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The hard truth? Most mobile apps get deleted just six days after they’re last used. With so many applications on the market, you need a way to capture users’ interest. You need to keep them coming back. If they encounter app issues or find your user interface (UI) frustrating, they won’t wait for a fix.

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Printer manufacturers provide us with the opportunity to buy their hardware at ludicrously low prices, but then more than make up for it with the price of consumables. However, with some clever thinking, you can come out on top. Here are some simple ways to reduce your ink or toner consumption.
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Leasing office space is a big cost for a small business. Securing a favourable lease is vital, as this can save you money that can be used in other areas of the company, such as recruiting talent or developing your product.
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If you’ve started a micro-business recently and you’re feeling like it’s time to leave the shed then you’ll no doubt be bewildered by the sheer range of options on offer. There’s hot-desking, leased offices, short-term rentals and shared spaces, all of different sizes and arrangements.
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Failing in business at some point is not only inevitable but essential. Failure is the biggest teacher, therefore there is always a lesson to be learnt. Failing at anything can be horrible and it can definitely knock your confidence, however, it’s vital that you get back up. As the small business owner and decision maker, you are allowed to fail, however, it’s your recovery that says everything about you as a leader. You need to make sure that you are leading by example and showing your team how to recover from a failure in business.

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A company succeeds or fails on its reputation; a good reputation will bring you more customers, more sales, and ultimately more profits. You will be able to grow and thrive exactly as you want to. A bad reputation will result in fewer sales because fewer people will want to be associated with your company name, brand, products, or services. Although this sounds fairly frightening, it’s not something that you should lose sleep over – as long as you commit to doing the right thing at all times and admit your mistakes (because every business makes them, no matter how established they are, and it’s how you deal with them that counts).
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Decorating your office can be as challenging as it is rewarding. And being limited to a budget does not make the job easier! It is much more challenging to decorate an office than it is to decorate your bedroom or living room because the office is a much more sober place. Even if you run a small business, you probably get a lot of people coming over to your office, and you need to make sure that they get a good first impression of the place. After all, they will use that impression to make their initial judgement of you

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 This advice is based very much on experience.  Only two years ago, I was about to close my digital agency. I had been forced to let six staff go and it was down to just me and one other.

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The work-life balance is something that has become more important in recent years, even though it has also become more difficult to obtain in many cases. There was a time when working long hours (and at weekends), losing sleep and sacrificing family time, was seen as something admirable, but thankfully the pendulum is beginning to swing the other way, and now most people understand how important it is to have some downtime.
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A franking machine is one of the most interesting postage devices we have out there. What makes a franking machine unique is the way it simplifies the mailing process in your business. Furthermore, a franking machine has the option of customising the company logo and business brand on letters.  The one thing that makes this machine admirable is the way it reduces the high costs of posting letters.
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A business needs to increase its customers in order to grow. One of the most obvious ways to do this is through advertising. But advertising comes at a cost and doesn’t always guarantee results. With that risk in mind, is there such a thing as free advertising and can you use it to grow your business?

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Growth is one of the key watchwords for any SME. While a state of stasis is preferable to decline and loss, it’s growth that provides the reassurance that you’re making the right decisions. But what do you do if part of your growth strategy includes moving into the markets overseas? How can you give yourself the best possible chance of success?
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When small businesses become stable they should consider looking beyond their border to grow their business. Business growth is incredibly important and the lack of it can leave small businesses stagnant leading to failure. One way to grow a business is by taking it international and catering to customers across the world. It may seem daunting leaving the security of what you know, however, it can be a worthwhile challenge. There are multiple ways in which you can appeal to customers all over the world.
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With all the difficulties of setting up a business in the first place and with how saturated the market is, you’re certainly busy as a business owner. But you can’t be too busy to think about the future, set up a plan for your business, and figure out how to grow your business this year.

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Running your own business can be challenging and quite daunting at times, especially in today’s climate. But when you get that proverbial ball rolling, it can be incredibly rewarding. To aid a successful business, you not only need the right ideas and the right team but the best lab and office space in which can help you and your business to thrive and grow.
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You might think that your office printer is working well and fulfilling its purpose but it’s likely that you could be getting more value out of it. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your machine Printerland have put together a list of five printing tips and printer tricks that can help to improve its performance.
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The secret to success in business isn’t getting customers, it’s keeping them. Developing brand loyalty is essential for anyone who wants to succeed. At its core, brand loyalty means that customers are dedicated to using your product for their needs, showing it off to their friends, and sporting your logo on their clothing. If you get brand loyalty, the sky’s the limit and growth is inevitable. How do you get to that point, though? Here are four key parts of what it takes to build brand loyalty, highlighted by Arc & Co.

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It can be a real challenge for start-ups to become legitimate businesses, or at least look the part. There’s a certain image that must be attained in order to be taken seriously, and that usually takes time. But there are short-cuts you can take so that your small business can create the big business image you are aspiring to. You just need to know what steps to take, where to spend money, and where to invest your time and efforts and you will see what a difference that can make.
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Deciding between working with a Cut Make Trim (CMT) manufacturing partner or scaling up production and opting for a fully-factored partner (FF) abroad, is a choice that most successful fashion, accessories and furniture brands have had to make at some point.
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The digital world has been marching forward over the past 20 years, providing ever more efficient services to the public and businesses via the internet, and now there is a new revolution on the horizon. The industrial revolution transformed manual work; Artificial Intelligence (AI) will dramatically change the nature of the service industry and white-collar work.

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