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Every small business wants success, but achieving this goal can be challenging and demanding. The good news is that there are ways to capture your audience’s attention and assist them on their journey to find your products. There are plenty of eCommerce strategies that can help you impress customers enough so that they come back for more products and services.

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2020 has brought on more challenges than small businesses were prepared to deal with. One of them is the rise in cyber attacks taking advantage of the panic caused by the pandemic. To give businesses some breathing room, we’ll be exploring what no-logs VPNs are and how they can stem the tide of hacking activity and mass surveillance.

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If you are facing business challenges, they can conspire to make us feel down and sap our energy and enthusiasm, which is not good for business. Consider what it would be like if you could have a positive mindset permanently! If these things didn’t affect you negatively but could be faced without fear or stress?

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It is always a good idea to go global if your business is already doing well locally. The benefits and opportunities that emerge from going global are endless. Among them is that:

  • There is a chance to find lower production costs overseas.
  • You get access to new markets and customers which increases your revenue.
  • Globalisation also helps you tap in on the latest innovation and technology that exists in the market.
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There are several great reasons why every business should strive to operate sustainably. Firstly, it’s mostly a money-saver. Using sustainable resources and processes might take some upfront investment, but it reduces your costs in the long run. Secondly, it’s great for PR. There’s an excellent chance that your target audience will think better of you if you go green.

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We live in a digital era. The era in which remote work is no longer a growing trend but a part of our everyday lives. Being able to work from home or any place in the world has allowed people to finally fulfil their dreams of becoming small business owners. If you are one of those people that thinks launching a business isn’t difficult, then think again. Building a business from scratch and running a remote team takes enormous effort.

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The full impact of the pandemic has been felt across all sectors and industries, and it’s well known that SMEs are among the hit hardest by lockdown measures across the world. The need for increased investment has grown, and many businesses are turning to novel technological solutions to offset the worst of the disruption caused by Covid-19 – especially as new lockdowns are increasingly likely to be reintroduced. But while technology can certainly help it requires careful analysis and smart decision making to ensure it adds genuine business value and has a lasting effect.

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The mobile apps trend is here to stay. If you haven’t heard of this term, get ready. With the increase in the variety of smartphones, the number of available apps also grows. Also, people are spending more time with their devices and decreasing the use of desktop computers and notebooks.

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Small print and hidden fees affect all types of customers and businesses. However, their impact on small businesses is highly detrimental as they already run on tight cash flows and strict budgets.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is vitally important in today’s world however big or small your company. Because the idea has been around for a while some might think it is old hat.  In fact, I would say the ethos behind it is still as important as ever, if not more so. We’re currently living in a low trust world where it seems everyone is just out for themselves and what they can take from life – even if that means telling a bare-faced lie. But the tide is turning.

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Would you jump into a plane with a pilot who had learned to fly from books alone? Highly unlikely I suspect! We are willing to trust pilots because they’ve spent hundreds of hours in a flight simulator, have developed their expertise and can cope in situations of extreme pressure.

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Are you planning to build your website and are looking for a good web hosting provider? If yes, then you have landed on the right page. We know that there are numerous web hosting service providers you can find in the digital market. However, choosing the right hosting service provider for your business is essential.

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In the current climate, small businesses appreciate local support and custom now more than ever. With Covid-19 causing many businesses to temporarily cease trading or experience significantly lower turnover, it is vital to encourage and grow small businesses once again.

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The business communication arena is in a state of a massive overhaul. With the rise of social networks, fast internet connections, and cloud computing, customers’ demands have changed. Today, they expect businesses to respond to their service inquiries on multiple channels, in real-time. And, if your customer service does not meet their expectations, they will stop buying from you.

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If you are on your way to a best friend’s birthday lunch or an evening out with a banquet menu what do you decide to wear? My guess is you will choose to something with a bit of stretch! This is no different in a small business, you need to plan for growth and be agile and responsive to change. That way you will not outgrow your processes.

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When planning a business trip abroad there are many considerations, even in ‘normal’ times and right now the priority is ensuring you stay safe while travelling and having a productive time at your destination, or a fun holiday if this is a personal trip or a combination of business and leisure.

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COVID-19 has disrupted our businesses and our personal lives in unimaginable ways. As Vladimir Lenin once said: There are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks where decades happen.  There is no doubt about which kind of week, month or year we have been experiencing.

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Bills are one of those things that everyone will, from time to time, give a subtle groan to when they get them in the post. When running a business, it can sometimes feel easier to simply pay whatever it says on the paper and not stop to think if it makes sense.

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In an ever-competitive and constantly evolving online landscape, your business’ eCommerce website needs to be fully equipped to outshine competitors – especially with Statista predicting there will be more than 2.14 billion people shopping online in 2021.

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If you’re running a limited company, there are certain details you must include on your invoices by law and others which should be included. Your aim is to provide accurate information which fully describes what services are included, and concise company details to ensure that you get paid correctly, and on time. Writing an invoice can be straightforward, once you understand all the details that will need to be featured.
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