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What is permission to contact?

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In the marketing business this is known as opt-in. If you’re going to send information about your business to people, you must have permission. That means your contacts must have actively agreed to receive information from you. The various online platforms that specialise in data management, like MailChimp, AWeber, Infusionsoft, GetReponse, ConstantContact and others – […]

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GDPR. A scary monster or a pussycat!

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Whether you’re in the ‘do it all at the last minute’ camp or the ‘take action now to avoid panic later’ faction, GDPR is coming. The date it becomes part of our legislation is 25 May 2018 – and that’s not the point at which you have to take action, it’s the point at which […]

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My computer’s not working

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When something goes wrong with your IT a feeling of dread takes over – today’s business world grinds to a halt when the computing system doesn’t work. The problem is that when things stop working it’s often too late to rescue the situation. If the hard drive is corrupted the data may have been lost […]

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IT for life

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The world is changing, new technology, new customer demands, new approaches to business. The way your business operates is constantly evolving and staying ahead of the technology curve can be a challenge. It’s only a few years ago that accounts were done on a spreadsheet, then Sage appeared and everyone switched, now the online accounting […]

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How efficient is your business?

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If you have a computer you probably have software packages to allow you to manage information, but do you have the right software? Are you still trying to manage your accounts in a spreadsheet? You may not need Sage, but knowing your options and the facilities each one offers can help you make a better […]

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Stick to what you’re good at!

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When you start a business it’s usually because you have a skill or passion that you want to share with others.  Then, in the cold light of day, you realise you have to have a whole host of other skills too. When you start a business it’s usually because you have a skill or passion […]

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How many passwords can you remember?

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I was wondering how many times a day we have to enter a password? Curiosity got the better of me so I started counting and gave up when I passed 40 before lunch! It’s a constant struggle; not just remembering the ones we have, but finding new ones that fit the relevant criteria required, such […]

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Get more from your Microsoft Office 365

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Office 365 is taking over the world! The number of users is likely to surpass the 100 million mark this year. Not surprisingly, Microsoft are keeping up the pressure to gain customers, by adding more apps into the Office 365 portfolio. If you’re an Office 365 user, or are considering making the move, here is […]

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8 nasty shocks you don’t need!

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In any society there are a few ‘bad eggs’ and the world wide web is no different. There are some people who dedicate themselves to stealing information and others that just take delight in causing other people problems – sometimes for no apparent reason! Whether you run a company with dozens of workstations or just […]

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Does your technology improve productivity? – Part 2

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Our last article started your thinking about technologies that can improve your efficiency and increase productivity.  This is the other part of the pair with more tips that hopefully will make your life easier. Voice, don’t text One of the most underrated features of WhatsApp is the ability to record short, voicemail-style messages at the […]

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