7 Mistakes to Avoid When Recruiting

Human resources and CRM

Hiring a new team member is a big deal. Recruiting is always a big deal; there is pressure to find the right ‘fit’, someone who will work with your company culture, be productive and contribute to your business. But recruitment is perhaps an even bigger deal in an SME. If you are the business owner,

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Five Twitter Tips To Help Your Business Thrive

Five Twitter Tips

If you are a local business then you should be on Twitter! If business networking such as BNI, FSB Meetings, business lunches, breakfast clubs etc. work for your business, then you should be on Twitter.  Period. Twitter is a thriving community for local business and it is so easy to tap into if you know

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Home Office Versus Office Office – Which Is Best?

Home office

In theory running your business from an office at home ticks all the boxes when it comes to work – lifestyle balance. I have tried this on several occasions throughout my career, sometimes by design and often out of necessity. The dream scenario of getting up early and dashing off a few thousand words for

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Best Practice For The New Linkedin Showcase Pages

Showcase Pages on Linkedin

Now, I have finally calmed down after the announcement that Linkedin products and services will be removed on 14th April 2014.  If you want to know why I was so annoyed, then you can read my rant over here.. Anyway, the same as most things in life, it is time to move on and embrace

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The Nail That Costs £103


You may have heard the story about the man with the squeaky floor board. Despite his best efforts and several nails hammered in he could not fix the problem and reluctantly called a carpenter. The Carpenter arrived, hammered in one nail and the squeak was gone. He was there for 5 minutes and presented the

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How to save money with your next website project


This article is intended to help you avoid many common issues that some people may fall into when planning their new or an updated website. A typical site from start to finish involves a few stages, however the key ones are usually along the lines of: A meeting to discuss your REQUIREMENTS Making up a

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Five Top Facebook Tools to Help Your Business

Facebook tools

I love Facebook, so I am forever looking at new ways to become engaged with my audience.  Over the last few years I have discovered some amazing tools that assist you in becoming creative with your post ideas, saving you time and above all, helping your community to find your content easily. Here are my

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Five Tools to Help You Become A Better Blogger

Five blogging tools

Blogging can be an extremely time consuming process, but it is also an essential marketing tool for your business, especially if Google ranking is important to you. I know that if I was just starting out in the blogging world, then knowing the tools and techniques that would save me time, would be valuable to

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