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We have opinions and we like to share them.

They aren’t always technology related, we like to think we have a thing or two to say about Leadership and management and hope you will find the occasional post or tweet useful.

Missed calls kill sales

Missed calls kill sales. Answerphones kill sales too. And both of these things are so easy to avoid. Using an up-to-date VOIP phone system. You’ve probably heard of VOIP. They’re phones that use your internet connection, rather than the traditional phone lines. And that makes them very cost effective, and unbelievably flexible. You’ll be able […]

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GDPR one year on

It’s hard to believe, but a whole year has passed since everyone was panicking about the new GDPR data protection regulations starting. Fines issued over the past twelve months have already totalled €56m. And watchdogs say the European data protection agencies are just warming up. Yes that includes here in the UK. In the first […]

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Could I crack your staff’s passwords?

One of the most common ways hackers find their way into businesses is by brute force cracking passwords. This is where they try millions of variations of simple words, characters and numbers. Even if you think your passwords are secure and unguessable, what about your staff? Are you sure there’s no-one using Password1234 to access […]

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Effective team chat without WhatsApp

As much as we’d love to clone ourselves, we can’t run our businesses on our own, can we? And we owe it to our team to give them the most effective tools to communicate and stay organised. If your business is relying just on email or WhatsApp for team chat, you’re missing a big trick. […]

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The scams you need to know about

Scams come in many different forms, and not all of them happen online. This guide from the Money Advice Service is full of information about common scams in the home, workplace and beyond. Some of them might seem obvious, but it’s worth having a look and sharing with friends and family- particularly older relatives. A […]

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Social media relaxation tools

Social media is an essential tool for all modern businesses. But frankly, it’s tiring trying to keep up with all that posting, scheduling and responding to messages. This post from Marketing and Growth Hacking introduces the best social media management tools, to help you grow your online presence without tearing your hair out. 27 of […]

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Another clever tool hidden inside Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is gorgeous, isn’t it? It’s packed with brilliant, productivity boosting tools that can take your business to a whole new level. But in our experience, most business owners and managers aren’t aware of everything that’s already available to them in their Office 365 suite. These days it’s a lot more than just […]

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65,000 hacks a day

Cyber crime continues to be the number one threat affecting UK businesses. With a staggering 65,000 hacking attempts made every single day. This is a war. So how do you prepare your troops for battle? We’ve written a new guide, called Beating the Baddies: How to Win the War Against Hackers. It’s full of practical […]

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What’s the worse that could happen?

Have a think for a second… what’s the worst thing that could happen to your business’s premises? Burglary? Fire? Flood? OK, statistically it’s pretty unlikely that something bad would happen. But if it did, the speed at which your business gets back up and running, totally depends on how much preparation you have done. There’s […]

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A Brexit action plan for small businesses

Sorry. It’s a post about Brexit 🙄 I read that UK growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2018, thanks to increased anxiety around Brexit. If you’re among the many business leaders worried about the impact of Brexit on your business, this article may be of interest. https://smallbusiness.co.uk/preparing-brexit-planning-2546591/ If there’s any part of […]

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