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3 Reasons We Should Increase the Number of Women in Tech (Spoiler Alert! one of them is world peace)

The repercussions of dwindling numbers of females present in tech are far fetching. By increasing the number of woman in tech, we could improve our economy, create a more harmonious society and have a greater range of digital products. Unfortunately, all this glory lies beyond our finger tips, because women are just not choosing tech […]

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4 Reasons Scottish SMEs Should be Saying ‘No’ to Independence

With the latest debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling deteriorating into an all-out pointing and shouting match, it’s time to look beneath the theatrics to what independence actually means for SMEs across Scotland. With the vote looming, more and more businesses are stepping out of the woodwork to voice their concerns. A week ago […]

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Are UK workers facing a stress crisis?

We may be facing a stress epidemic according to a shocking new study. 44% of Brits admitted to feeling stressed, with almost half of these cases going on to develop into issues such as anxiety and depression. The study by Bupa (a private insurance company) revealed some chilling statistics and it’s not just isolated to […]

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What is ‘Big Data’ and Do You Have it?

‘Big Data’ is a term that’s been bandied about in ever increasing frequency over the last few years – usually by people selling incredibly expensive technology solutions. The claim is that getting a handle on your big data can lead to big gains in productivity, efficiency and competitive edge. But are these claims justified? And if […]

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4 Steps to Sales and Marketing Zen

In the endless battle between Sales and Marketing, the only ones left victorious are your competitors. So perhaps it’s time to wave a white flag and concentrate on a treaty which will aid your business in flourishing rather than flailing. The tale is age old and we’ve all heard it before – sales and marketing […]

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How to Nurture Leads For Maximum Sales Performance

Leads are our business – and if you’re anything like us, the B2B marketplace is central to your company and leads probably mean a great deal to you too.  The traditional plan with a lead is to strike while the iron is hot, so as a salesperson, when you get hold of a hot lead […]

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6 Small Business Marketing Sweet Spots: Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Marketing from the perspective of a small business can often seem like an uphill struggle: marketing expertise and advice is expensive, you don’t have the budget to subscribe to fancy online marketing tools and you have no brand cache to exploit. On top of all that there’s only a handful of you at best (and […]

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Stamp prices increase from 31st of March 2014

The recently privatised Royal Mail will be hiking up stamp prices from the 31st of March. A first-class stamp’s price will go up by 2p, to 62p, and the second-class stamp will see a 3p increase, up to 53p. See if you can save money on postage here, by hiring or purchasing a franking machine. […]

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The tale of (Not Provided) in Google Analytics

Two years ago Google began encrypting searches for users that were signed in, this resulted in the  appearance of the frustrating “(not provided)” result. Now Google has recently announced – albeit quietly – a change aimed at encrypting all search activity, except for ad clicks. This means that there is actually nothing to stop referrer […]

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