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Ten things we learned from the Donut blogs in 2019

Date: 6 December 2019

By: Fiona Prior

Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Date: 4 December 2019

By: BananaPrint

Common tech mistakes your start-up needs to avoid

Date: 4 December 2019

By: Philip Piletic

A small business owner is frustrated by his slow website speed and other tech issues.
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Common tech mistakes your start-up needs to avoid

Small niggles with your business tech can become big issues over time - translating into bigger bills, lost customers and wasted opportunities.

Date: 4 December 2019 By: Philip Piletic

A businesswoman looks at her computer in disbelief, realising she’s paying for unnecessary software.
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How much are you spending on unnecessary software?

The average office computer has more than £200 of unnecessary software installed on it. Five free solutions that could do the job just as well.

Date: 29 October 2019 By: Tom Welbourne, The Good Marketer

A cybercriminal hacks into a business computer system and exploits sensitive data.
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Three smart cybersecurity tips for start ups

Like it or not, hackers are always on the lookout for ways to exploit your precious data. Keep them locked out of your systems with these tips.

Date: 2 October 2019 By: Reciprocity Labs

A hacker stands with his back turned whilst holding a laptop which he uses to steal data
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Top ten cyber security risks in 2019

Technology has drastically changed the face of business but has brought a wealth of new risks. We look at the top ten cyber security risks of 2019.

Date: 24 June 2019 By: Isabelle Poole

An entrepreneur manages her business documents using software, saving space for her shop's stock.
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Choosing document management software for your start up

Businesses new and old need to carefully consider how they store, manage and protect their documents. Why dedicated software could be the answer.

Date: 4 June 2019 By: Sheldon White

An entrepreneur discovers his laptop has been targeted by cyber attackers and vital files have been hacked.
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WannaCry: four cybersecurity lessons for businesses

The opportunistic WannaCry cyber attacks revealed gaping flaws in basic security planning. How can businesses avoid being caught out again?

Date: 28 May 2019 By: James Blake

Team of IT workers give each other hi fives in support of each other
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Six tips for choosing an IT support company

If you're outsourcing your IT, you need a company that can deliver the right services. Here are six tips for getting the right service at the right price.

Date: 27 March 2019 By: Jamshaid Choudhary

Three ways teamwork tools can boost your business
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Three ways teamwork tools can boost your business

Tech can help streamline processes, improve efficiency and get your team working together better. Key features to look out for in your teamwork tools.

Date: 22 November 2018 By: Meeting Zone

How a telecoms upgrade could boost your hotel business
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How a telecoms upgrade could boost your hotel business

Telecoms can play a significant role in a hotel's success. How your business could be missing out - and the benefits of investing in a better system.

Date: 2 August 2018 By: Dave Millett

Developing an app for your start-up
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Developing an app for your start-up

Creating your own business app means you're only ever a tap away from your customers, and it can provide you with valuable data. Where to start.

Date: 18 June 2018 By: BingDigital

Five common backup mistakes start-ups make
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Five common backup mistakes start-ups make

'But Bob usually does that' - sound familiar? Avoid a data disaster - five things you might be getting wrong when you back up your business files.

Date: 11 June 2018 By: Rob Stevenson

Clever apps for small businesses and start-ups
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Clever apps for small businesses and start-ups

It can be truly daunting starting up your own enterprise. Handy smartphone apps that can make managing a business just that little bit easier.

Date: 14 March 2018 By: Fonehouse

Why it pays to use applicant tracking software
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Why it pays to use applicant tracking software

Applicant tracking software makes recruitment easier and helps you find the best person for the job by automating job ad posts and CV assessment.

Date: 23 October 2017 By: Billy Leonard

Are you guilty of these smartphone bad habits?
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Are you guilty of these smartphone bad habits?

Are you guilty of some of the most common mobile bad manners, such as oversharing, texting while walking and taking too many selfies?

Date: 25 September 2017 By: Carphone Warehouse and One Poll

How to find the best merchant service for your start-up
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How to find the best merchant service for your start-up

Merchant services help you take card payments quickly, easily and securely. Libby James explains how they work and outlines the options.

Date: 12 May 2017 By: Libby James

Five technology must-haves for a successful start-up
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Five technology must-haves for a successful start-up

Rory Hope on the five technology must-haves for every start-up business, including accounting software, social media and digital filing.

Date: 3 November 2016 By: Rory Hope

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Everything you need to know when choosing your business phone number

A business telephone number can be a key part of your brand identity and it can increase customer communication. How to choose the right number.

Date: 19 July 2016 By: Planet Numbers