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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 smiling female entrepreneur proudly hands her new business card to a client.
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Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Designing a business card can be easy with online card templates - but how can you choose the best provider? Look for these three features.

Date: 4 December 2019 By: BananaPrint

Two female entrepreneurs set up their first business website with WordPress and choose a hosting provider.
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How your hosting provider can affect WordPress site security

If you’re building a WordPress site for your start-up, you need to choose a hosting provider. Your options, and how each one compares for security.

Date: 4 November 2019 By: Mary Derosa

A busy ecommerce entrepreneur fulfils lots of orders received through his online shop.
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Where to start with multi-channel marketing

Getting customers flocking to your online business is more complicated than just offering quality products. Why multi-channel marketing is a must.

Date: 11 September 2019 By: Alexa Coleman

A logistics manager uses a tablet to plan supply chain movements for UK goods.
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What impact will Brexit have on supply chains?

The post-Brexit future for many UK industries remains uncertain - and supply chains aren't immune to the risks. Is there any light on the horizon?

Date: 2 September 2019 By: Tom Disapong

Two happy small business co-owners check the improved SEO on their company website.
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SEO - six absolute must-haves for your small business

Finding time to digest conflicting advice on SEO can be tough when you're running a business. Cut the confusion and focus on these six key measures.

Date: 6 June 2019 By: The Good Marketer

A mature female is working on a laptop at a desk in her home
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How to make your work-from-home business look professional

There are millions of home-based businesses in the UK. Here are some tips for those businesses on appearing more professional and established.

Date: 25 April 2019 By: Jo Meunier

A woman is recording a video marketing message for her website
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Ten ways video marketing can help your business grow

Video marketing is no longer the preserve of big firms. Anyone can make a quick and cheap video and video marketing can help you grow your business.

Date: 5 April 2019 By: Jamshaid Chaudhary

Male SEO expert working on improving the online presence of a client's website
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Do you need to hire an SEO agency?

Many transactions these days start with a quick Google. How the SEO professionals can help you get your site noticed by the search engines.

Date: 7 February 2019 By: Jamshaid Choudhary

Realise the American dream with your UK business
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Realise the American dream with your UK business

Expanding to the US could be the making of many a British business - but it's not a simple task. How to check whether the signs are right for success.

Date: 19 November 2018 By: Rachael Matthews

Get started selling with Amazon FBA - infographic
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Get started selling with Amazon FBA - infographic

Businesses that sell via Amazon's fulfilment programme see great results - if they put in the work. This infographic walks you through the key steps.

Date: 8 November 2018 By: Rachael Matthews

How to deliver bad feedback to employees
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How to deliver bad feedback to employees

If a staff member does a really poor job, or makes a serious mistake, it can be an emotionally-charged situation. How to feed back constructively.

Date: 26 October 2018 By: Richard Foster-Fletcher

Delivering better customer service by phone
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Delivering better customer service by phone

When customers need help fast, nothing beats a phone call to your friendly support team. Try these three tools to supercharge your service.

Date: 19 October 2018 By: Elena Volozova

Should your workspace reflect your brand?
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Should your workspace reflect your brand?

Successful branding means creating a consistent visual language - both online and off. How your office space can reinforce your brand identity.

Date: 17 October 2018 By: Victoria Harrison

Help! What to do when a presentation goes wrong
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Help! What to do when a presentation goes wrong

Even when we're confident in our subject, things can go wrong in a presentation - from technical mishaps to hecklers. How to get things back on track.

Date: 8 October 2018 By: Sudha Mani

Three reasons to promote your business with leaflets
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Three reasons to promote your business with leaflets

Just because we're in the digital age, it doesn’t mean well-executed physical advertising can’t have an impact. Why leafleting still gets results.

Date: 1 October 2018 By: Jon Gibson

Create compelling content that gets results
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Create compelling content that gets results

Fresh, engaging online content creates engagement with your audience and drives traffic - and sales. How to get your content strategy right.

Date: 25 September 2018 By: Mian Azhar

Expanding your business to Europe - the Brexit factor
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Expanding your business to Europe - the Brexit factor

Moving into a new market brings serious challenges at any time, but especially now with EU exit terms still under discussion. Tips for success.

Date: 12 September 2018 By: buzzmove