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Business Jargon – your go-to guide…

15th May 2018
15th May 2018

In order that you don’t have to re-invent the wheel and can hit the ground running, we’ve found an A to Z of modern business jargon to help you streamline your thinking and add value…

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Why local SEO is important to SMEs

8th May 2018
8th May 2018

local seo for local businessMost people have heard of SEO – search engine optimisation, where your website is listed high on Google (and other search engine) listings.  For the local business, the aim is to be high on searches for local businesses.  Nearly half of all Google searches ask for local results, so the aim for a local business is to be in that box which shows the top 3 results – here’s a search we did for “plumbers Wisbech”.  If you’re not in that top 3, your potential customers are going to have to work harder to find you.

So how do you get there?  There are some easy and straightforward techniques which you need to put in place – of course there are more complex and technical things to do as well, but for now we’ll concentrate on the more simple things you need to do.

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Why SMEs should use social media

23rd April 2018
23rd April 2018

Is #socialmedia ever out of the news nowadays?  A quick glance at today’s headlines shows 2 social media items in the top 10 – and they’re not good news stories!  Just last week saw the news that pub chain Wetherspoons are withdrawing totally from their many social media accounts.  In such a frenzied atmosphere, many businesses are reviewing their social media activity.  The fact remains, though, that it does play a key part in the marketing strategies of many successful brands.

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Non taxable employee benefits

20th April 2018
20th April 2018

There are a lot of things an employer can provide to their employees that are not taxable.  We thought we’d do a list of the most common benefits – how many of these did you know about?

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How to change accountants

13th April 2018
13th April 2018

There is a big myth that some people believe that you can’t move accountants.  The truth is you can – here we look at how to change accountants, and how easy it is to do so.

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Time is Precious

4th April 2018
4th April 2018

Time managementThe clocks went back, we’ve just had a long Easter weekend, spring is here – doesn’t time fly by?  Ever wonder what we do with our time?  A recent survey found that the average employee in the UK spends 10 hours a week preparing for and attending meetings, yet half of those meetings they think are un-necessary.  Another source found that the average office worker spends about 16 hours every week in meetings.  When do they get to do any work?

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Individuals’ Tax Rates & Thresholds 18/19

28th March 2018
28th March 2018

We are approaching the 2018/19 tax year and hence new tax rates and rules will be coming into force. From 6 April 2018 our individual personal allowance (amount each person can earn tax free) will increase to £11,850 per year (£988 per month; £288 per week).

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New 2018/19 tax rates and allowances

26th March 2018
26th March 2018

We are approaching the 2018/19 tax year and hence new tax rates and rules will be coming into force.

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Business in the UK

20th March 2018
20th March 2018

We often hear talk of “the economy”, and “business” – but we thought we’d delve a little deeper into what this actually meant in 2017.

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What is a cryptocurrency?

14th March 2018
14th March 2018

What is it?

Essentially, a cryptocurrency is digital cash.  Technically it’s a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system”.

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