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The 10 biggest I.T. myths.
November 15, 2017

The 10 biggest I.T. myths.

The world of Information Technology is a very factual place. Whilst your average I.T. professional tends to like facts that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a substantial number of half-truths knocking about that confuse people! To try and sort the fact from fiction we’ve come up with 10 of the best known I.T. Myths and debunked… Read full article

Keyboard shortcuts to save you time
March 21, 2017

Keyboard shortcuts to save you time

Windows 10 includes lots of keyboard shortcuts that can save you time. These often replace multiple mouse clicks. Whilst not all of these will be useful, and memorising them all would be a bit of a task, learning and using the ones that are most important to you is a great way to enhance your Windows… Read full article

Beware the Phishermen…..
March 09, 2017

Beware the Phishermen…..

We tweeted earlier this week about a client who had received a call from what he believed was TalkTalk customer service. The individual had called TalkTalk 2 weeks before and believed this was a return call. However it was a scam, the fraudsters inserted software onto his machine that stopped all of his programmes, including… Read full article

Business Awards – Why You Should Enter.
February 08, 2017

Business Awards – Why You Should Enter.

As you know Your IT are very proud to be one of the sponsors of this year’s Nottingham Post Business Awards. Entry is now open and you can enter our category ‘Creative Industries Business of the Year’ and all the others at http://nottinghampostbusinessawards.co.uk/ But why would you bother? It takes time and effort to put… Read full article

Have you tried turning it off……………………………….
January 31, 2017

Have you tried turning it off……………………………….

And back on again? The statement made famous by the Channel 4 show ‘The IT Crowd’ and repeated every time you say that you work for an IT Support company! The thing is it actually works quite a lot of the time, which is why it may well be what an IT Support engineer asks… Read full article

How to write the perfect business plan
August 26, 2016

How to write the perfect business plan

1. Research Research and analyse your product, your market and your objective expertise. Consider spending twice as much time researching, evaluating and thinking as you spend actually writing the business plan. To write the perfect plan, you must know your company, your product, your competition and the market intimately. In other words, it’s your responsibility… Read full article

Tips to building customer loyalty
August 18, 2016

Tips to building customer loyalty

1. Understand the consumer It’s easy to speak in terms of generalities, but the best strategy is one of the most basic: understanding who your customer is and what their needs are. When, what, and why do they buy?   Every niche and audience of course is a little different, and you will have an… Read full article

What to consider when opening a 2nd business location
August 05, 2016

What to consider when opening a 2nd business location

Although opening a second location for your business may not seem too complicated, expanding your business takes a lot of forethought and preparation. In some ways, it’s like starting a whole new business. If you’re evaluating this move yourself, make sure to ask yourself these questions before taking the leap:   1. Can you afford it? Even if… Read full article

7 tips for planning your company conference
August 01, 2016

7 tips for planning your company conference

1. Evaluate the conference This post-conference step is sometimes skipped, but it shouldn’t be. You need concrete and measurable feedback on the conference for attendees. A short questionnaire asking what participants gleaned from the conference is a good idea. Go back to your purpose here. If the purpose was motivating the sales force, what was… Read full article

4 things small businesses should outsource
July 13, 2016

4 things small businesses should outsource

For a startup or small business, any reduction in overhead lets you shift more revenue to operational growth, while simultaneously freeing up your time. Outsourcing can provide continuity, operational expense control and risk management. It can also improve your work/life balance.   Here are five tasks you can easily outsource to contribute to the growth… Read full article

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