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5 tips to improve your business this year
January 27, 2016

5 tips to improve your business this year

1) Look for new ways to ‘wow’ your customers in 2016 Each year, you should be taking the time to think of new ways that you can please your customers that year. Take the time to have a real, sit-down discussion with your entire team. Think about the different ways that you can surprise and impress your… Read full article

How to use Google Maps without any phone service
January 20, 2016

How to use Google Maps without any phone service

At the end of last year Google launched its offline feature for its Maps app, which lets you download and save a segment of a map so you can use it to find your way around even when you don’t have mobile data or Wi-Fi. It’s especially handy when you’re travelling and don’t have any service…. Read full article

4 ways to securely protect your small business
December 23, 2015

4 ways to securely protect your small business

1) Awareness Training Train your employees on Internet Safety so that they’re wary of attachments or links in emails, even if they seem to come from people they trust. Don’t become a statistic. With small steps, you can better protect your business against cyber threats.   2) Upgrade Your Protection Many small businesses still rely… Read full article

How to give a slow computer a boost
December 22, 2015

How to give a slow computer a boost

 1) Turning off animations Animations and fancy visual effects will eat up a whole lot of your processing power – especially on older machines. Turning these off will make your PC look like it’s from the 90’s, but it will be considerably quicker. On a windows machine: Step 1: Open the Start menu type ‘Adjust the… Read full article

Success tips from Small Business leaders
December 08, 2015

Success tips from Small Business leaders

Share info on Facebook that’s good for your customers “Having a Facebook presence as a real estate professional is vitally important. Buyers and sellers are there. Make sure you are sharing information that is great for the consumer, not just real estate people.” Bill Harney, CEO, Keeping Current Matters   Twitter Provides Powerful Market Research… Read full article

Microsoft Excel Powerhacks
October 28, 2015

Microsoft Excel Powerhacks

1. Filter to understand your data Use Advanced Filter or a quick PivotTable to generate a list of unique categories – this will expose any typos or inconsistencies in classification.    2. Save calculation time If you’re dealing with a massive database, and asking Excel to perform many calculations, then you can hard-paste formulae once they’re… Read full article

Tips to keep your data safe in the cloud
October 20, 2015

Tips to keep your data safe in the cloud

– Educate your end-users about the basics of information security – for example, make sure they know why they need to choose strong passwords and that they’re alert to the dangers of phishing emails designed to persuade them to give their log-in details to people with criminal intentions.   – Get in the habit of… Read full article

Digital tips for small businesses
October 07, 2015

Digital tips for small businesses

1. Track visitors to your website You need to be able to see what pages people are looking at and for how long for, and where they’re coming from. Google Analytics is a good example of a useful free analytics product.   2. Keep on top of your information Make sure all of your info… Read full article

(Windows 10) Skype Autocorrect and Language Tips
September 18, 2015

(Windows 10) Skype Autocorrect and Language Tips

Edit your last message, fast To quickly change the last message that you sent on Skype chat press the upwards arrow on your keyboard. This is the fast alternative to right clicking the message and clicking ‘Edit Message’. You can also just delete the message by right clicking and clicking ‘Delete Message’.     Change… Read full article

4 tips to safeguard your Small Business
August 28, 2015

4 tips to safeguard your Small Business

Cybercrime costs small businesses in the UK £785 million each year. Last year the number of data breaches increased by 23%, and over a third of spear-phishing attacks targeted small businesses. Here are the best tips to follow to safeguard your small business:   1. Have your passwords protected. Don’t use the same password on different… Read full article

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