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10 handy things you NEED to help improve communications in your SME

Good planning, commitment and communication is the key to success for any SME. There are many of articles available online that are dedicated to the first two, but do you know how to improve communications within your business?

4 ways to keep your kids safe on the Internet

4 ways to keep your kids safe on the Internet

With their growing importance to the way the world works, learning how to use networked and internet capable devices like laptops and smartphones is more vital than ever.

Reasons why some ecommerce sites fail

There is no doubt that ecommerce is one of the best business opportunities for entrepreneurs today.

How to create the perfect poster campaign for your big business

Big businesses need to make a big noise. They need their message to be seen and heard by a large number of people to attract people to their products and services.

Christmas shopping is as pressurised as running a marathon

Christmas shopping is as pressurised as running a marathon

eBay, the online marketplace, has conducted a study into the emotional intensity of Christmas shopping; looking at the attitudes and pressures of both online and offline experiences.

UK set to spend £4.9 billion in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become key events on the UK’s shopping calendar. This year, according to new research from Gocompare.com Credit Cards, consumers will spend an estimated £4.9 billion (£175 per household) on bagging bargains in the weekend-long sales commencing Friday 25 November.

UK retail sales to grow an estimated 2.5.% in December 2016

UK retail sales to grow an estimated 2.5.% in December 2016

As Brits start to turn their minds towards filling this year’s stockings, Mintel estimates that total UK retail sales will grow 2.5% in December 2016 to reach £42.2 billion.

Authenticity is critical to success, say 67% of social influencers

Social influencers are at the forefront, shaping digital communications for the fashion and beauty industries, yet there remains a massive disconnect in the way influencers and brands currently work together, finds the new Fashion and Beauty Monitor report produced in association with Econsultancy.

Zalando is an e-retailer in vogue

German online fashion retailer Zalando has capitalised on European consumers’ changing shopping habits and love of mobile to become the fastest-growing company in its sector, and Chi Chan, European Equities Portfolio Manager at Hermes Investment Management, expects its scale, aggressive marketing and effective technology to make it a dominant e-commerce vendor.

A little help from your friends: how to choose a peering provider

Let's talk about people who thrive on buying either the cheapest version of everything, or the first version they find without bothering to do research or compare options.

Cost-effective ways to deliver parcels abroad

When it comes to sending parcels abroad, a lot of people will head straight to the post office and get it delivered through Royal Mail.

Tech-savvy toddlers outpace parents with coding knowledge

Tech-savvy toddlers outpace parents with coding knowledge

Millions of parents are being left in the dark by their super-geek kids, according to new research.

Avoiding disaster: The importance of application layer security

It isn’t a pleasant way of going about things, but in order to begin to understand the importance of application layer security, you need to consider the worst case scenario.

Millions of UK consumers get satisfaction by complaining on social media

Millions of UK consumers have taken to social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter to air their grievances about companies’ products and services.

Festival goers spend up to £9.3 billion just for Instagram image

UK festival goers are set to spend an average of £179 on clothes and accessories– close to the cost of a 2016 Glastonbury ticket – just to create the perfect festival image for Instagram, according to new research from B, the new money management app.