Is your business prepared for winter?

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Winter! Christmas! Snow! These are words we all dread until at least December, but the reality is when running an SME you have to be prepared for these in advance. This year the weather has been relatively mild but don’t let that lure you in to false expectations, the snow and ice could still replace the

How safe is your SME?

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It’s a scary statistic, but 74% of small organisations reported a cyber security breach in 2015, according to the Government Security Breaches Survey. Yes, that’s right: 74%. The average cost of the worst security breach was between £65,000 and £115,000 – sometimes resulting in a business being put out of action for up to ten

An introduction to content marketing

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If you’re running your own business you’ll know how crucial marketing is in sending a steady stream of new customers your way. You need to spread the word about what you do so that the right customers get to know, like and trust you. You’ve got to decide how best to spend your marketing budget

Why SMEs don't grow

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According to research produced by Capital Economics*, SMEs are set to see enjoy substantial growth by 2020. They’ll contribute an estimated £1.6bn to the UK economy and cities including Birmingham, Leeds and Brighton will become new hubs for enterprise. So, the future looks rosy. But business growth doesn’t come easily – for continued expansion conditions

Is your SME cyber aware?

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With 44% of SMEs believing that they are not at risk of cyber-attack it’s never been more important to be prepared. In the USA 44%* of small businesses reported being the victim of a cyber-attack costing them an average of £9,000 per attack. Do you have that kind of money to throw about? It’s also

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