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Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

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Using CRM Data to Build Marketing Campaigns

Ella Patenall of Tech.co​ explores how SMEs can use CRM data to inform their long-term marketing strategy, including a look at data cleansing, segmentation and personalisation.

10 Tips to Manage Business Budgets Like a Pro

10 Tips to Manage Business Budgets Like a Pro

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10 Tips to Manage Business Budgets Like a Pro

How do you create a budget that works for your business? Ensure your financial management is future-proofed with our business budgeting tips.

Creating a Business Budget That Really Works

Creating a Business Budget That Really Works

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Creating a Business Budget That Really Works

Simon Bacher, CEO of ed-tech app Ling, talks about the budgeting methods he used to launch Ling into the app store - and keep it there

Five Factors to Consider When Setting Your Prices

Five Factors to Consider When Setting Your Prices

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Five Factors to Consider When Setting Your Prices

How can businesses create a good profit margin? Business growth expert Matthew Hayes, CEO of Champions UK, talks us through how to create a pricing strategy.

How to Beat the School Holiday Sales Slump

How to Beat the School Holiday Sales Slump

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How to Beat the School Holiday Sales Slump

75% of B2B businesses report a drop in sales during July and August. But you don't have to lose out, says journalist Chris Price, writer at The Telegraph.

How Flexible Work Policies Ease School Holidays

How Flexible Work Policies Ease School Holidays

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How Flexible Work Policies Ease School Holidays

Employees with school-age children can find the summer holidays a challenge. Here's how employers can make the most of flexible working arrangements to ease that all-important work-life balance.

How to Create a HR Crisis Management Plan

How to Create a HR Crisis Management Plan

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How to Create a HR Crisis Management Plan

This useful guide to crafting a strong HR crisis management strategy explains all you need to know to prevent a crisis turning into a disaster for your business.

The Ultimate TikTok Marketing Guide for SMEs

The Ultimate TikTok Marketing Guide for SMEs

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The Ultimate TikTok Marketing Guide for SMEs

Your complete Tiktok marketing guide, including a free 30 Day TikTok ideas PDF download.

Marketing on a Budget: Cost-Effective Strategies for SMEs

Marketing on a Budget: Cost-Effective Strategies for SMEs

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Marketing on a Budget: Cost-Effective Strategies for SMEs

Develop marketing tactics on a budget for your small business with our tips for creating cost-effective strategies

Key Tax Year Dates & Deadlines for UK Businesses

Key Tax Year Dates & Deadlines for UK Businesses

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Key Tax Year Dates & Deadlines for UK Businesses

A roundup of important tax year dates, payment deadlines, and legislation changes for 2023/24. Use our calendar to prepare for the new financial year with ease.

A Guide to Increasing Your Business's Prices

A Guide to Increasing Your Business's Prices

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A Guide to Increasing Your Business's Prices

Our guide takes you through the steps of increasing your business's prices without negatively affecting your customers.

5 Effective Ways to Cut Business Costs in 2023

5 Effective Ways to Cut Business Costs in 2023

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5 Effective Ways to Cut Business Costs in 2023

Learn how to combat economic downturn with a well planned cost reduction strategy. We share the best ways to cut business costs without risking future growth.

Why Retention Marketing is Crucial for SMEs

Why Retention Marketing is Crucial for SMEs

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Why Retention Marketing is Crucial for SMEs

Fostering loyalty amongst customers is one of the most effective, valuable strategies any small business can employ. Here's our guide on how to get started with retention marketing

Commercial Rent, Leases & Evictions for SMEs

Commercial Rent, Leases & Evictions for SMEs

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Commercial Rent, Leases & Evictions for SMEs

LawBite's property lawyers explore the legal challenges of business leases for commercial landlords and their tenants, including how to resolve the issue of rent arrears

A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Office Clearance

If you want to downsize your office, here's a step-by-step guide to office clearance by the experts at AnyJunk, covering everything from choosing a clearance firm to documentation

A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

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A Guide to Limited Company Tax Deadlines

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Accounting talks us through the key tax deadlines for Companies House and HMRC that limited company business owners should be prepared for

Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

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Covid-19: Marketing Your Business in 2021

When it comes to communicating with customers during the pandemic, marketing can help small businesses get back on their feet that bit quicker. Here’s how

How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

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How to Use PR to Maximize Reach in 2021

Ellen Widdup, ​Editorial Director of Prominent PR, explores how PR has fundamentally changed as a result of the pandemic and why SMEs should alter their approach for 2021

8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

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8 Tips For Entering into Introduction Agreements

Patrick McCallum of Wright Hassall LLP talks us through eight steps business owners should take when entering into an introduction agreement

Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

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Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

Elizabeth Hughes of Pandle outlines the many ways an accountant can provide practical guidance to help business owners weather the Covid-19 storm