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Protect Your Business From Identity Fraud - Ensure Your Shredding Is Secure

The National Fraud Authority announced recently that fraud costs the UK economy £30bn per year. Fraud of any kind is dangerous but there has recently been a disturbing rise in identity fraud; according to UK fraud prevention service CIFAS, levels of identity theft rose by 32% to 85,000 last year, compared to 2008. This is an especially alarming statistic for small and medium-sized businesses as two sets of independent research commissioned by Fellowes and the National Fraud Authority exclusively for National Identity Fraud Prevention Week (NIDFPW) show that one third of small and medium-sized businesses were affected by fraud in 2009 read more


'5 Steps To Self-Publishing Success'

Gang Chen will in this article give you five steps of what you can do to achieve self-publishing success. read more


How To Utilise Social Media To Boost Search Rankings

Social media and networking sites are booming so it’s no wonder organisations and individuals are looking to these online techniques as a way to increase presence on the web. Brands can build up several thousand ‘followers’ through social media sites and these are constantly ‘spidered’ by search engines – resulting in better placed search listings. read more


Coolpink - Digital Agency

Coolpink is a leading, full service digital agency. This means that if you’re looking to develop a knockout digital strategy, delivered via fiendishly clever digital media planning and buying, cutting edge website design and development, all backed by world class hosting, site analytics and reporting, then you’ve come to the right place. read more


Promethean Wins Major Spanish Tender

Blackburn, UK, 1 March 2010: Promethean, a world leader in the rapidly growing global market for interactive learning technology, has been awarded a multi-million euro contract to install 4,550 of its ActivBoard+2 interactive whiteboards, together with ActivInspire, Promethean’s specialised teaching and learning software, in 1,900 schools in the Spanish region of Andalucia. read more


'The Battle For Control Of The Web'

The digital stratosphere has been a 'buzz' with Google, since the internet's biggest search company upped the ante on Facebook and announced its assault on social networks. Then, within days Google's strangle-hold of the online ad market was called into question when brands including O2, Vodafone and Fiat announced they were dedicating spend to Facebook, as they moved to ramp up direct response advertising. read more


Top Ten Tips On How To Hold A Successful Meeting

In this article John Spencer, CEO from MWB Business Exchange will give you his ten top tips on how to hold a successful meeting. read more


Regulating Franchise

Franchising is a tried and tested business format for delivering fast and efficient business growth. The 2009 Natwest/BFA Franchise Survey recently reported that the industry was now worth some 11.4 billion with the vast majority of franchisees (90%) reporting their business as profitable. Whilst this suggests that most franchisors provide a good and ethical business model there is plenty of wriggle room for a business to take a much more unscrupulous approach to franchising read more


The Importance Of Limitation Of Liability Agreements (LLAs)

Since 6 April 2008, auditors have been able to agree with a company whose accounts they are auditing a contractual limit on their liability to the company. Yet, almost eighteen months on, very few companies have actually entered into limitation of liability agreements (LLAs) with their auditors. read more


How To Competitively Price Your Product

Pricing is a key marketing tool at whatever stage of business you are in – whether you’re just starting out, or an already established business. Be aware of the worth of your product or service before you even begin to think about pricing (or changing your pricing). What you can charge depends on what your customers are willing to pay which in turn depends on what they think – or are persuaded to think – your product is worth read more