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January 2015 Blog Posts (15)

Canny consumer or Early Adopter?

The dust has settled on the year and we’re back in the groove. Blue Monday is behind us and the big credit card bill has been settled. Must be time for a treat. A new toy, maybe. Or something practical.

But what to buy? Some wearable tech? Or maybe we should treat the house to faster broadband? Hang on, though, those new driverless cars are just around…


Added by Craig Atkins on January 30, 2015 at 16:03 — No Comments

Tips To Grow Your Business According To Beckett Telecom

To be successful, we work hard and do our best to achieve our goals. To achieve our goals, we follow certain rules. When we follow rules, we stick to our own objectives.

Below are tips to grow your business that high level telecoms follow.

Tips to grow your business: Think about productivity and advantages

Focus on the benefits and productivity of your business. With the different changes that are happening around us, it would be easy to lose…


Added by Steve Mills on January 30, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

How can I best reach my customers – email or social media?

You know that a scatter-gun approach to marketing is not effective.

You are also aware that a precise profile of your ideal buyers should always be uppermost in your mind.

But what might not be as clear is the best way to reach them.

A focused effort in one form of media might be the most appealing to you – because it is the simplest for you to put into practice – but it won’t bring best results.

Many of our clients secure great results by…


Added by Lisa Chaffey on January 26, 2015 at 10:32 — No Comments

Help with Marketing: How Do You Increase Sales In A Year?

Many wonder how certain entrepreneurs double their earnings in a year.  It is one of the few mysteries that most people are trying to figure out.

Without any substantial amount of money to spare, a lot find it impossible to actually double their business in twelve months especially when one does not have any clue about what to do.

Experts at earning double would say that in order to achieve this, one should possess exceptional marketing skills. However, for beginners who have…


Added by Steve Mills on January 23, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Is your Workforce Fighting Fit for 2015?


As 2015 kicks into full swing, people’s focus is starting to switch from the merriment of the festive activities, to a little self-improvement. 

Whether it’s a resolution to lose weight, to be more active, to cut down on alcohol, or just to lead a generally healthier lifestyle, January is the prime time for taking action on these…


Added by Louise Lithgow-Dicker on January 21, 2015 at 16:45 — No Comments

Is Your Company Competing Online?

Hi all,

I've given a number of talks on what companies should be doing to truly compete online.  If you don't value online as a route to market for your business, I can only assume it's because you've never seen any success there.  If you're lacking confidence on how to give your business a push, you're not alone.  Given the amount of areas that we can now compete within, there are certainly a lot of opportunities for…


Added by Chris Lunn on January 21, 2015 at 13:55 — No Comments

The Dangerous Comfort Zone

Your comfort zone is the boundary in which you operate on a daily basis, doing things you know how to do and have typically done before. Outside that zone lie all the unfamiliar and perhaps scary experiences - the things you avoid because you can’t do them.

Imagine your own comfort zone as a circular area; Everything inside it is familiar and comfortable, everything…


Added by Rob Pickering on January 21, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

What Happens When The Lights Go Out? Don’t Take Chances with Emergency Lighting!

So long as it’s functioning properly, lighting in the workplace is probably not something that most people give very much consideration to – with the exception of the Litenow team of course. It’s only when the lights go out and we’re left in the dark, we realise how helpless we are without the illumination we take for granted.


Most of us will have experienced that feeling of panic when the lights go out with no warning, and we suddenly find ourselves in an alien environment.…


Added by Steve Hiscox on January 20, 2015 at 16:17 — No Comments

Growth Vouchers - Funding available for Video

Growth Vouchers - Funding Available For Video

If you are looking to grow your business and you could use a little help, the Growth Voucher Scheme could help you.

The Government is giving away £30 million in growth funding to help small businesses succeed, really it's FREE funding! The growth…


Added by Jo Ginger on January 19, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Innovation Vouchers - Funding Available for Video for Oxfordshire Businesses

Innovation Vouchers - Oxfordshire based businesses can use them for video production and marketing.

What are Innovation Vouchers?

If you are an SME based in…


Added by Jo Ginger on January 19, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

How to Grow Your Business by Networking!

Business networking has enjoyed phenomenal success in recent years, with groups of all shapes and sizes springing up throughout the UK. There’s a huge selection of meetings to choose from – many welcoming all-comers, others focusing on specific business sectors - with formats ranging from informal to structured, and timings from early morning to late…


Added by Graham Carson on January 15, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

We’ve Seen The Green Light – Have You?

We all have a shared responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment wherever we can, and at home it’s second nature for most of us to recycle waste, and ensure we are consuming energy efficiently. In the workplace too, environmental concerns are a priority, with customers, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders, increasingly expecting the organisations they work…


Added by Steve Hiscox on January 15, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Don’t drive looking in the rear view mirror

How to set up financial projections

If I was asked what is the least favourite are of business for owners I would have to say finance.  It was interesting that the two favourite top tips we sent out last year related to finance!   I guess business owners want to read about finance…


Added by Mary Carter on January 12, 2015 at 16:48 — No Comments

Should You Be Completing a Tax Return? It’s Not Too Late!

Midnight on 31st January is the final deadline for anyone who needs to submit an online tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the tax year 2013 – 2014. Does this include you?

There’s a common misconception that HMRC will notify you automatically if you need to complete a tax return – in fact the onus is down to you, and if you fail to file a return…


Added by Graham Carson on January 8, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Prudent Marketer’s Advice about Headlines

One marketing advice I give to my clients in Berkshire is to ensure that they have a good headline. What does this mean?

A headline is simply the description that you have about your business. It is usually the first thing that your visitors will read about your business, your services or your products. In other words, it is the advertisement for you advert.

I have been helping other businesses earn hundreds to thousands of their pounds by changing and testing their headline.…


Added by Steve Mills on January 2, 2015 at 10:41 — No Comments

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