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Using social media to increase your sales - #SMWBristol 2018

As part of Social Media Week Bristol, we talk to two local businesses on how they’re achieving sales growth with effective online strategies.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 05.02.18
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Reducing Admin Through Digitisation

What could small to medium enterprises do with an extra 120 days a year? That’s how long the average small business currently spends on admin, preventing them from focusing on the real, valuable work...
Scott McLay
Scott McLay
Sage
Posted on: 05.02.18
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Gigabit broadband – the future is now for Bristol’s creative & digital sectors

As one of the most digitally advanced cities in the UK , Bristol is at the front of the queue when it comes to next generation broadband and mobile data speeds. At present, the average broadband...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 02.02.18
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Is our broadband fast enough?

Last week we organised a breakfast event with our friends in the Chronicle and the Business Improvement District to talk about broadband. You know, the technology that we regularly read we don’t have...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 31.01.18
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Protect your small business from cyber crime

These 6 simple but effective security measures will make your business a less-appealing target for cyber criminals and help keep your data safe if you are attacked.
Posted on: 29.01.18
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Voice search and its impact on website content

With the rise of voice assistants and the fact that mobile search now exceeds desktop search in most sectors, voice search will only increase.
Jonathan Saipe
Jonathan Saipe
Emarketeers
Posted on: 25.01.18
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Why people won't see your business Facebook posts

In the volatile landscape of social media, the ground has shifted once again. For businesses on Facebook, this means they will have to change tactics if they want to thrive, or even survive, on the...
Posted on: 12.01.18
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Business West announces strategic partnership on Social Media Week Bristol 2018

Business West to sponsor global conference, Social Media Week has announced its return to Bristol from 26th February – 2nd March 2018.
Lizzie Bradshaw
Lizzie Bradshaw
Business West
Posted on: 08.12.17
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Are we facing a cyber security jobs recruitment crisis?

According to ISC² there's a predicted 1.5 million cyber security positions that will be left unfilled by 2019 so make sure your business is equipped to combat the shortage
Rob Phelps
Rob Phelps
Posted on: 24.11.17
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