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MD's Blog: Preparing for the EU referendum debate

As we head into the summer months, the political debate is heating up and the date in everyone's mind is the EU referendum on June 23rd.
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 09.05.16
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The Mobile Search Boom - How to grow your business with paid search and click-to-call

Mobile traffic has the potential to transform any business that relies on phone calls from prospects. By optimising your website and ads for mobile, paid search and click-to-call can give you a huge...
Graham Cox
Graham Cox
Graham Cox PPC
Posted on: 05.05.16
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South West Unemployment Bucks the National Trend

The latest data released today shows that unemployment in the South West fell by 2,000 in the three months to February 2016, standing at 3.8% and way below the UK average of 5.1%.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.16
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Budget 2016: Swindon and Wiltshire Business Reaction

This was a good news budget for firms in Swindon and Wiltshire.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 19.04.16
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Business funding: Where to go when the banks say 'no'

Raising funds can be a major challenge for business owners, so we've created a list of alternative finance options that are available in the marketplace.
Philip Brennan
Philip Brennan
Businesscomparison.com
Posted on: 11.04.16
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How data can help small independents compete with big business

The phrase 'Big Data' is bounded about a lot, but what does it actually mean for small businesses? And how can data help you compete against the big boys?
Oliver Rowbory
Oliver Rowbory
The Good Till Company
Posted on: 06.04.16
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Bring your own device to work - could BYOD benefit your business?

BYOD is a stepping stone towards creating an efficient business, enabling employees to get more work done and to get it done quicker. Let's explore why businesses are embracing bring your own device...
Orla Forrest
Orla Forrest
Neon SMS
Posted on: 06.04.16
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Don't open that email! - Online threats to your business and how to avoid them

The TV series Mr Robot has put cyber crime in the spotlight this year. Whilst the fantasy plotlines of hackers and conspirators might make great television, it's also a stark reminder of how serious...
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Business West
Posted on: 21.03.16
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From Apprentice to Chairman: How an apprenticeship offers a career path that can lead to the board room

I began my working life as an apprentice and completed my 46 year career in engineering as Chairman and Managing Director. Here are just a few of my reasons why I believe apprenticeships provide...
David Banks
David Banks
David Banks
Posted on: 01.03.16
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