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Business Tips are short tips to help you run your business, many of which have been submitted by Bizitalk members.

The 80:20 Rule

When it comes to social media, there are so many different rules on how often you should post, and what you should be posting. Some of them are great, and some of them are just plain rubbish. The 80:20 rule on the other hand, is one of my favourites. It works like this: of what […]

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Is my blog too long?

If you have written a blog, but are unsure whether its too long, then read it on your mobile or tablet. 60% or so of social media time is spent on mobiles, so if, like many small businesses out there, you promote your blog posts via social media, the chances are the majority that click […]

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Break it up…

Big chunks of text are never appealing to readers, so it always surprises me when I see blog posts that are just that. The way you lay out your blog is incredibly important, it has to look appealing if you want people to read it. Try breaking up the text with subheadings, and using photos […]

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Creating press ready print files

I can’t tell you how many times we hear ‘I don’t know how to make my files press ready for print’, so we thought we would help you save money with our tips for press ready files. No more outsourcing required… Small Format Requirements: Format: Press ready PDF Colour: CMYK Bleed: 3mm Safe Zone: 3mm Resolution: 300dpi […]

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How to find a solution to a dead laptop

There are many reasons why your laptop may have died, but don’t worry, we have put together a list of the solutions for the most common problems: Problem #1: Static charge build up. Solution: This is the most common problem. Disconnect the laptop, take the battery out from the adapter first, and then press the […]

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Personality In Design Is A Winner

In order to connect with your market and audience, you need to make sure they know there are people on the other side not just a computer. This has always been said about social media, but incorporating personality into your designs as well, you will be more approachable and easier to connect with. So make […]

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Google: More than just a search engine

Did you know that you can run your entire business from Google’s suite of applications, which you can find within the Google Apps platform? I even designed a clients website using it! Its great, and I wouldn’t be without it now, you can search Google for apps and try it out using the free 30 […]

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Flexible Working

The law now enables all employees to ask their employer for flexible working. This places a duty on the employer to consider such requests seriously. The aim of flexible working is to match working patterns with business needs and objectives, as well as help employers improve their work life balance.

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Twitter tip

Don’t forget to make your Twitter account obvious on your website, whether its just listing your twitter handle, or getting fancy and adding a ‘follow us’ button, or even a live stream of tweets. It may sound obvious but its amazing how many businesses don’t do this! Twitter is a great way to keep your customers […]

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