Cloud Accounting ‘Peace of Mind’: FreeAgent Review

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I’ve been grappling with ‘doing the books & records’ for my own small businesses since 2001, and it’s always been stressful and tedious. I’m sure I’ve lost hair & reduced my life expectancy by several years trying to reconcile spreadsheets of numbers: for invoices, expenses, bills, paid, due, overdue, straddling accounting periods. And that was just for [...]

Why Your Small Business Should Be On Pinterest

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Oh no! There’s a new social network in town. If you’re still trying to get your head around Google+ then this one is simplicity itself. Not only that, but in January, it drove more referral traffic than LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Reddit & MySpace combined. And, it’s growing its percentage share of total referral traffic faster than [...]

7 Reasons Your Google Apps & Social Media Data is At Risk

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Here on planet Earth, in 2012, the number of small businesses and startups that should not be networking, communicating, collaborating and organising online, is fast approaching zero. Hint: ‘Online’ is where customers, employees and partners are. Google Apps With good reason, many small businesses today are using Google Apps to email, schedule time, produce and [...]

The 10 Best Business Book Reads of 2011 including the One About the World’s First Blogger

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I aim to read one business book a week, but generally only manage 2 or 3 a month. I see reading books as one of the best possible investments in time but I want the very best return. I’m very careful about choosing the next book. I research and cross-check before ordering. Equally, the more [...]

Setup An Automated Online Store: Shopify Review

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Want to sell products to 2 billion+ online consumers but don’t know where to start? Been offered crazy ‘all-over-the-shop’ quotes for a basic website with a PayPal button? Worried about security? For your customers and for you? Been thinking that getting a website up and running is one thing but getting it found by customers is [...]