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The Influential Telephone

May 22, 2014 3:15 pm | Leave your thoughts | Written by

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According to the U.N, out of the 7 billion people in the world, a staggering 6 billion have access to a mobile phone. Since Alexander Bell’s invention of the telephone in 1876, it is thus likely to be agreed that this invention laid the foundations for the communication era that we are now heavily committed to. Long gone are the days where a piece of string and two tin cans were enough to amuse children and communicate with their friends, now the majority appear to be more interested in the latest mobile technology.

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Barriers to Small Business Success

May 8, 2014 10:55 am | Leave your thoughts | Written by

stuartmilesarrow According to the Entrepreneur’s Alliance, over half a million people started their own business in 2013, and over 70% of businesses are starting from home, thus aiding their local economy. With a strong start from 2013, 2014 is set to increase employment further; however, despite small businesses contributing to their local economies, SMEs have begun to experience a number of barriers having the potential to damage their performance.

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Spring Clean your Business!

April 17, 2014 2:01 pm | Leave your thoughts | Written by

The sun is shining, and here at 08 Direct we’re joyfully waving goodbye to the gloom of grey skies and welcoming the army of daffodils leading us into Spring.

With car boot sales thriving, a de-clutter at this time of year must pay off, so why not apply the same concept to your business and boost your success?

The Easter Break is your perfect opportunity to dig out the weeds and give your business a good Spring Clean! Here are our five top tips for organisation and increasing your productivity.

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London marathon, reaching goals, small business goals

Reaching Goals Alongside the London Marathon Runners

April 11, 2014 3:26 pm | Leave your thoughts | Written by


Trainer SSA staggering 888,552 runners have completed the London Marathon in its 33 years of existence!

This weekend, another few thousand runners head to London for their Marathon challenge, a brave member of the 08 Direct team included! Whilst the rest of us are saving our legs, we explore the similarities of reaching those all-important goals for a small business.

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How to go about promoting your business on social media

February 20, 2014 10:36 am | Leave your thoughts | Written by

Social-mediaSocial media is now commonplace in business with most involving it in their marketing strategies. It is one of the easiest and cheapest ways for businesses, of all sizes, to put themselves in front of potential and current customers. Each social media outlet gives you the opportunity to talk to and interact with people so that you can promote your products and grow your presence within your chosen marketplace – but it takes work and careful thought. We’ve put together some of our top tips to help you get started on social media…

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UK Storm: How can businesses recover?

February 13, 2014 10:34 am | Leave your thoughts | Written by

Overwhelmed_Flood_sign,_Upton-upon-SevernAfter yesterday’s hurricane-force winds and the ongoing floods affecting a large part of the country, we’re hoping that businesses around the UK have been able to keep up and running without too many problems!

Disaster recovery is something that is vital to all businesses, with the recent problems simply irritating that fact. Luckily, with current technology and the growing culture of remote working, businesses are able to stay online if their immediate location is out of action.

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