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4 Reasons why the Election 2015 is Good for UK business

We know that in the build up to the election 5,000 small business owners signed a letter backing the re-election of David Cameron and the Conservatives. Although some argued this was staged, it was a sign that UK business owners were edging towards supporting a new Tory government. But which parts of their manifesto lead…

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Reaching Goals Alongside the London Marathon Runners

A 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…

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What does the 2014 Budget mean for your business?

We were told to expect a Budget of ‘hard truths’ and a ‘Budget for business’, but what exactly did we get? There were a number of elements of the 2014 Budget that should please the business community, with the main focus of the business points being upon boosting business investment and exporting. The Chancellor promised…

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It’s almost time for Budget 2014!

It’s that time of year again! Hasn’t it come around quick? It feels like just yesterday we were writing about last year’s Budget. Yep, it’s that time of year again! Tomorrow, Chancellor George Osborne will reveal to the nation the Government’s financial plans for the year ahead. We have seen improvements to the economy since…

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What can businesses learn from the Winter Olympics in Sochi?

The Winter Olympics are almost upon us so we’re gearing up for some fantastic sporting action here in the 08Direct office. We’re also thinking ahead to the inspiration that businesses can take from the event and the athletes that are taking part. Take a look below at the major lessons we think businesses should look…

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UK SME e-retailers plan to build a physical store presence in 2014

One in six SME e-retailers are planning to build a physical store presence in 2014 as online competition increases, according to a recent Royal Mail survey. Of the 400 UK SME online retailers that were surveyed, it was found that 16 per cent expected to open their own store or seek space in an existing…

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UK shoppers give small retailers new hope

The future of the British high street has been given new hope of survival as more and more shoppers prefer small retailers. New data from the Office of National Statistics released today showed that sales for retailers employing more than 100 people have grown by 2.9 per cent with the growth for smaller stores being…

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Over 50% of Christmas shopping will be done online this year

Have you started yours yet? Save yourself a trip out in to the cold busy streets and join the other 56 per cent of shoppers who are planning to do their Christmas shopping online this year. Over £10bn of spending is expected to be up for grabs by online retailers as over half of consumers…

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Technology found to be the key to a better work-life balance

  Developments in technology have been stated as the key to a better work-life balance according to a survey of over 2500 UK employees, carried out by market researcher Opinion Matters. Just under half of those (45%) of those asked say that technology has changed their job role or career in the past year, with…

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