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Tips for business

08 Direct’s Guide to Exhibiting Your Business

One of the best ways to market your business and raise awareness is to interact with your potential customer. It’s an age old saying, people buy from people, and it’s still just as true as ever, if you want to build up your contact and customer lists, the best thing you can do is get…

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Top 10 Rules for Making Successful Sales Calls

Imagine the scenario: you call a potential customer, they answer, you start your pitch and once they realise it’s a sales call, they cut you off, dead. When it comes to sales calls, it’s easy to get it wrong but reassuringly, it’s also very easy to get it right, as long as you follow the…

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Could A Charity Help Give Your Business A Boost?

In today’s day and age, a lot of UK SMEs are finding it difficult to be able to fund marketing and advertising campaigns so need to find new, cheap and standout ways to raise brand awareness. One way to do this is by creating a charity affiliation, sponsoring a charity of your choice and, as a result,…

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Managerial support is vital to employee productivity

A lack of managerial support has been credited as the main contributor to employee’s losing interest at work, it has been revealed today. In a poll taken by Webrecruit, it has been shown that up to 30% of the people surveyed attributed their lack of motivation at work to a lack of support from their…

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10 Tips On How To Keep Potential Customers Interested

Ok, so a customer has found your business, has probably checked out your website and is now calling you to find out more about what you can offer them. This phone call is vital, it could be the difference between whether they give you their business or they don’t, so it’s in your interest to…

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Top 5 tips how to make your website work for you!

Nowadays, your website is the first impression upon the potential customer, their first port of call when they want a service. More often than not, if a person needs a particular service or product, they will use a search engine to find a company that can provide what they need. So, to put it simply,…

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Why should your business be using an 03 number?

There are already so many non-geographic numbers ranges, so why do we need another one, we hear you ask… The answer is simple: an 03 number works in the same way as 08 numbers but it has one major difference, it was designed specifically to be mobile-friendly. The 03 number range was introduced by Ofcom as…

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Ten ways to deliver great customer service

How important is your customer service to the success of your business? The answer? It’s vital. ‘Customer service is so important to overall business success. We deal with a lot of businesses and we know just how important it is to build good relationships with our customers. We have people approaching us all the time…

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How giving your company a national presence is key to building trust

  Small businesses have been choosing to use non-geographic numbers for years as it gives them a nationwide presence. But how, and why, does using a non-geographic number help you gain the trust of your customers? So you’re a start-up business based in a small town and you believe your location is hindering your business’…

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Why should small businesses be using ‘the cloud’?

Businesses are being encouraged to take advantage of ‘cloud services’ because they not only aid business efficiency, but they also improve profitability. Having all of your business documents and software stored somewhere on the internet, ready for you to pick out at any time, may seem a little risky at first, but more and more…

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