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14 tips to writing an awesome start-up business plan

The starting point to launching any successful new-start up is the business plan. Writing it can seem a daunting task but it is a vital component to securing financial support or investment. It’s also crucial to your business succeeding and developing. We’ve put together our top 14 tips to guide you through every step. 1.…

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Five top tips to manage your business’ cashflow successfully

Last month, the Forum of Private Business published research that stated that business costs last year increased at a rate of ‘3.5% ahead of inflation’.  According to the research, 94% of businesses reported an overall increase in the cost of running their business, with 87% of those surveyed saying rising energy costs were their biggest…

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5 things to remember when setting up an ecommerce website

  If you’re planning to start up an ecommerce business then it is crucial that your website is up to scratch. 08 Direct have put together some of our top tips to remember when setting up a website so that your business can maximise its success: Keep it simple – Anything complicated will have anyone…

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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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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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How a non geographic phone new number can increase your revenue?

At 08Direct we specialise in providing a wide range of businesses with complete inbound call solutions. By choosing to work with us you don’t need to worry about credit checks or setup fees, and all new customers will receive our FREE Call Management Package worth £199. We offer a full range of 08 numbers, including…

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Backroom boys – who does what and how does all the technology work?

Have you ever wondered how all of your telecoms technology works and who makes it all happen? One of 08Direct’s technical experts, David Shields, explains all here – and don’t worry, it is all in English so you don’t need a degree in engineering to understand it. So, you use our telephone numbers. Thank you,…

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A tribute to Dennis Ritchie

Steve Jobs’ passing was rightly lamented in the world’s media, but I wonder how many people will note the passing of Dennis Ritchie? Far fewer, I’ll bet, but arguably he was many, many times more important to IT innovation than the Apple founder. Ritchie’s software creations and their direct descendants run pretty much everything we use…

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