• Flash is Dead but why...

    21/01/21

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    Adobe Flash was the building blocks for many websites and Video Games during the early 2000’s and was even used in TV and film rig...

  • Is a portfolio career a good idea d...

    22/01/21

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    With so many people out of work and so few opportunities on offer, there has been a record number of new companies launched during...

  • How to uphold security whilst your ...

    20/01/21

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    No doubt, when setting up a shared office for your team, you had security in mind. For instance, how to keep all your equipment, s...

  • Funding not getting where its neede...

    19/01/21

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    There’s been a lot of talk about the huge number of people falling through the gaps, when it comes to loans and other financial su...

  • Lockdown 3.0 is kicking my arse...

    18/01/21

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    I know this is a reality for so many people and I could spend hours moaning about what’s happening, but instead I want to share wi...

  • Don’t bury your head in the sand...

    15/01/21

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    For many, this has been the toughest start to a business year they’ve ever encountered. In our case, the virus has caused projects...

  • Managing your expectations when fir...

    14/01/21

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    In a year that has seen a mass number of new businesses launched (many because people have been made redundant due to the pandemic...

  • Work What is it all about...

    13/01/21

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    It’s a distant memory for those of us who started our careers many years ago. Although industry and technology have developed over...

  • Have we forgotten how to debate...

    12/01/21

    Business man and woman debating terms.

    I don’t know when the cut-off point was, or if it’s something that’s built up gradually, but posts across social media platforms a...

  • As if Covid wasnt enough for busine...

    06/01/21

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    Though many believed coming out of the EU would mean less red tape, to ensure companies are up to date with the various amendments...

  • How to write Instagram captions...

    11/01/21

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    When it comes to Instagram captions, there is no ideal length. Most people like to keep them short whilst others prefer longer, mo...

  • How to stay safe and well in winter...

    08/01/21

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    Some of us were lucky enough to enjoy a ‘White Christmas’. Now that the festive period is over and we’re faced with perpetual fore...

  • Room for hope in 2021...

    05/01/21

    Image of needle extracting oxford covid-19 vaccine

    Following the rollout of the Oxford vaccine programme that’s dominating the news this week, politicians and scientists are claimin...

  • The year of the side hustle...

    28/12/20

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    If a year ago, somebody had said to you, ‘I’ll give you three months off work and pay you 80% of your monthly salary,’ you would h...

  • Is an afternoon nap a bad thing for...

    30/12/20

    Blond Woman taking a Nap on her Desk

    I'm writing this article after having woken up from a quick 15-minute nap - something I would never have done had we been working ...

  • The downsides of no high street...

    07/01/21

    Empty high street

    When the choice of buying online or in bricks and mortar shops was taken away during the various lockdowns of 2020, Amazon and oth...

  • Advancements in Facial Recognition...

    29/12/20

    Facial recognition lasers

    Many of us own a device that can be accessed via fingerprint ID, and now many phones and tablets also carry facial recognition tec...

  • On the 11th day of Christmas my tru...

    23/12/20

    Target hanging from a line of wire

    ...targeted promotion!". No matter which of our packages you choose, you can always expect the same level of service from the outs...

  • On the tenth day of Christmas, my t...

    22/12/20

    Marketing targets

    ... localised marketing". The world of marketing has rapidly changed during 2020 - in fact, the world of business has completely a...

  • On the 12th day of Christmas my tru...

    24/12/20

    ITK magazine

    ....the ITKmagazine". One of the most fundamental principles you need to follow to make your marketing successful is the idea of.....

  • On the 9th day of Christmas my true...

    21/12/20

    Google on a mobile phone

    ....a fountain of knowledge". Can you imagine a website within which you could type any question you could think of.....

  • On the eighth day of Christmas, my ...

    18/12/20

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    ...Cobra!” What if an online catalogue existed that held useful information about every business and every industry, and which als...

  • On the seventh day of Christmas, my...

    17/12/20

    black coffee in a cup on a desk

    ...endless content for free!” Every working hour we toil away, creating posts for our clients. We’re constantly asked how we manag...

  • On the sixth day of Christmas my tr...

    16/12/20

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    ...S.E.O!” SEO, or search engine optimisation, is one of the most important elements to apply to your website. It relates to how.....

  • On the fifth day of Christmas, my t...

    15/12/20

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    ...speed!” That’s right, website speed. There are so many different algorithms that could affect your SEO, but one of the main.....

  • On the fourth day of Christmas my t...

    14/12/20

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    ...content that’s royalty-free!” Few businesses can create their own videos and photos whenever they like. Having access to royalt...

  • How referrals are the lifeblood of ...

    04/01/21

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    We may ask ourselves this question when we’re looking at acquiring new business. Some may think a referral is where someone you...

  • On the 3rd day of Christmas my true...

    11/12/20

    Sitting in the middle of time

    ...more time.” Okay, maybe she didn’t actually give me more time, but Trigger campaigns market your products/services automaticall...

  • On the second day of Christmas my t...

    10/12/20

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    …well, me, in HD!” This year has proved how incredibly important digital marketing is; it’s shown it to be one of the main ways to...

  • On the first day of Christmas, my t...

    09/12/20

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    ...one LinkedIn Social Selling Index” LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index is a great way to evaluate how you utilise LinkedIn for free...

  • Songs we love and love to hate at C...

    04/12/20

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    Following on from my article regarding how much money Christmas songs potentially make every year, I had an urge to listen to vari...

  • Working from home not proper job...

    08/12/20

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    Flexibility is one of the greatest benefits associated with working from home. Not everyone sees a working from home role as a pro...

  • Vaccine Approval...

    02/12/20

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    Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the various vaccines in development that may potentially win the fight against Covid-19....

  • How much money do Christmas Songs s...

    03/12/20

    Clip from Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You (Make My Wish Come True Edition)

    In my car I have a specific CD. This CD never leaves the vehicle (yes, I still have a CD player in my car. It's old) and the disc ...

  • The man behind the fitness...

    07/12/20

    Matt Appleby from Fit20 standing in front of his equipment

    My background is in IT and financial services, where I spent almost twenty years building a career. I was always good at what I di...

  • Health and Safety Tips For People W...

    30/11/20

    Businessman working from home on a wooden desk

    Many of us have had the experience of working from home during 2020 because of the pandemic, and employers have seen the benefits ...

  • A revival of chess via The Queens G...

    27/11/20

    A still from the Netflix special the Queens Gambit

    The Queen’s Gambit, a Netflix original series, has achieved phenomenal viewing figures since its release—62 million in the first m...

  • What will you be doing this Christm...

    01/12/20

    Christmas Dinner table set up

    Following the government's announcement that up to three families can gather in a bubble between December 23rd and 27th, millions ...

  • Lockdown eased, shops reopening...

    26/11/20

    Clothing shop with assistant holding up an open sign.

    It’s been confirmed that the lockdown will ease, to some extent, on December 2nd. Though we will return to the tier system in a bi...

  • Building Foundations For Your Busin...

    25/11/20

    grey bricks with Christmas tree foliage

    For many businesses, particularly small retailers, the lead up to Christmas can be extremely busy. It’s easy to get caught up in t...

  • Social media giant Instagram comes ...

    18/11/20

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    Like many social media platforms, Instagram likes to make regular updates to their app to keep it fresh...

  • Hope new vaccines will bring an end...

    19/11/20

    Lab tech looking at possible Vaccine

    Only a few days ago we learned that a vaccine from Pfizer could represent a solution to the coronavirus pandemic. Though its route...

  • Gaining peace when working at home...

    20/11/20

    Woman sat in front of desk stressed out from working from home.

    Whilst it’s more physically convenient to work from home—no commute, no micro-managing boss breathing down your neck, no office po...

  • The importance of updating your web...

    23/11/20

    Website development layout on a pc

    As I tinkered with the In The Know website and wondered what I could change about the Novus site, I casually glanced over the webs...

  • Will charities benefit from corpora...

    24/11/20

    A person holding a Christmas Present in font of a blurred out Christmas tree.

    Think of the money spent on corporate Christmas parties…hiring a room, the cost of food, and footing the bill of the open bar—thes...

  • Unemployment Creates New Opportunit...

    17/11/20

    Jars of honey stack on a shelf

    Being positive about the world around us at this current time will help everyone mentally cope with the situation we’re in. I’m ge...

  • Keyword play-offs...

    13/11/20

    Blocks of wood showing SEO logo

    However, we all know the basic function of a search engine…that it tries to match words within websites and other content on the i...

  • Another use for Zoom...

    16/11/20

    Woman in front of Video call with glass of wine

    Apparently, Zoom is not just a tool for business people across the world who are unable to network in person due to Covid-19. Acco...

  • New subscription service could be t...

    12/11/20

    Hands using a Xbox controller

    As of the 10th November 2020 an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription will give you access to EA Play as well as the already vast l...

  • Covid Affecting More Than Our Healt...

    10/11/20

    Covid-19 Virus

    On the precipice of a ‘second wave’, as we come to terms with tiered local lockdowns and more restrictions, there’s no doubt that ...

  • How Fab Events helped businesses to...

    11/11/20

    Fab Events holding and Event

    From crisis to confidence—award-winning Yorkshire events firm, Fab Events, has managed to achieve growth in a struggling sector......

  • Domestic abuse and older people...

    06/11/20

    Legs of Old People walking in the street

    Back in March 2020, trapped with their perpetrators when society practically shut down overnight, those suffering domestic abuse h...

  • Are we in for another four years of...

    11/11/20

    Image of a man pretending to be Donald Trump

    UPDATED : The date as I write is 11.11.2020 – Remembrance Day in the UK. A day to remember the sacrifices past generations made fo...

  • A healthy mind for business...

    05/11/20

    Woman doing Yoga

    I’m going to be inflammatory: 2020 has been rubbish so far. Okay, perhaps that statement isn’t inflammatory but just the cold, har...

  • Help your employees...

    04/11/20

    Employees working at desks

    There are many things people are worrying about at the moment. After health, money will probably be top of the list. Some employee...

  • Low waste living...

    09/11/20

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    The health of our planet was a hot topic before Covid-19 came along and moved our priorities to the health of the entire human rac...

  • The benefits of unplugging...

    30/10/20

    Turning off mobile phone

    The film The Matrix has become a cult favourite. It features the premise that we’re all ‘plugged in’ to a reality where machines r...

  • What do you aspire to in business...

    27/10/20

    businessman getting the contract

    This was a conversation in the office last week…‘What would you do if you won the lottery?’ From our responses, it seems that most...

  • Light up 2020...

    02/11/20

    Collection of dangling lights

    Many offices have fluorescent strip lighting across the ceilings of their offices (particularly older offices, shops and factories...

  • Blog Influencer marketing has poten...

    28/10/20

    Influencer

    Recently, Stacey Solomon (the X-Factor contestant and occasional Loose Women panellist) and her family (which includes Joe Swash o...

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