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[ 9 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

It’s a term we’ve all heard, these days website have to have “Responsive Design” but what is it exactly? Read on to find out all about it from Peter Freeman of Templedene.
A responsive website, simply put, responds to the size of the screen or window they are displayed in, in particular for smartphones or tablets.
In more technical terms, the website actually has a number of sets of instructions, or responses, which the browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.) can choose to use depending on what size the viewable window is. …

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[ 3 Aug 2017 | No Comment ]

Ransomware has become the bogeyman of the IT world, sending managers, freelancers and, well, just about everyone really, into a sweat. It seems like it’s a new threat, but it’s thought that the first versions – scareware – started hassling people way back in 2005.
What is ransomware?
Scareware used to frighten people into believing that all their information would be broadcast to the world at large if they didn’t pay up before the deadline; but in reality, this threat had no basis at all. The malware couldn’t get into any files …

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[ 5 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest article by Dave Millett, Equinox
From a one-person microbusiness upwards we all need telecoms. The variety available means it’s hard to be certain you’re getting the right deal and you can find yourself with contracts it’s hard to escape from.
Don’t believe everything
You may find suppliers saying “you’re still in contract”. But this isn’t always true. The supplier may have recorded dates incorrectly or could even be trying to mislead you. Ask for a copy of the signed contract, e-contract, or recording of the contractual conversation.  The onus is on the …

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[ 29 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Much has been written about what makes a website secure, but what makes visitors to your website trust it? And does your website come up to scratch? In this feature Peter Freeman of Templedene uncovers the 4 main things that affect how much someone trusts your website.
Design quality
Design quality matters, your website much look professional and suitable to your business, for example a lawyers firm may well want to project a sober and serious look, whereas a nursery school will want to look bright and fun. Try and avoid flashy …

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[ 24 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

What is E-commerce? 
E-commerce is short for electronic commerce. OK, many of you probably figured that, but what does that really mean? E-commerce refers to online sales. It’s the transactions that happen on the internet, the buying and selling of products on the web. Yes, it’s not a new concept, but it’s never been as widespread as it is today. According to the United States Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales increased by 15.1 percent from 2015 to 2016. Businesses who avoid selling or buying merchandise online do so at their own peril.
E-commerce is …

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[ 7 Mar 2017 | 4 Comments ]

     In a world where everyone and everything is connected online, you ignore the power of social media to promote your direct selling business at your peril. Indeed, it’s as if this innovation was invented just for the industry. However, while you may be mad to ignore it, picking your way through the bewildering range of social media options can be baffling, but with a few top tips for a successful strategy under your belt, you can see your business boom!
 Once upon a time, when starting your direct selling business, …

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[ 24 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

Scholastic Books have a new opportunity to become a Book Champion, running your own online business selling the very best children’s books at exclusive discounts. It costs just £15 to join and you will earn 15% commission on all sales: if partnering with a host, school or nursery they will earn an additional 10% in free books.
Whether you are interested in earning some extra cash for that summer holiday, or have a passion for children’s books and want to help young minds share the joy of reading, join Scholastic Children’s Books …

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[ 26 Dec 2016 | No Comment ]

Cybersecurity has come a long way over the past five years. Controls have been invented to monitor a user’s every move without violating their privacy and the chief information security officer (CISO) is now a fixture in many modern organizations.
With the last quarter of 2016 upon us and 2017 looming large, Jamie Graves, CEO of cyber security company ZoneFox looks at what companies need to do as 2016 draws to a close, and what may be in store during 2017.
● Stay on top of vulnerabilities – Microsoft states that 41.8% …

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[ 5 Oct 2016 | No Comment ]

If you’re planning to monetise your knowledge and skills into e-courses and info-products then you may like to offer audio content to your online “tribe.” Here are two surprising reasons why you might like to deliver some of your learning materials as audio files.
Learning Styles
Offering audio content as well as videos and reading materials means that you will appeal to several different learning styles. Neil Fleming’s VARK model suggests that people learn in four different ways; visual, auditory, read/write learning and kinaesthetic or physical learning, (using your body, hands and …

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[ 24 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]

See-saw, Marjorie daw…Johnny shall have precisely the length of 1 Peppa Pig episode to do ALL THE THINGS!
Yup, we’ve all been there. And when you are running a microbusiness, you don’t have the luxury of being able to plan your income and fork out for childcare on the basis of work which may or may not materialise. So your business survives on snatched minutes whilst the kids watch TV, begging for a few hours babysitting from relatives, or you burning the candle at both ends and working whilst they sleep.
Except …