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SMEs can benefit from big data too...

Data is everywhere. Mobile phones collect data of your location through GPS, every time you use the internet; you leave a trail of data and history. When you buy something on your credit card or collect points on a store card, data is created and stored. The systems for...

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Renting versus Buying...

Many first-time buyers are debating renting versus buying and asking: is it worth saving for the seven years that it typically takes to save for a...

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Romford shows strongest business growth in Britain...

Our research*  has found Romford, a North East London town, is leading the way in the SME market and showing strong growth in business sales and numbers. It ranked the highest in terms of percentage of fast-growing companies and increase in the number of incorporated businesses. The number of...

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What is spam? A quick history of email spam and why yo...

Spam represents an on-going issue for consumers and marketers alike. But where does the name spam come from? Why is it so widely used and why is it such a threat to marketers? Email deliverability expert Tom Corbett gives us his...

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Christmas email campaigns – how, when and what to send...

Christmas is coming. But even closer is Black Friday. Do you know when to send your emails this year? Read this post to find out what happened last...

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Should SMEs join the 5p plastic bag charge?...

The 5p plastic bag charge was introduced in England on Monday 5th October, the last in the UK to apply the scheme having already been introduced to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The English charge only applies to companies with more than 250 full time employees and those with...

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Our top 5 payments blogs in the last 12 month...

Over the past year our Payments blogs have proved to be very popular. And while we now have quite a library of payments blogs these are the 5 that have received the most visits: In at number five is “What is a BIC used for?” following on from our...

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KPIs: Karl’s Performance Indicators – Halloween subjec...

In this post Karl Bond takes a look at some of the data surrounding email marketing for Halloween 2014. Some useful and handy tips in...

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Economy slows, but growth still steady...

GDP growth slowed to 0.5% in 2015 Q3, down from 0.7% in the previous three months. The services sector continued to drive the recovery and saw increases in all 4 of the main services aggregates. Disappointingly the manufacturing sector continued to contract, with output now estimated to have fallen...

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