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Auto enrolment clinic: Take the opportunity to improve and grow

There’s a misapprehension that auto enrolment (let’s call it AE for short) is all about pensions. It isn’t. By Neil Welsh, Banks Wealth Management. This is a good thing as the bloke in the pub says that pensions are rubbish.…

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Business clinic: Funding for recruitment

People are the most important asset of any business, yet despite this, banks are still reluctant to fund the expansion of teams, particularly where there is no tangible security to support the investment. By Steve Fishburn, investment director, Enterprise Ventures.…
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Business clinic: HSBC’s £100m fund will help SMEs grow

HSBC is keen to support growing, ambitious companies across Lancashire and that is why we recently launched a £100m fund to support SMEs across this region with their growth plans. By Jason Gledhill, area commercial director for HSBC in Lancashire and Cumbria.…
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Website clinic: Tips for increasing online sales

If your website is already taking orders online (ecommerce), the next challenge is to increase your sales conversion rate. By Andrew Chemney, managing director of Ignition CBS. One of the most effective techniques is to add some form of ‘social proof’…
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Website clinic: Use analytics for greater returns

I have tried to add up how much additional revenue analytics has unlocked for our clients. The total is more than £1m and quite possibly we are looking at an eight-figure sum. By Steve Brennan, managing director, Bespoke | Web Specialists…
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Website clinic: Get the website you want

A well-designed site will reap rewards, so it’s important to choose an agency that will work with you to design and build a site which works for your business. By Jean Atkinson, founder, Marketing Minds Academy. By asking a few…
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SEO is dead: discuss

Search marketing has undergone a transformation with the much publicised Google updates including Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird. Has this killed SEO altogether? By Paul Airey, director of Piranha. That depends on what you understand by SEO. If you’re picturing a…
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Website clinic: Five ways to ensure success with your next web project

Tackling a new web project can be an intimidating prospect. But, like all things, even complex projects can be made more manageable when broken down into clear, logical phases. By Sam Fletcher, marketing director at Twentyone Agency. Here, we outline five steps…
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Auto enrolment: Map out your journey in advance

Most of the UK’s employers are yet to reach their auto enrolment staging date but a handful of the largest companies have been through the process and we can all learn from their experiences. By Matthew Parkinson, director, Your Enrolment Solution. It’s…

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