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DMA calls for banks to rethink approach to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

DMA calls for banks to rethink approach to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

by on March 27, 2020

The DMA has listened to its members and is calling for banks to remove the personal guarantees from the CBIL scheme, to ensure the UK’s SME community can survive.

The UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) Scheme was welcomed by many businesses around the UK when it was announced.

The loan scheme is intended to help small- to medium-sized businesses to secure their cash flow during these challenging times, with loans of up to £5 million with 80% guaranteed by the government.

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Topical Laughter Spot :  “The one about the supermarket”

Topical Laughter Spot : “The one about the supermarket”

by on March 27, 2020

Topical Laughter Spot : "The one about the supermarket"

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Thinking ahead and keeping your start-up moving in the right direction

Thinking ahead and keeping your start-up moving in the right direction

by on March 26, 2020

Whether you're thinking of becoming a sole trader, a limited company or an LLP, when you make up your mind to be your own boss, there's a lot of things to consider.

However, as the saying goes 'if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!'

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First five tools to help you through the coronavirus pandemic [all free]

First five tools to help you through the coronavirus pandemic [all free]

by on March 26, 2020

  • Zoom: Free videoconferencing tools for K-through-12 schools.

  • Slack: Free upgrades to paid plans for teams working on coronavirus pandemic research, response or mitigation. Interested teams can email a special address to get this set up, and a consultation on how best to get started with remote collaboration.

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How to create an effective social media strategy

How to create an effective social media strategy

by on March 25, 2020

Social media is one of the best tools for free advertising the world has ever seen.

With the potential to connect to millions of people around the world for free, a good social media strategy is vital for any business looking to expand their reach.

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Everything you need to know about SEO for your website

Everything you need to know about SEO for your website

by on March 23, 2020

I’ve done a fair bit of research into this topic and I know just how tricky it can be when you’re running your own website.

There are just so many things that you need to take care of; you need to pay for a space on the internet, you have to come up with your own content that’s publishable and you might even need to hire staff to help you run the site.

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How to push past the 3 LinkedIn marketing barriers that stop most business owners

How to push past the 3 LinkedIn marketing barriers that stop most business owners

by on March 22, 2020

Do you know the 3 biggest LinkedIn Marketing barriers that block many Business Owners from growing their online presence on social media?

If you’re a business owner who wants to overcome these LinkedIn Marketing barriers and push on to get more likes and shares on LinkedIn and build brand awareness for your business, then read this immediately.

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How posture affects your bodyweight

How posture affects your bodyweight

by on March 21, 2020

Many people have heard about how important it is to strengthen their core muscles, but have you wondered why that is the case?

Simply put, core muscles are the muscles in your pelvis, abdomen, and back; they are responsible for stability and balance.

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3 email marketing fails that can be turned into wins

3 email marketing fails that can be turned into wins

by on March 21, 2020

Email marketing was one of the hottest buzzwords of the past decade, and it’s likely to remain popular in the coming years.

And for good reason – despite being flooded with dozens, if not hundreds of emails per day, people continue to open emails at an impressive rate. Email is a great way for companies to remain in contact with a target userbase of people who have expressed interest in their offerings.

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