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Facebook denies that outage result of a cyberattack

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You might not have noticed, but apparently overnight Facebook and Instagram were subject to an outage meaning that users couldn’t sign in to use the services. At first it was reported that the cause of the 40 minute outage was the result of third party cyber-attack but Facebook have now denied that was the case. […]

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Parcelforce Select offer tailored delivery on demand

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Parcelforce Worldwide have launched their new Parcelforce Select service which will be available to account customers. Parcelforce Select will offer an improved range of services to enable online retailers to provide their customers with greater control over the delivery of their parcels, offering them tailored delivery on demand. Tailored delivery on demand As part of […]

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Enterprise Nation celebrates the UK’s Top 50 Business Advisors

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Enterprise Nation has released a list of the top 50 SME advisors as nominated by small businesses and judged by industry experts. You can find the full list here. Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation said: “These business advisers are the unsung heroes behind Britain’s booming small business culture. The awards have uncovered some incredible […]

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UK VAT campaigners to meet EU Commission officials #vatmoss

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The EU VAT action group have announced that they will be meting with EU commission head of VAT Donato Raponi in the next ten days to discuss the situation regarding sellers of digital items who have found themselves subject to VAT MOSS since the start of the year. The new VAT regulations that came into […]

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What’s your attitude to insurance survey

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The BDRC Continental research about dealing with the potential risks involved when selling goods online survey is still open and we’d like to encourage you to spend a few minutes to complete it. As well as the chance to win one of three £100 Amazon vouchers for taking part, the survey results will be used […]

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Is Live Chat your preferred support choice?

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BQool, who offer seller tools for Amazon sellers, are the latest company to add live chat support to their website, giving visitors an opportunity to engage directly with one of their support technicians. The chat can be found at the bottom of the web page. Chat with a technician is available Monday through Friday between […]

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Could you profit as a government supplier?

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Enterprise Nation are calling it the biggest sales opportunity for small business in 2015. They’re talking about the government pledge to give 25% of supply contracts to small businesses. In his article Andrew Lee, who has worked in government procurement says: “One of my big frustrations down the years has been reading bids from firms […]

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Why social media matters to your business

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Last week I made a purchase from The Radiant Ribbon Co, for some personalised printed ribbon. It wasn’t for Tamebay, but for Popadoodledoo, a Cake Pop business of a friend of mine. However I was so impressed I thought I’d share how brilliant these guys are. Firstly they didn’t think much of the colours we […]

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Enterprise Nation publish 2015 SME manifesto

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SME community and campaigning group Enterprise Nation has published a wish list for 2015: a selection of suggestions that it will be taking to Government in 2015 with the hope of some changes to the law. You can download the full proposals on this page. They have also noted 10 things that the government did […]

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