Month: <span>February 2021</span>

Belgium has some strong trade links with the UK – dating back as far as the 1st century  – and around 8% of Belgium’s exports are to the UK, with around 5% of the country’s imports going in the other direction.

And although the country sits almost within touching distance of the South East of England, the stretch of water dividing the two countries means commuting between them isn’t the most straightforward of journeys.

So if you need to keep in touch with colleagues or clients in Belgium, why not try setting up a conference call? It’s cost-effective, convenient and requires nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.

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The government has announced a plan to get the UK out of lockdown by late June this year. Heralded as the ‘roadmap out of lockdown’, the four-step plan is set to begin on March 8 and will see restrictions gradually relaxed until a full return to ‘normal’ on June 21.

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A good home broadband connection has never been more important. With more of us than ever forced to work from home because of the pandemic, we all need a reliable and fast connection to ensure we can all work, rest and play.

It’s even been forecast that telecommuting could become the new normal for millions of us, at least for part of the working week. A fast connection is now vital to the way we live.

But could having a slow broadband connection knock thousands off the value of your house?

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Sat in the heart of the European mainland, Austria is a landlocked nation of around 8.5million people and the UK is one of its major trading partners. The UK is Austria’s eighth largest export destination and its fourth largest export market for services.

So if you do business across Europe, there’s a decent chance you have connections in Austria.

Although travel time between the two countries is just a shade over two hours, constantly commuting between London and Vienna is hardly a cost-effective way to keep in touch. It’s also not possible under current lockdown restrictions. Communicating via international conference call, on the other hand, is both cost-effective and convenient.

And here’s how you can do that in just a few simple steps using nothing more than a landline or mobile phone…

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Social media is a monster. A hungry monster that is continuously being fed with everything from the funniest content on the web to searing vitriol and bear-faced lies. It’s at the stage where we can’t live with it and we can’t live without it – certainly in business,.

This means that, whether you like it or not, an active presence on social media is a must if you have any sort of a customer-facing business. The trouble is, it’s human nature to only shout about things when you’re unhappy with them – and that means you could be fielding a lot of complaints on social media. Here’s how to deal with them.

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