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December 5th sees the return of Small Business Saturday, the one day of the year where customers are encouraged to rebel against the retail chains, overlook the massive online shops, and buy from local stores instead.

This year marks the eighth anniversary of the event, and all small businesses are being encouraged to get involved, from family butchers to online sellers.

And this year’s event takes on even more significance as it’s set against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and comes just as the UK comes out of nationwide lockdown. Small business owners arguably need your custom now, more than ever.

The theme this year is to “Find your local hero” – if this sounds like something that could give your business a boost, here’s how to get involved…

Guides & How-Tos Inspiration Small business

After the year we’ve had, it’s likely most of us will need a little extra money for the holidays this year.

If you could do with some extra cash, it could be worth considering your own seasonal start-up.

Here are some ideas for how you could make some extra festive cash with your own Christmas business.

Guides & How-Tos Small business Work from home

If you’re in business and not using social media to promote your products you’re missing a trick – not only do platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram offer free, effective marketing tools, they also provide a great way to interact with customers in real time.

And, as anyone who knows social media knows, hashtags are a vital marketing tool – so here are the top 20 Twitter hashtags for business…

Guides & How-Tos Infographics Inspiration

Every time you interact online you’re adding to your digital footprint – that virtual record of what you did, who you did it with, and when you did it.

Whether you’re buying something from a web store, checking your bank balance, updating a social status, or even just typing a question into a search engine or leaving a comment on a blog (all comments welcome below), your digital footprint is affected.

What this means is anyone can track your digital footprint and make fairly accurate assumptions on your lifestyle – anyone who has the knowledge and the inclination, that is.

And although most of us won’t have a back-story worth bothering with, not to mention nothing to hide, it’s still a little disconcerting to think someone could tap into your lifestyle should they wish to.

It’s all but impossible to completely cover your online tracks, but if you want to give it a go, here are some of the steps you could take to try and disappear completely…

Guides & How-Tos Technology

There’s more than one way to make a conference call, from video conferencing to straight up multi-participant phone calls, and more than one provider to choose from, but what you’ll find with many operators is they’ll either charge for the service, ask you to sign up with them, or both – this means they’ll then have access to your data and may even sell it on to third parties who will then bombard you with emails and phone calls for other services.

That’s not the case with ConferenceCall.co.uk – all you and your participants need to make a conference call to anywhere in the world is a landline or a mobile.

There’s no sign up. No fee to pay. And you can make great savings on the cost of conference calling to anywhere in the world.

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