How to be no. 1 on google

How to be no. 1 on google

Google are forever changing their algorithms when it comes to SEO, to stop people from artificially "buying" their ranking. So what can you do to make sure you have the best possible chance of showing up in google searches?

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Essential business skills - have you got what it takes?

Essential business skills - have you got what it takes?

So you've got a great idea and want to start your own business, but have you got what it takes to be successful? Are you going to be able to ride the rollercoaster of business ownership, or will you fall at the first hurdle?

This is a great short article from the Small Business Development Corporation that highlights some of the basic skills that you will need.

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DIY professional looking photos

DIY professional looking photos

If you are showcasing any products, particularly on your website or other marketing material, it is essential to make them look as good and professional as you possibly can. 

You need to make sure that the lighting is right and that what is in the background doesn't distract your customers from the fabulousness of your product.

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Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Most people reading this will know first-hand that running a small business isn’t easy. Cash-flow management is extremely crucial and marketing budgets are small, which gives many the idea that they can’t compete with larger businesses. There’s also a popular idea that regular and consistent marketing for a small business is not necessary and an unneeded expense.

So, what can a small business learn from their larger cousins to help them to grow and become more profitable?

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13 Simple Online Business Ideas

13 Simple Online Business Ideas

Starting an online business involves a lot less risk than investing in an office or store front.

You can reach a wide national — sometimes international — customer-base and work from anywhere. With only a basic knowledge of website maintenance and a knack for communication, you can have an online business up and running in days.

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