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The latest information regarding Steer Your Business activities as well as small business articles of interest.

Barrie McDermid

Your Genuine Opportunity on ‘Facebook Live’ Happening Now

Imagine your business has been shut down, but there’s a great marketing opportunity with a fairly captive audience.  You’d want to know a bit more about it, right? My name is Barrie McDermid and the business I run is The Punctuation Show, which basically involves me travelling around the country, singing songs about punctuation and …

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Alia Coster

The Importance of Effective Business Communication

Effective communication is something many of us take for granted. You say something, people listen; simple, right? Not exactly. Communicating is about more than the words we say or write. It’s about knowing the most effective ways to communicate, share your thoughts, and interact with other people. It’s about saying exactly what you mean and …

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How to Increase Your Organic Traffic

The challenge for any business is to make sure that when people look for a product or service like yours, they find you and not a competitor. But it’s not about mindless search engine optimisation (SEO) and costly pay-per-click advertising. There’s plenty you can do increase organic traffic at no cost except your time. Here’s …

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Updated Guidance from ACAS

Updated Guidance from ACAS

Here’s a brief update on resources available to help employers during the Coronavirus pandemic. Including a new furlough letter template and an invitation to register for an upcoming Acas webinar. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme This HMRC advice page helps you find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for …

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Going Digital? Five Safe Steps for Tech-Hungry SMEs

Purchasing the right digital technology can transform a small company’s performance – but making the wrong choice can be disastrous.   It’s also easy to make the wrong choice when you’re under pressure, so tackle your big IT decisions in a planned and positive way. After all, digitally-advanced small businesses can grow fast, often earning twice …

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New COVID-19 pension guidance published for employers

New guidance setting out how employers can meet their automatic enrolment (AE) duties as they navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been published today. The guidance is part of The Pensions Regulator’s package of measures to safeguard pensions through these unprecedented challenges. To ensure savers receive the pensions they are due, employers are being …

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