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IT Leads The Way For Chatbot Deployment And Advanced Use Cases

The IT department should be the first in most businesses to come up with a novel use for the chatbot as it moves beyond simple tasks. Pushing the case across the rest of the business for efficiency and innovation, how is IT leading the field when it comes to chatbot usage? The IT department used to be the be all and end all when it came to technology. Now, with the rise of cloud, shadow IT, growing business mobility and BYOD, innovative use of IT is springing up all over an enterprise or business. Often outside the control of the IT people. Yet, IT is fighting back, with these departments rated as the No. 2 users of chatbots by SnatchBot. While that’s a story for another day, we see growing use of chatbots in various departments, notably HR and recruitment, customer services and administra......

Spring Clean Your Office In 6 Easy Steps

Is your office neat and tidy, or sometimes a bit of a mess? How good are you at keeping on top of the clutter on your desk, your filing cabinets and computer drives? It is a well known fact that a clean and well organised workspace creates the best conditions for high levels of productivity in the office. That said, a clean office goes beyond your staff’s personal responsibility. What about shared spaces such as receptions areas and client meeting rooms, communal kitchens and washrooms? First impressions count and if your office is looking shabby rather than chic, what message are you inadvertently putting out to your clients and visitors? With spring around the corner, now is the perfect opportunity to serious tackle the cleanliness of your office spaces. Here are six easy steps to get sp......

4 Ways To Simplify Your Business For A Digital Age

As technology becomes a larger and larger part of our lives, it can also cause more complications, as well. When you are trying to compete in a modern market and you want to make the most of the new tools available, it might mean that you need to simplify your processes and take a look into ways that your business can be streamlined. Here are four ways to help you make the most of technology and use it to be more effective as a company. 1. Cut Down On Paperwork The more paperwork you have, the more likely you are going to run into issues with documents being lost, mixed up, or stolen. These files can play a huge role in how well your company is doing and how much you know about your clients. However, they can start to build up over a while and take up space, as well. If you can cut down ho......

What GDPR Means For Your Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. The new rules replace the old Data Protection Directive and will literally affect every single business outside the USA that collects data about people living in the EU. As you may have heard, businesses that don’t comply with GDPR could face hefty fines of up to 4% of their annual turnover, or €20 million (whichever is greater). Scary stuff, huh? So what’s GDPR all about, then? Well in a nutshell, it’s designed to give consumers more protection and increased privacy around the information companies hold about them. People will have more rights over the type of data that’s collected (names, email addresses, dates of birth so on) and how this is used. Under one of the more controversial elements, people can eve......

Save Money In The Office: 5 Everyday Cost-Cutting Tips

Running a business is tough and money always seems to be tight. But there are many ways that you can save money in the office by making just a few simple changes. Here are five of the best ways to start cutting back on costs today. 1. Hot Desking If you’ve never heard of hot desking, it’s the trend of sharing desks in the office. The idea is that you allow your employees to work remotely from home on some days and come into the office on others. That way, employees only need a desk on certain days, and as a result they can share desks. This saves you money by cutting down on equipment and furniture like computers, desks and chairs. At the same time, you could even save on your rent by moving into a smaller office. As an added bonus, employees often enjoy the flexibility of working from hom......

Small Business Bookkeeping: How To Get Started

Small business bookkeeping might sound like unnecessary admin at first, but it’s essential for any business. If you run a small business, keeping the books in order could be the difference between success and failure. It might not be the most exciting part of running your business but keeping a beady eye on how your company is performing will help make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible. If the thought of bookkeeping is daunting, do not fear – here are some tips to help get you started. Do Your Bookkeeping Regularly The most important thing to remember when it comes to small business bookkeeping is to set aside a time to go over your books regularly. Ideally once a week is best. Even if just for an hour, updating your books little and often will help keep things in check an......

Call Tracking Technology And How It Can Improve Your Overall Marketing Efforts

As a business owner, you need to know if all your funds are being utilised. You need to be aware if you are investing in the right marketing campaign. Otherwise, you are just operating blindly. If you do not know if your advertisements, whether using online platforms or traditional methods, are generating potential leads, you are merely wasting your money. To know more about the effectiveness of your marketing efforts, you need to apply call tracking. This process tracks your customer’s calls and traces them back to the marketing ads that you placed to attract potential clients. Using software, you can quickly know which of your ad campaigns are helping the business and which ones are just costing you money. How Call Tracking Improves Your Marketing Efforts Some businesses might stil......

Top Questions To Ask Your VPN Service Supplier

Our world is a world that’s always changing, with innovations that no one could have dreamed of hundreds of years ago. One of the best innovations that our society has to offer is the Internet. Who would have thought that because of this tool, we can now easily communicate with our friends and family even if they are on the opposite side of the world? Who would have thought that we can easily save memories of a trip, party, or even simple moments of our day and share them with almost everyone? The Internet has provided us with many conveniences. Most of us would even have a hard time pushing through our day without being able to get online once or twice. This is the reason why Internet service suppliers are now playing roles that are crucial in making Internet access available worldwide. T......

7 Ways To Turn Instagram Followers Into Customers For Life

It is fact that it’s all about your presence on the Internet. The online world becomes an integrating part of our life. If you have a business and you want to promote your business then put your maximum effort to improve your visibility on social media network. There are many social media platforms but which is the best one? I recommend Instagram because it is the fastest growing social media network. We all know very well the popularity of Instagram. So, for me, Instagram is best option to get the desired goals. Followers on Instagram are the key to success so I’m trying to deliver some tips that help to grow your followers on Instagram and also I give some ways to turn Instagram Followers into Customers for Life. Remembers that, trying to do something different from others. So, stop trac......

How To Improve Your Business Credit When You Have Lacklustre Personal Credit

If you plan on starting your own business, it’s essential that you understand how your personal credit score can impact your business credit score as well as how to improve your business credit when your personal credit score isn’t great. Besides turning to companies owned by Don Gayhardt for a short-term loan to help cover some financial aspects of your business operation, there is plenty you can do to improve your business’s financial situation, your business credit score and your personal credit score. The Past Is Prologue Before being approved for a business line of credit or a business loan, chances are good that a lender will take a close look at your personal credit history to get a sense of how you manage credit and debt, which will undoubtedly impact the credit or loan offer you r......

Why Fintech Ties In With The Current Business Market Perfectly

The development of fintech, or financial technology, is trending more than ever. Technological achievements have opened new doors for business to extend their efforts when it comes to providing financial services. The ultimate goal is to make this services easily accessible and to provide a great customer experience. Fintech is currently used in both B2B and B2C industry sectors. Business clients and consumers respectively find it appealing, mainly because it streamlines the communication. The existence of free chatbots is just one of the examples of what has been done to make this tech available to everyone. But why did it tie to business market so perfectly? If we got your attention, stay with us as we are going to explore the ties between fintech and the current business market. The Inc......

3 Effective FX Management Tips For Businesses With International Exposure

UK businesses are increasingly looking out for opportunities beyond our borders as Brexit negotiations continue in the background. Some businesses are looking for opportunities to sell their products and services to buyers in other countries, manufacturing businesses source for raw materials from foreign countries, retail stores source for finished goods from overseas, and service companies are not left out as they outsource some of their tasks to professionals in other countries. However, the exchange rates between the Pound Sterling (GBP) and other currencies such as the U.S Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), and Japanese Yen (JPY) is in a state of constant flux. Many smart business owners now look beyond UK banks for their FX needs. Resources such as the money transfer reviews for 2018 helps pro......