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A Halloween Horror Story

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

With Halloween approaching, everybody loves a good horror story, and what’s more horrifying than tax! Tax has been around since the ancient times and over the years there have been a number of strange and shocking taxes in the UK, many have been imposed into operation and revoked years later, but I am sure you will agree that…

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Top Tips to Expand Your Business Abroad

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Expanding your business abroad is a huge decision. There are big benefits – new clients, bigger target markets, potential tax sweeteners and (hopefully) bigger profits. But branching out to foreign territories can also be a risk. Jean-Baptiste Puyraud, a company formations expert at Euro Start Entreprises, explains: “If you’re choosing a non-English speaking country, you’ll…

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Join the British Chambers of Commerce for its first Twitter Q&A, hosted by Marcus Mason, Head of Skills Policy Thursday 2nd October 14:00 to 15:00 #askbcc

mso’s designs win further awards

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The Interactive Media Awards identifies companies and individuals who produce high standards of quality work in website design and development. We’re delighted to announce two awards: the IMA Outstanding Achievement Award for Rose Hill School and IMA Best in Class Award for St. Edmund’s School. IMA Outstanding Achievement Award The Rose Hill School website is…

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Ban on tenants fees leads to increased rents in Scotland

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Recent new has been dominated by matters north of the border today, here’s a story that might not feature quite so much: The tenant fee ban, came into operation Scotland back in 2012 in Scotland and as feared has caused rents to rise according to the first Scotland Buy-to-Let Index published recently by Your Move….

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It’s Not What You Say – It’s How You Use It!

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

According to OFCOM’s The Communications Market Report 2014 (August) there were 44.6 Billion Minutes of Business calls* made and received in the UK during 2013.   There are roughly an estimated 4,901,500 Companies in the UK, both Public and Private Sector, which relates to an approximate calculation of about 15,000 hours’ worth of Business telephone…

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A Key Ingredient for Success

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014

A Key Ingredient to Success – Goal Setting Many people feel as if they are simply drifting along and achieving little. They often work hard but let us not confuse activity with accomplishment. Other people seem to achieve more than the majority of people and have time on their hands. The main difference is how…

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Is sickness killing your business?

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hi I just thought I would post a quick introduction to the site.  We have recently joined the Chamber. Our Medway Healthy Workplaces Programme is open to all businesses/ workplaces within Medway.  We offer support to reduce sickness absence, which locally costs £52 million annually.  Our programme also aims to boost staff morale and engagement…

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The REAL cost of DIY IT…

Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

How much does DIY IT really cost your small business?  Let me ask you a question… How much do you spend on your IT?  Or to put it another way, how much does your IT cost your business?  You may give the same answer to both of those questions… “Nothing, we take care of it…

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10 reasons to become a landlord

Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014

No 1 – Waiting for the market to improve You planned to sell your house to either upsize or downsize, but decide the market isn’t right for you at the moment. Why not consider letting your property short term? 6 month tenancies are common now, as are short term company lets, which Raylets can organise…

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