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What landlords want to know about the Immigration Act

Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014

If you are a landlord and you have heard that you will be expected to check the immigration status of your incoming tenants, firstly ‘Don’t panic!’ From 1st December 2014 there are pilots running in Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, and Wolverhampton, so unless you have properties in those areas, you have time to find out more…

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Eight Great Marketing Tips for Your Business

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014

If you want to improve on some of your marketing efforts, here are some great marketing tips that can help to improve what you are doing immediately. Do you do send email marketing campaigns? Try a more niche approach by emailing specific messages to certain people which may get you a better open and click through…

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Boost your personal brand at work

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014

Lose that presentation stage fright Stage fright when presenting at work? Take the actor’s approach When I visit the theatre with my friends many of them watch the actors on stage and remark that they could never do that. I mean, stand up in front of complete strangers and have their performance critiqued. Yet in…

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Gravesham Business Guide and Directory

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Gravesham Business Guide and Directory is such a wonderful opportunity for local businesses as the guide will have a shelf life of 2 years and will remain on Gravesham Borough’s website for 2 years minimum till the next directory is published. Please see 2011 Guide still on now! http://www.burrows.co.uk/gravesham/graveshamguide.pdf Also there is a hyperlink from…

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BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review November 2014

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Click here to see the BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review for November This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey…

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Boost your knowledge in construction business industry

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Do you work in construction? Big business or one-man-band? Or do you work in any of the following: contractor, builder, developer, plumber, landscaper, electrician, groundwork’s, installations or maintenance? If yes, don’t miss out the opportunity to grab a few beers and learn from some construction experts about how to better maximise your potential. This event…

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As a recent member to the Chamber, I would like to introduce my business to fellow members. Certitude Wealth is a friendly financial advisory practice specialising in Family Protection (life cover, critical illness, mortgage protection, income protection), Business Protection (shareholder protection, key-person protection, relevant life, group life schemes), Mortgages (first-time buyers, next-time buyers, re-mortgages, buy-to-lets) as well…

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Gunpowder, Treason and Terrorism Financing

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

At this time of year my thoughts turn to terrorism. The thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot is commemorated on 5 November each year, although the style of commemoration has changed over the centuries from special sermons and the ringing of church bells to standing ankle-deep in cold mud going ‘Oooh’ at the local authorities fireworks…

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How the Grinch stole Christmas!

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Just so you know, by Grinch we mean HMRC and by Christmas we mean fun! The party season is now here and you’ve probably booked your Christmas party and got all your corporate entertaining days all scheduled out – great and I bet you’re looking forward to it. So a big SORRY to dampen your mood; but simply put, any money spent on entertaining…

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iOS 8 and the Essentials You Need to Know

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

With the release of the new Apple operating system, the question on everybody`s mind was: ‘Will my old phone and apps work without a problem with iOS 8?’ According to the mobile application performance management company Crittercism, iOS 8 is causing apps to crash 3.56% of the time which is 78% higher than the 2.00%…

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