Applied Business Solutions partners with the Techsol Group

We are pleased to announce that, late last year, the Techsol Group acquired Applied Business Solutions. Our company began in 1997 and has grown into a leading supplier of accountancy and business software throughout the South West. Chris Parkinson, Director of Applied Business Solutions, said: “With the shape and nature of technology moving fast, we..

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Five telephone best practice tips for small businesses

Improve your phone practices with these five top tips for businesses from www.smallbusiness.co.uk The vital role of the phone call for sales and marketing in most industries and sectors is self-evident; from restaurant’s bookings, to car dealership’s enquiries, to telecom’s call centres. And yet, businesses have typically been far slower in updating their phone practices..

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Businesses must avoid contractual mixups if they want a Merry Christmas

In an article on www.smallbusiness.co.uk, Philip Pepper advises on how employers can manage risk and ensure workers are fully aware of their obligations when it comes to Christmas staffing. As we approach the busy festive season, one of the key issues facing business owners is staffing. Holiday requests and increasing employee demands for flexible working..

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Autumn Statement 2016: Flat rate VAT changes explained

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced significant changes to the amount of VAT SMEs will have to pay. This article from www.smallbusiness.co.uk explores the matter further. Major changes have been announced for the amount of VAT that many small businesses will have to pay in Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement. This will affect businesses that use the..

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Smaller importers hit hardest by weak pound, study finds

An article on www.smallbusiness.co.uk states that the impact of the weak Pound is being felt unevenly across British business, with smaller firms bearing the brunt of higher import prices. UK businesses that import either raw materials or finished goods have seen the prices they pay their foreign suppliers rise since the Brexit referendum on June..

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SMEs fail to recognise email phishing attempts

The vast majority of SME companies are being fooled when it comes to phishing attempts, research finds. We are constantly informing our clients about the increase in online threats and this article from www.smallbusiness.co.uk affirms the concerns.   Results of a survey challenging respondents to spot fake emails used for phishing have indicated that 98 per cent of..

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How safe is your data?

Is your data more secure in a cloud environment than on premise? From Pegasus Software As more and more businesses move to a cloud solution, one of the major concerns SMEs have is over the security of their data in a cloud deployment. It’s easy to see why: stories of data breaches appear in the..

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Telephone issues

We are experiencing problems with our phone lines today. We believe we are receiving all calls but are unable to call out, however in case you can't get hold of us please email ask@applieduk.com

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Bank charges on international payments hampering small businesses

An article on smallbusiness.co.uk shows how UK businesses have been paying well over the odds for international payments, hampering their abilities to expand in a post-Brexit world, according to a study. Traditional banks have a stranglehold of 95 per cent of the business payments market, according to a study by Covercy. One company making 20 transactions of £30,000..

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6 elements that make a winning team

We deal with all sizes of business and thought this is a great article from Business Matters Magazine regarding building a successful team and retaining great staff. No successful big business owner is an island. You can keep a small business running by yourself, but if you are ready to achieve growth, then you need..

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