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Cyber Security at Home: Protecting Your Net Worth

Cyber-crime is very much a huge focus for the media and it is no wonder, seeing as it is the second most reported economic crime affecting 32 per cent of organisations according to the PwC Global Economic Crime Survey 2016.  Read more

8 WeightLoss Tips to help You Fit into that Dress

If you are like me, you have been the experience of being overweight and trying desperately to lose 10 or more pounds. When I was in college, I gained the college 15 that everyone talked about; let’s face it, I […] Read more

GDPR: Why Cyber Security Has Never Been So Crucial

GDPR: Why Cyber Security Has Never Been So Crucial In just over eight months, one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive pieces of European regulation will change the face of how data is stored, handled and protected. The EU General […] Read more

Kingston Business Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Kingston’s future is bright thanks to its “vibrant” business community Kingston’s business community was saluted for its vibrancy and innovation at the glittering Gala Dinner of the Kingston Business Excellence Awards in association with British Land & USS. The fifth annual […] Read more

Is your company missing out on big cash savings?

If you are an innovative company there are a range of tax reliefs and incentives available that could significantly enhance your cash flow. The main incentive is R&D Tax Relief At this point I’m guessing that a lot of readers […] Read more

Moments that matter: Business cards – what to put on them and why

Business cards are an essential part of any meeting, but who reads them, what should go on them and why? A business card 101. This article takes a fictional business card, de-constructs its constituent parts, why they are there, when […] Read more

You only get one chance at a first impression

That’s exactly what I said to my fellow entrepreneurs at a networking event in London – my audience fell silent. “No, no, no! I didn’t mean THAT!”, I reassured them eventually. Let me explain. Read more

Five top tips of content writing

I could sit here all day and throw ideas big and small at you. To save time, I’ve narrowed it down to a top five. Some of these might appear fairly obvious in isolation. Some may not. But add them all together and you will not go far wrong. Read more

UK TERRORISM THREAT LEVELS

Click below to read the latest London Protects update from Met Police Read more

Can you be a Guerilla?

One of the challenges and thrills of being a small brand is that you need a rebellious streak. You just have to. Little brands need to show and prove that they care more for their cause. Guerilla marketing involves high energy and imagination focusing on grasping the attention of the public in more personal and memorable level. Read more

What does the snap announcement of a General Election mean for business?

On Tuesday 18th April, the Prime Minister Theresa May surprised us with the announcement of a snap general election on 8th June 2017. This declaration has triggered much debate and plenty of groaning as we face seven weeks of saturated news coverage. The reasons behind this decision include wanting stability, strong leadership and a sense of certainty, as the UK leaves the EU. Read more

Managed Service Providers increase profitability for SMEs

Managed Service Providers increase profitability for SMEs   MSPs, also known as Managed Service Providers, have become a major part of IT services within the last few years. With the ways that businesses are becoming more reliant on computers, we […] Read more

Don’t use the F*** word. Use the C*** word instead

That’s exactly what I said to my fellow entrepreneurs at a networking event in London – my audience fell silent. “No, no, no! I didn’t mean THAT!”, I reassured them eventually. Let me explain. Read more

3 Tips on How to Improve Cyber Security for Small Businesses

3 Tips on How to Improve Cyber Security for Small Businesses   Cyber security will play an important role in 2017. The speed of Internet and its fast evolving technology leads to even more Cyber threats. Not only big companies […] Read more

Cloud Computing

What is Cloud Computing? The computer industry has functioned for decades by working from your hard drive however the current trend shows that cloud computing is becoming the norm. Read more

Updated Chamber Logo for 2016

In the summer of 2016, the new President of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce (KCoC) recommended that the Chamber should revitalise their logo identity. The existing KCoC logo had been in existence for over 14 years, and had changed in […] Read more

The future of workspace in Kingston

Kingston Chambers recent event at the Stanley Picker Gallery on The future of workspace in Kingston sparked an interesting discussion. We invited Andrew Sherville, Kingston Councils lead officer for business community & workspace along to introduce the new workspace incubation centre planned to open in Kingston in 2017. Read more

7 Reasons Why Digital Marketing is Essential for Your Business

7 Reasons Why Digital Marketing is Essential for Your Business   Regardless of what stage your business is at, marketing is a vital element. After all, this is your opportunity to capture the imagination of your audience to give yourself […] Read more

Is Your Business Truly Tax Efficient?

Financially, for many businesses, October is a funny time of year. Shops and restaurants may be gearing themselves up for Christmas but actually a bit quiet day to day as people pay off summer holidays. Meanwhile service industries can be […] Read more

There’s no need to fear SEO

The world of Marketing and Digital Communications can be a scary place filled with acronyms, and terms you’ve never heard of before. But, what do they mean and do you really need to pay attention to them? Read more

Be a mentor

Local businesses are invited to take part in our scheme as a mentor! The scheme helps second-year and postgraduate students from traditionally under-represented groups achieve their full potential Read more

BHS and what all businesses can learn from it

BHS and what all businesses can learn from it   For some time now we’ve all been following the trials and tribulations of BHS, and hoping that the classic and well-known brand can turn its fortunes around and maintain its […] Read more

How A Brexit Vote Could Spell Uncertainty For Employees

How A Brexit Vote Could Spell Uncertainty For Employees   The Law Of… knowing where you stand With the British public voting to leave the European Union, Partner and specialist in employment law Aneil Balgobin discusses how the break from […] Read more

Windows 10 – free upgrade or paid subscription?

As we almost approach the first year’s anniversary for Windows 10, we also counting down to the end of the free upgrade which finishes this month. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 has been installed on over 300 million devices worldwide Read more

Social media marketing is a two headed beast

Social media marketing is a two headed beast that on one hand, can allow a business the ability to create new sales by connecting with and creating awareness, but it can also just as easily turn on you. Read more

Top Tips for exhibiting at events and trade shows

Top Tips for Exhibitors With the Chamber’s Business Expo coming up in June, we have again been looking at how our exhibitors can make the most of their stands. Exhibiting at shows can be a great way to get your business in front of hundreds […] Read more

Fire Wardens Save You Money and Prevent Tragedy

Failure to provide fire safety training has a lethal cost The humble fire warden is often perceived as the figure in the hi-vis vest who escorts staff and visitors off the premises … But, wait … there is far more to this greatly understated role than many workers or errant employers and owners might imagine. Read more

Encryption

Encryption Encrypting your devices is a way to make your business’ information, and personal information more secure. Encryption is a technique of encoding data so that only a person with the decryption key can access the data you have encrypted. […] Read more

Two things that make a website great (and two more that definitely DON’T!)

Two things that make a website great (and two more that definitely DON’T!)   Is it high time you refreshed your presence on the web? Maybe your website was created a few years ago, and is looking tired or dated? […] Read more

The Next Generation Firewall

Last month we wrote about Anti-malware and we briefly mentioned that it works together in conjunction with a resistant firewall, but what exactly is a firewall? Read more