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Creating Your Vision of Success

Creating Your Vision of Success Many of us start our own businesses with a fantastic product or service to take to market and launch straight into it before first considering what we are trying to achieve and what success looks […] Read more

GDPR for exhibitors

For many exhibitors, the purpose of attending an exhibition is lead generation, the action of collecting business cards or contact details is therefore critical to that outcome. However the new GDPR regulations make it more difficult to simply use the data collected for marketing purposes. Read more

Trade Show 101 – How to make trade shows successful

Often considered a local market for businesses where, instead of consumers, buyers just turn up and buy. This article debunks that myth and shows what tasks are required to make trade shows effective. Read more

How many of your working days are lost to back pain?

Did you know that over 30 million working days were lost due to musculoskeletal problems including back pain, neck and upper limb problems in the UK in 2016?* It’s the second biggest cause of sick days accounting for over 20% […] Read more

Hey New Manager! Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

“I used to be good at my job” As a new manager, have you ever thought that? You were good. Good enough to get the promotion to management. But this step up the ladder wasn’t just about getting through the […] Read more

5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Life Easier

Managed services providers (MSPs) are lifesavers for business owners and executives to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers. As the industry trade group, […] Read more

Holiday Tip: Off of the beaten track

When I tell people I went to Nicaragua, I often get a look of surprise. But Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America (and the second lowest crime rate in Latin America). You really feel safe, in the big […] Read more

Cyber Attack, GDPR

Data Breaches on the Rise

More data was lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 than during the whole of 2016 according to reports. 1.9 billion records were leaked or stolen by criminals up to June 2017, compared to 1.37 billion during all of 2016. Digital security organisation Gemalto’s Breach Level Index was published in September 2017. It revealed that 10.4 million records are swiped or exposed every day. Read more

A quick guide to your one minute in the spotlight

  At your first Chamber networking event you will be invited to speak for one minute, to introduce yourself and your business. At future events you will usually be able to put your business card in a bowl, with a […] Read more

Reaction to the progress in the Brexit negotiations from German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

German-British business community welcomes Brexit negotiations moving to the second phase but concerns remain The German-British business community welcomes progress in the Brexit negotiations, which is enabling them to move on to the second phase because only at this second […] Read more

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