IT and Digital Media

New awards to celebrate the best of business in Kingston

New awards to celebrate the best of business in Kingston The new Kingston Borough Business Awards launch encourages inspirational businesses to stand up and be recognised for their achievements The Kingston Borough Business Awards (KBBA) have been launched by Kingston […] Read more

A Letter from the ICO

Many businesses have now received a letter from the ICO asking for a registration fee of £40 or £60. We are being asked all the time whether or not the letter is genuine and whether a business needs to pay. […] Read more

How your Business can take advantage of the Buy Local Trend

Attitudes towards supporting our local businesses and local communities have strengthened since the pandemic, with more consumers making a conscious effort to buy more from businesses local to them. This trend has been exacerbated by the fact that there are […] Read more

Get Serious about LinkedIn in 2021

It’s a fact – LinkedIn is the world’s largest social channel for professionals. If you think it’s only for recruiters and job seekers, think again as LinkedIn has come a long way since it first started. I’ll discuss the benefits […] Read more

How to record a Christmas Video Message

How to record a Christmas Video Message A  Christmas Video Message is a really great way to send Season’s Greetings to your family and friends, especially if you are not able to celebrate together. If you are unable to see […] Read more

Meet our New Chamber President

Meet our New Chamber President   Kat Damcova is Founder and Managing Director of IQ in IT, an award-winning IT company providing secure outsourced IT services. Kat’s relationship with Kingston Chamber started during IQ in IT’s early days and a […] Read more

5 Essential SEO Tips for Chamber Members with Local Business Outlets

Hello from an old Surbitonian now living in deepest Surrey. Viewing the Chamber’s venues brought back fond memories of some of my favourite haunts. This post is to help Chamber members with local business outlets wishing to generate more leads […] Read more

Social media for small businesses – how you can help people through tough times

You might be nervous of marketing your business at the moment, afraid of seeming insensitive or trying to capitalise on the situation. But what if you could help people? Obviously, you need to be sensitive. People are scared and are […] Read more

How to deliver exceptional flexible working for your company

Flexible and remote working has ushered in a new era of work, one made up of entirely distributed teams, four day working weeks and stronger business resilience. Nowadays, few businesses need all their staff stationed permanently in the office 100% […] Read more

Top Tips for using Social Media Marketing for your Business

Emma Peries, Digital Mother, recently shared her top ten tips for social media for business with attendees at a Wych Networking event. Reda them here.. Read more

How to be a juggling genius

How to be a juggling genius As a business coach, I work with a whole range of people. Some of them have been running their business for years, whilst others are just starting out. Whatever stage they’re at, there’s one […] Read more

Small Business Marketing Hacks: how to make the right technology investment

Small Business Marketing Hacks: how to make the right technology investment The rapid pace of digital change has made it challenging for small businesses with limited budgets to decide what to invest in, and when. Some so-called digital innovations can […] Read more

Latest news on how you, or your company, could be scammed without you realising.

Latest news on how you, or your company, could be scammed without you realising.   Scammers are coming up with increasingly clever ways to trick you into thinking that your best option is to pay out. Our newest blog post […] 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Ten Tips For Building your LinkedIn Presence

Following on from the very successful and informative workshop held last week, we have asked Business Clan to give us their Top Ten Tips For Building your LinkedIn Presence Read more

To Blog or Not to Blog?

The very fact that anyone ever debated the value of a website sounds absurd now, doesn’t it? The question of whether to blog or not to blog is perhaps the modern day equivalent. And I can’t help thinking that, in years to come, this will be the example of that thing we can hardly believe we even contemplated not doing. Blog by Chamber Members; Business Clan. Read more