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Grow Your Business One Customer at a Time

All Articles, Business Management, Growing a Business, Running a Business // July 20, 2013

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The People aspect of a business is key to its ultimate success. No matter how well we deal with our suppliers and our employees at the end of the day our customers are the most important people we deal with. Without them there is no business and our staff and suppliers will suffer. However it […]

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How to Increase Customer Retention By 1000%

All Articles, Business Management, Growing a Business, Marketing // July 16, 2013

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Did you know that there are “trigger” words and phrases that can cause you to lose your customers for good—just within the first 5 seconds of conversation? As you know, the wrong tone of voice and negative body language can ruffle your customers’ feathers. So why would certain words and phrases be more likely to repel […]

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New IoD Report Reveals True Extent of ‘Gold-plating’ of EU Law

All Articles, Business Law, Business Management, Political Comment // June 10, 2013

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The Institute of Directors (IoD) has just released a new report, The Midas Touch, which reveals how EU directives have been ‘gold-plated’ during translation into UK law, creating unnecessary additional burdens for businesses. The report calls on the Government to fulfil its pledge to carry out a comprehensive review of all EU laws to identify […]

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IoD Call for Legislation to Boost Business and the Economy

All Articles, News & Views, Political Comment, UK Business Taxes // May 7, 2013

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Ahead of this week’s Queen’s Speech and following a survey of IoD members, which found that the two biggest factors holding back businesses are the economy and government regulation, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has called for the introduction of three Bills. The IoD accepts that there are no quick fixes for our economic situation, […]

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Stamp Duty Scrapped for AIM Listed Companies

All Articles, Investing, Investments, UK Business Taxes, UK Personal Taxes // March 22, 2013

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 In his Budget yesterday UK Chancellor George Osborne responded positively to calls from the London Stock Exchange and abolished stamp duty on shares of companies listed on growth markets including the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and the ISDX Growth Market. The Stock Exchange, financial institutions, and business organisations have long argued that removing stamp duty […]

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Isle of Man Now Seen as Part of Solution on Tax Compliance

All Articles, International Taxation, News & Views, Offshore Tax Planning, Political Comment, Taxation // March 4, 2013

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According to Chief Minister Allan Bell, the Isle of Man is beginning to get its message across to senior politicians, decision makers and opinion formers in the UK, EU and further afield that it is part of the solution not part of the problem of tax evasion. Mr Bell and Treasury Minister Eddie Teare attended […]

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