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Free Invoice Template and Tips to Get it Right

by Chinny Ogbuagu | October 9, 2014 | No Comments

Free Invoice Template

If you sell goods or services to customers, it’s likely that you’ll also have to invoice those customers for the work you’ve done. So what exactly is an invoice for and what information are you actually required to include on? In this post we explain the benefits of using an invoice, offer some handy hints […]


How SMEs Can Strike the Balance Between Caution and Confidence

by Hina Sharma | October 6, 2014 | No Comments

image reflecting economic recovery

After years of doom and gloom the UK economy continues to see improvements.  The British Chamber of Commerce predicts that growth will progress faster than expected this year and next. The UK economy is now expected to grow by 3.2% in 2014, rather than 3.1%. But small business owners will greet this news with more […]


Is The Digital Mailroom The Future of Mailing?

by James Griffiths | October 3, 2014 | No Comments

Innovation Zone

The world of in-house mail is excited with talk of digital mailrooms; but what exactly is a digital mailroom? A digital mailroom is the automation of inbound and outbound mail using intelligent document creation and processing techniques aligned with document scanning, document capture, franking technology and so much more. Organisations may then digitise mail and automate […]


Good News From Royal Mails’ Small Parcel Format Change

by Steven Tyrrell | October 2, 2014 | No Comments

Parcel Change and Promo Pricing

Parcel delivery in the UK has grown at an astonishing rate. In 2012 1.7 billion parcels were sent in and from Britain alone, and according to Network Research 55% of us received a parcel in the last month. This increase has largely been attributed to the rise in e-retail and the fact that many companies […]


Sending International Mail? Your Customs Checklist!

by Chinny Ogbuagu | September 25, 2014 | No Comments

Your Customs Checklist

Being told by a customer that they had to pay extra to receive their item is not the best way to do business. If your company is or is planning on sending items outside of the EU then you must ensure you have attached the correct form and paid the appropriate custom charge. Customs might […]


3 Ways Digital Can Take Your Business To The Next Level

by Chinny Ogbuagu | September 9, 2014 | No Comments

Digital hype

Increased digital connectivity has the potential to pervade every level of business operations. From delivering great customer service to revolutionising the way your employees work, embracing connectivity can bring big benefits to your business. There are significant economic returns to be had if SME’s could be persuaded to make full use of broadband and it’s […]


The What, Why and How of Mailmark™ (Infographic)

by Chinny Ogbuagu | September 4, 2014 | No Comments

What, Why and How of Mailmark

You’ve probably heard about Royal Mail’s franking barcode mark, Mailmark TM replacing the existing postage mark for customers that choose to take it up. Not only does this barcode look different from the usual postage mark, but it also brings lots of new possibilities and capabilities for both Royal Mail and your business. This infographic […]


7 Surefire Ways to Become More Productive and Less Stressed

by Chinny Ogbuagu | August 26, 2014 | No Comments

Be more productive and less stresse….

Juggling your time between the workplace, home, your commitments, kids commitments, exercise, healthy eating and the list goes on and on, can, as I say, be a juggling act. With many of us adding to schedules it’s more important than ever for you to use your time effectively and efficiently. The cost of not managing […]


How Track and Trace Automation Works for Hospitals (Infographic)

by Paul Knowles | August 21, 2014 | No Comments

track and trace automation

There are hundreds of thousands of pounds of assets in a hospital – each one equally important and vital to its daily operations and to the patient’s care – anything from portable x-ray machines, beds to surgical trays. Not being able to locate these assets can bring hospital operations to a halt, delaying patient procedures, […]


How Much Impact Does Your Packaging Have on Your Brand?

by Chinny Ogbuagu | August 13, 2014 | No Comments

How packaging affects your brand

   August 13, 2014 Most people are aware of how important packaging is to conglomerates such as Coca-Cola or McDonalds, one only needs to see the golden arches or red can to instantly recognise the associated brand. But how much impact can it have on small to medium sized business like yours? With branding at the […]