Is your web agency charging you too much?


When it comes to website work it can be very easy to fall into the trap of paying over the odds for your web development and marketing work. With the genial pubic not always having the knowledge to know how long something will take, you need to be able to trust that the agency you use is only charging you for the time it takes. Often the only way you can know this is by reading reviews and speaking to existing clients about the charges they set. You may also want to ask for a quote from a number of different companies to see what they all charge. When obtaining quotes off several companies, it may be hard to compare like for like as unlike when you are buying a...
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Carrying out market research to help your business


Market research can be very important for many businesses. It is a way of finding out what the public think about a product or service you sell or you are considering bringing to market. If you are using market research during the production of a new product or service then you will want to do it a number of times and possibly with different people to real feedback that is useful. The bigger group of people you can use for your market research the more likely you are to get helpful information. The first type of market research you may want to do relating to a new product or service you are thinking about creating is to see if there is a need for it. You may also want to...
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Looking after your computers and software in the office


If you run a business then you may rely heavily on computers and software. You may use them for your accounting, customer information database and in some industries to create the products or services you sell (such as a web designer or marketing company). Often there comes a time within a business where you need to start upgrading your software and PC’s in order to keep up with the increase in work load and additional staff as your company grows. It is vital that you keep on top of your IT equipment and ensure that you have access to other machines should you need to. It is also important to ensure that all the work done on the computers is backed up centrally so that if a computer dies you...
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What’s slowing down your computer?


Having a slow running or slow to start up computer can be very frustrating and make you lose a lot of time out of your working day. There are many things that can cause your computer to run slow and finding out what the problem is, is often a trial and error method. One of the most common reasons for a slow computer is programs which are running in the background. Many of these programs are needed in order for the computer to work, but some can be turned off to alleviate the load on your processor. If you press control, alt and delete at the same time on your keyboard in Windows you will be able to see a list of programs and also processes that are running at...
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Avoiding spam emails


Unfortunately, almost everyone that has an email account will fall victim to spam at some time. For the majority of us, it is a daily job having to filter out spam that your mail program has missed. One mistake that many people do is they open the email and either click on a link or reply to the email asking for their address to be removed. If this is a genuine company then they may do so, but the majority of spam emails are often sent to people who have not opted in to receive communication anyway and the spammers are just sending to any email address they get hold of, so they will probably not remove you from their lists. This can also make the situation worse as when...
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