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Xero makes small business accounting easy

Small businesses need easy accounting solutions. Chris McKenna knows a lot about accounting for small businesses. Director at Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers Bulley Davey, he’s worked with cloud accounting solution Xero for five years… and he loves it. In his guest blog for Microbyte he tells us why he thinks Xero is a must…

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Microsoft Teams vs Slack

In 2016, Microsoft had the chance to buy Slack for a cool $8 billion but instead decided to enrich Skype. A year later, it released its rival software, Teams, and the virtual workspace race really took off. Since its release, Teams has gained many fans (including us!) and continues to impress users with its business-friendly…

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Life after lockdown: do we need offices?

You may have missed your office during lockdown, but how much do you need it? Working without an office was all well and good at the beginning of lockdown. We swapped rush-hour traffic jams and the heady scent of public transport for more time in our pyjamas. But as so many SMEs face a tough…

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What did we learn from coronavirus about technology?

Coronavirus forced us into unfamiliar territory. We swapped the morning commute for extra time in bed, repurposed the dining table as a desk, and we (re-)learnt long division, thanks to the added demands of home-schooling. Not only do we have a new level of respect for teachers, we’ve also learnt a thing (or five) about…

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The office in lockdown – what does it look like?

Our Managing Director, Yusuf Yeganeh, talked to BBC News about getting back to the office during lockdown. We were on BBC Look East this week for a whole fifty-five seconds. Our COO Lewis put on his best concentration face to stare at a screen and Yusuf said two lines to camera. We were part of…

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Outsourced IT Helpdesk Services

Before you say ‘no’ to a client, consider an Outsourced IT helpdesk An outsourced IT helpdesk can help you offer round-the-clock IT support. Your clients might not think they need 24/7 support until a business critical situation racks up the bills. Or they might be asking you for it, but you don’t have the capacity…

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What does a good back office system look like?

Here’s what our Managing Director, Yusuf Yeganeh, wants you to consider when it comes to back office systems. You really can’t have a ‘good’ back office system without solid technology underpinning it. That means you need more than just applications with a range of modern features. You need to make sure they’re integrated and hosted…

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How to work from home without losing your mind

Working from home doesn’t mean cutting yourself off from the outside world or driving yourself crazy with constant notifications. There is a middle ground. Here are some tips from our very own Anna Fletcher on how to stay productive, happy and healthy in your home office. Communicate clearly and regularly:  Turn on notifications  Ask colleagues and…

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Everything you need to know about VoIP

Before high speed internet, businesses made do with unreliable analogue phone systems. And guess what? Some still do. Perhaps you’re one of them? These days, if you’re not using a VoIP system you might as well have two cups and a long piece of string. With BT switching off ISDN services, there’s no excuse not…

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