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Driving Growth in a Small Business: Power of Partnership

Emerald CEO Sarah Windrum was recently at a Warwick Business School event entitled 'Driving Growth, Surviving Growth' targeting rapid growth SMEs. The economy is doing well. The UK created more jobs in the last four years than the whole of the EU. Now the focus is shifting, as it should, to where these jobs are coming from. And nearly... Read more

How Mobile is Bringing Productivity Increases in the SME Market

Ask any SME owner what their biggest challenge is and they’ll tell you the same thing – there just aren’t enough hours in the day. In fact, the reason we set up Emerald was to help SMEs leverage technology as a force for good, to save time and streamline efficiencies across their organisation; freeing up more time to concentrate... Read more

How to Make Productive Use of Your Piles of Business Cards

Having a massive pile of business cards sat at the bottom of a drawer with no way to exploit the data is a ridiculously common problem for many people. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if they could be transformed into a beautifully laid out spreadsheet so the information is clearer and easier to assess? That’s what I thought too, so I... Read more

How to Use LinkedIn to Engage with Prospective Employers

Are you looking for work experience, an internship, or full-time employment? Here’s our tips on how LinkedIn can be your greatest tool.   Tidy Up Your URL If your URL reads something like this; http://linkedin.com/pub/firstname-lastname435564-tgnkgha Simply delete the extra numbers and letters.   Publish Your Pulse... Read more

Protect your Business from Data Loss: 5 Questions to Build your Disaster Recovery Plan

It is a fact that 70% of businesses that suffer a major data loss are out of business within 18 months. The most common cause of data loss is a hardware or system failure and this could be caused by something as basic as a power cut or power surge. Only you know what your business data is worth and what investment you are prepared to make to... Read more