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Mobile Commerce
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:31
Remember the days of the dot-com boom, where venture capital seemed to be given away freely and without strings? And remember when that all came crashing down, and everybody and their brother was going bankrupt? Up until recently, you could be...
Virtual Payments
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:30
Merchant accounts are invaluable for businesses looking to receive payments via debit and credit cards. For online businesses, it means transactions can be carried out quickly and goods despatched immediately rather than having to wait for a cheque...
Business direction
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:00
It’s easy to tell a small business that they need to do both social marketing and email marketing, but for a business with limited resources, this can feel like you’re being pulled in two completely different directions. Both are certainly an...
Printing Innovations 2015
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:26
Gone are the days when staff stood around a photocopier, waiting for their stuff to print. Workers want to get things done – quickly and easily. Hence the advent of smaller, faster and more efficient, multi-functional machines.
Using a smart phone
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:12
We can all agree that productivity is key to success in the workplace as well as in our own personal life. However, being productive can be a constant struggle that everyone I’m sure is familiar with. We can get distracted and lose focus on our work...
Share a Coke campaign
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:00
For years, it has appeared that the world's long love affair with fizzy drinks might be coming to an end. It’s not really understood why - call it a shift in tastes, call it better understanding of health perhaps.
Business travel
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:39
It’s easy to feel a bit of culture shock when travelling around the world for business. The world may be small, but our cultural differences can be quite large. Sometimes making cultural mistakes can mean the difference between signing on the...
Christmas Sales
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 16:43
Being an online business means your store is open 24/7. Because you are geared up to deal with enquiries and process orders 365 days a year, you may think that the Christmas period is just an ongoing part of the 365-day cycle.
Black telephone
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:09
Whether you are trying to close a deal with a potential customer, or just asking for a favour from someone in a different department at work, it helps to be a smooth operator when engaging them over the phone.
MVF at Ibiza
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 15:27
This past weekend 145 of MVF’s employees and directors flew to Ibiza for a 3 day celebration of our amazing achievements this year. In the run-up to our Ibiza trip I think everyone at MVF was a bit worried about Monday morning - will we all get...