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Technology



18 Apr 2022

The SaaS model versus the franchise model

When starting a technology business, it’s important to consider not only the services you’ll provide to your clients, but the bigger picture [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



29 Mar 2022

Is there still a place for traditional marketing?

Traditional marketing methods are being replaced by digital techniques, which poses the questions, is traditional marketing still relevant?

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



09 Mar 2022

Why is competition a good thing in business?

Competition in business is something that people generally fear. However, it can also be a huge positive if you embrace it in the right way.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



27 Feb 2022

Top 5 personality traits of an entrepreneur

Having the right blend of skills as an entrepreneur is important. But having specific personality traits can maximise your chance of success.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



02 Feb 2022

What is a service market fit?

Matching your clients needs with the right service is the perfect recipe for success. A service market fit is a crucial component of long term [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



14 Jan 2022

How can you effectively qualify a prospect?

Qualifying a prospect effectively can boost your sales process and ensure that you are spending your time on leads that have a genuine chance [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



20 Dec 2021

Can multiple touchpoints boost engagement?

The modern day customer expects to connect with their favourite businesses through a variety of touchpoints. A great customer experience can [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



29 Nov 2021

Staying motivated as a business owner

Operating a business is a marathon and not a sprint. Motivation is one aspect that a business owner needs to master for long term success.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



08 Nov 2021

Is enterprise level software right for small businesses?

We all understand that enterprise level software is a great option for large corporate businesses. However, are these solutions as effective for [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Technology



25 Oct 2021

The difference between our Tech Platforms and Add-ons

Having a wide range of revenue streams is something that most business owners strive for as it reduces their overall risk.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



07 Oct 2021

Understanding owned media

Owned media is the ultimate way for any business to control how they are perceived by their customers and wider stakeholders.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



30 Sep 2021

Can being held accountable benefit every business owner?

The modern day business owner needs to juggle a variety of tasks on a daily basis. Being held accountable can ensure business owners remain [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



23 Sep 2021

What is a one stop agency solution?

Most businesses are fragmented when it comes to technology solutions and marketing online. In order to build their digital footprint, they need [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



15 Sep 2021

Lead magnets for lead generation

Securing leads is vital for every business. Lead magnets are a great way to provide value to prospects in exchange for their contact details.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



09 Sep 2021

Why the value is in your email list

Building a database of contacts is really helpful when you are building a business for longevity. Most prospects can be nurtured into paying [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



01 Sep 2021

Understanding your clients mindset

Having a good idea about how your potential clients make buying decisions can ensure your sales interactions have maximum impact.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



24 Aug 2021

What does lifetime support mean?

Support mechanisms are crucial in helping you grow and scale any type of business. Getting help when you need it most can make or break your business.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



17 Aug 2021

Building your customer persona

One of the biggest challenges for any business is understanding who their ideal customer is and what characteristics they exhibit. This is where [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



09 Aug 2021

The benefits of great customer care

Most businesses neglect the post sales process and don’t place as much emphasis on the customer journey, this diminishes the lifetime value of [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



03 Aug 2021

Understanding the sales funnel

Every business can benefit from understanding the sales funnel and optimising this in order to boost conversions and accurately predict future [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



28 Jul 2021

Exceeding your income goals

Everyone has different aspirations when it comes to the financial return they expect from their business. Exceeding your income goals is crucial [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Technology



15 Jul 2021

What is a white label solution?

A white label solution allows you to utilise unbranded software and rebrand it so your clients think it is software that you created.

Posted by James Mohamed

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Business



07 Jul 2021

The value of a CRM system

Maintaining accurate records will go a long way to helping you scale your Digital Agency and that’s where a CRM system can prove so valuable.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



28 Jun 2021

The route to market strategies for your Digital Agency

Having the right route to market strategies in place can help you focus your time and energy on scaling your Digital Agency quickly.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



21 Jun 2021

Overcoming self doubt as a business owner

Second guessing your decision is never a good thing as a business owner. We remove the traditional barriers and challenges associated with [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



15 Jun 2021

Can anyone succeed as a Digital Agency owner?

Succeeding as a Digital Agency owner has never been easier with our team of experts. While being a modern day business owner does require you [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



07 Jun 2021

Is a Digital Agency a low risk business?

Starting any business does carry a level of risk as there are no guarantees in the business world. However, with society becoming more reliant [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



31 May 2021

Industry sectors you can target as a Digital Agency owner

As the digitisation of society continues, business owners across the globe realise the importance of digital marketing. However, are there any [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



24 May 2021

Has the pandemic amplified the need for digital solutions?

The global pandemic has disrupted all of our lives, both personally and professionally. However, has the pandemic accelerated the need for small [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



17 May 2021

How to negotiate with small business owners

Every business owner expects to negotiate. Having a trusted technique can help you close more sales and boost your conversion rate with minimal [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



10 May 2021

Uncovering the marketing challenges facing small business owners in 2021

Effective marketing is crucial for the long term viability of every business. Small business owners recognise the importance of marketing but [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



03 May 2021

5 digital marketing stats and what they mean for small businesses

The digital marketing landscape is evolving and these 5 statistics will help you understand why small businesses need to adapt in order to [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



18 Apr 2021

Introducing our Partner Accelerator Programme

We are proud to announce the release of our Partner Accelerator Programme that is designed to cement our place as the most value driven [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



04 Apr 2021

Should you automate your billing process?

Getting your billing process right the first time is crucial if you want to grow and scale any business. Automating the process can help you [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



21 Mar 2021

Why do businesses work with Digital Agencies?

Businesses all over the world are planning for life after the pandemic and reassessing their digital marketing needs. Many are turning to [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



07 Mar 2021

What do we mean by ‘accidental business owners’?

Business owners are generally extremely skilled in their core activities. However, are most business owners born to lead or actually accidental [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



21 Feb 2021

Our Zapier integration is live

Developing our own technology platforms in-house gives our team the opportunity to constantly evolve our solutions for the benefit of our [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



07 Feb 2021

Are standard operating procedures important in business?

Standard operating procedures can help any business systemise key actions and processes to achieve consistent results over time.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



31 Jan 2021

Interview with our resident business coach

A professional business coach can significantly accelerate your performance in business. Having some form of accountability can help you [...]

Posted by iOB Admin

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Business



23 Jan 2021

Why does every business need technology solutions?

Technology is impacting all of our lives and now more than ever, it’s imperative that businesses embrace the technology revolution to stay [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



16 Jan 2021

Co-Founder Interview with the Digital Marketing Institute

Getting recognised by your peers and the wider marketing industry is always a great moment. Our Co-Founder was recently interviewed by the DMI [...]

Posted by James Mohamed

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Business



09 Jan 2021

Setting your objectives for the year ahead

It’s that time of the year where many of us set objectives for the year ahead. But what makes a good objective and how can you ensure success?

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



01 Jan 2021

Our reflective review of 2020

The year 2020 will go down in history as the year of unprecedented challenges and changes across the globe. Here is our reflective review of the [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



21 Dec 2020

The advantages of operating on a global level

Technology transcends geographical borders and helps businesses operate on a global level to connect with customers. However, can you really [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



06 Dec 2020

Our new webinar series is live

Delivering tangible value to our stakeholders is crucial to us as a business. Our new webinar series, hosted live and every 2 weeks, is our [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



15 Nov 2020

Introducing our Business Growth Sessions for partners

Supporting the growth and development of our partners is integral to what we do here at iOB Business. Our Business Growth Sessions are designed [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



31 Oct 2020

The key questions to ask during sales meetings

Asking the right questions during a sales meeting can increase your chance of closing any client. Framing your solution with context is crucial.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



10 Oct 2020

Our new Online Booking Platform is live

Developing and releasing new technology platforms that can help our partners is at the heart of what we do.

Posted by James Mohamed

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Individual



03 Oct 2020

Why investing in yourself is your greatest asset

Having confidence in yourself is a vital component to becoming successful in life and in business. Investing in yourself will help you succeed.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



26 Sep 2020

Can you run a Digital Agency part-time?

The dream for most business owners is to run their business with part-time hours and earn a full time wage. However, is this possible?

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Technology



19 Sep 2020

Our technology integrations

Over the last few years we have really developed our technology platforms that separates us from other companies. One crucial element of this [...]

Posted by James Mohamed

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Digital Agency



12 Sep 2020

How to conduct a digital audit for businesses

Every business needs an online presence. A digital audit can help you understand any business's existing digital footprint.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



29 Aug 2020

Exploring why businesses struggle with their digital footprint

All businesses understand the need to build their online presence. But why do so many businesses struggle with their digital footprint?

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



22 Aug 2020

Competing on value rather than price

Providing genuine value to your clients will allow you to always command a higher selling price. Competing on price is never a long term option.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



15 Aug 2020

Value your time above everything else

Time is the one thing you can control but never recover. Use it wisely and you can grow your business as well as develop yourself.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



01 Aug 2020

Compiling a media kit when prospecting

Presenting information to a prospect in an easily digestible way can help you secure more meetings consistently.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Technology



25 Jul 2020

iOB Business becomes a Star VIP Partner

We have further enhanced our technology platforms by joining the Star VIP partnership programme to offer seamless print solutions for our [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Technology



11 Jul 2020

The web versus the app experience

Technology has made it easier than ever for businesses to connect with their customers. However, what separates a web and app experience?

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



01 Jul 2020

Co-Founder Spotlight – Kamran Awan

Business is just as much about people as it is about products or services. Find out more about our Co-Founder, Kamran Awan.

Posted by James Mohamed

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Digital Agency



25 Jun 2020

Boosting your services with Add-ons

A Digital Agency is built around helping local businesses with their online marketing through the use of technology. This is where the Add-ons [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



10 Jun 2020

The Stacked Digital Brand

Having access to a ready made brand saves you time when you’re launching a new business so you can focus your efforts on acquiring new clients.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



03 Jun 2020

Building momentum in your business

Building momentum in your business is crucial. What you do today will have a direct impact on your business in the future. Consistency is the key.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



20 May 2020

The importance of research before contacting a prospect

One of the best ways to convert more clients is to personalise your approach and allocate time in researching a prospect before you make [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



06 May 2020

The difference between marketing and sales

The marketing and sales departments often perform very different roles but work towards achieving a common goal of generating revenue for the [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



25 Apr 2020

Is purchasing a business opportunity right for you?

Launching a business is never easy but you can stack the odds in your favour by purchasing a business opportunity that accelerates your route [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



10 Apr 2020

The danger of not seizing your moment

If you think hard enough, you can second guess any decision you make. Sometimes it’s better to get started then to play out different scenarios [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



03 Apr 2020

Why businesses are embracing the Digital Revolution

With the Coronavirus pandemic growing around the world, there has been a stark realisation for many businesses about the need to embrace the [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



27 Mar 2020

6 Tips to get the most out of working from home

With most people on lockdown because of the Coronavirus, working from home has become a necessity. We’ve identified 6 tips to get the most [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



20 Mar 2020

Launching a business in the midst of the Coronavirus

The global pandemic has raised fears of uncertainty and millions of people are second guessing their employment prospects. Could starting a [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



11 Mar 2020

The benefits of our Social Posting Platform

With over half of the global population on social media platforms, it has never been more essential for local businesses to have some form of [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



04 Mar 2020

Why every business needs to protect its reputation

It takes years to build a reputation however, all that hard work can be eroded with one negative experience. Every business needs to protect its [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Technology



26 Feb 2020

What makes our Food Ordering Platform different?

The food ordering market is a competitive industry but we truly believe we have created an alternative solution to some of the big content aggregators

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



12 Feb 2020

The dangers of partnering with the wrong company

Every business opportunity comes with risk. However, there are many dangers of partnering with the wrong company that can fast track your failure.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



29 Jan 2020

Investing in an online accounting system

An online accounting system will help you keep accurate financial records so you can make better business decisions and scale your [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



22 Jan 2020

Recurring payment solutions

Collecting recurring payments from your clients can be very simple when you start to integrate technology into every aspect of your business.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



08 Jan 2020

Devising a pricing strategy

Pricing your product or service can be tricky when you are first starting out but it is important to set the right price to always remain competitive.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



25 Dec 2019

Training for success

Training plays a vital role in the success of your Digital Agency as it sets the foundation for your business.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



18 Dec 2019

Using resources to convert more clients

The right resources can help you convert prospects into clients by conveying your solutions in the right way.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



11 Dec 2019

How can you benefit from online training courses?

The e-learning market is predicted to be worth over £250 billion by 2025. Find out how you can benefit from online training courses and learn [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



04 Dec 2019

iOB Business signs partnership with DigitalOcean

We are proud to formally announce our official partnership with one of the world’s most recognised cloud infrastructure providers - DigitalOcean.

Posted by James Mohamed

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Individual



27 Nov 2019

How to become better at sales

Sales are the heartbeat of every thriving business. Once you perfect and master the art of selling, you have a skill for life. But is selling an [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



20 Nov 2019

4 ways to fund your next business

In today’s blog, we wanted to explore 4 ways to fund your next business venture which don’t involve you using all your own funds.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



13 Nov 2019

How can you close more clients?

In today's blog we want to demonstrate how you can close more clients using simple to implement techniques.

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Technology



06 Nov 2019

New CMS is LIVE!

At iOB Business we are constantly striving to evolve and we believe this is important in every aspect of our business. A major aspect of what we [...]

Posted by James Mohamed

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Business



30 Oct 2019

Are you ready to transform?

The thought of transforming yourself is something that we have all contemplated. Every time we welcome in a new year, many of us make New Year's [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



23 Oct 2019

The cost of doing nothing

This week we wanted to dive into the actual cost of not starting a business and of doing nothing. What we mean by this is, if you were to work [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Technology



16 Oct 2019

Why do our Partners trust us?

We wanted to do something a little different this week by really answering the question, ‘Why do our Partners trust us?’

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Individual



09 Oct 2019

What is holding you back from starting a new business?

We speak to a lot of people each month, from all over the world, who are looking to start a new business. Each individual is unique, with their [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



02 Oct 2019

3 industry sectors you can dominate with our help

Growing a successful business takes hard work and perseverance. But you already know that. The focus of today's blog is to explore 3 industry [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



18 Sep 2019

What is a Digital Agency?

A Digital Agency provides a number of technology solutions to clients. Now you might be thinking, what kind of technology solutions [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



04 Sep 2019

5 things to consider before you launch a business

Most businesses fail within the first year of operation because of a multitude of reasons. The focus of today's blog is to highlight 5 things to [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



21 Aug 2019

Do you have what it takes to become a business owner?

Most people dream of being their own boss and starting a business. However, for many it's just that, a dream. The reality of work, commitments [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Digital Agency



07 Aug 2019

Should you start a traditional or digital business?

Attending events up and down the country, it’s a question we often get asked by delegates looking to start a new business. While we can’t answer [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan

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Business



24 Jul 2019

Welcome to iOB Business!

First of all, welcome to iOB Business. In a nutshell, we help people exceed their income goals by launching a successful Digital Agency [...]

Posted by Kamran Awan


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