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2020 Reflection: A 4-phase Rollercoaster

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By: Yekemi Otaru

Posted on: 22/12/20

“If we make half of what we made last year, we’d have had a good year.” Those were my words to my business partner, Sarah when the pandemic hit the UK and we went into a lockdown. After many months of planning, juggling and hard work, we hit a point in the road that we […]

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Working from Home: Has the Novelty Worn Off?

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By: Sarah Dickie

Posted on: 08/12/20

For many of us, three quarters of 2020 has been spent working from home. It was probably a treat to start with. No commuting, laptop on your bed or sofa. Perhaps, like me, you had infinite access to snacks! But are we still as excited about the possibility of working from home for the foreseeable […]

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If you are a start-up or SME, this is the time to emphasise your value proposition. In business, you need to be clear to our customers about the value of the services that you deliver. It is what differentiates you from your competition – otherwise, why would anyone come to you? A value proposition helps […]

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How to Track Business Expenses in a Fast-Growing Start-up

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By: Pam Cheyne

Posted on: 24/03/20

As part of my role as Administration Manager at Doqaru, I help to track business expenses. It’s a role that our directors, Sarah and Yekemi, did themselves when they worked on their own. But as soon as they could afford to, they delegated this role. And I’m delighted to be the lucky winner of the […]

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You’ve probably heard the startling stats. We fear public speaking more than we fear death. When it comes to networking, many of us have a similar fear. We become uneasy and anxious because we fear the unknown or we worry that we won’t have the right words to say. Why do adults struggle so much with […]

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Seven Standout Ways To Be A More Successful Business

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By: Yekemi Otaru

Posted on: 24/09/19

Some of the elements we touch on in this blog include; customer service, pricing and creating relationships with customers through giving your brand a ‘personality’ that people can relate to. Do you want to be a more successful business? We know we do! 1. Provide outstanding customer service To excel in customer service, you and […]

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