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Guide 5

Quickfire with Alex Pattenden

Founder, Unity Online
Alex Pattenden founded Unity Online in 2014 with the goal of providing cost-effective dependable digital services to SMEs in East Anglia. Today, the company has a team of digital strategists, designers, and developers, with more than 50 years’ collective experience in SEO alone.
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Spotlight on Rebecca Thurlow

Managing Director, Compass Point Recruitment
For over 20 years, Rebecca and her team have been successfully delivering permanent, temporary, contract and interim solutions across the whole of East Anglia. In 2019, she was accepted on the ‘Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses’ programme, which she passed successfully and as a result has become part of the Goldman Sachs Alumni Network.
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Guide 17

Pointing people in the right direction

By Paige O’Connell, Compass Point Recruitment
“Back in 2015, I made an appointment with Compass Point Recruitment, in the bid to secure a new position. Coming from the social care sector, I was unsure which direction I wanted to take in my next role, but knew I wanted a change; never did I dream I would be leaving with a job offer to join the team here!

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Guide 21

An introduction to Super Deduction

By Malcolm McGready, Ensors Chartered Accountants
The Spring Budget gave businesses several valuable new reliefs, to help cashflow and to incentivise investment through the latter stages of the pandemic. For many these will be helpful, but think before you claim them, as the increase in Corporation Tax to 25% from April 2023 will have an impact.

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Guide 25

It’s nothing like you see at the movies!

By Chris Pont, IJYI
If you believe Hollywood, it’s a developer spending days, weeks or months in a darkened room typing in complicated syntax – probably with background techno music – until a piece of working software materialises. They wearily murmur “it’s ready” before pressing a key to “put it live” and collapsing over their keyboard.
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Guide 33

Trust your gut to guide the way

By Clare Friel, Friel
Guides can come in many forms. There are online business guides to support new start-ups, guidebooks on how to be successful, guides how to grow, management guides, guides from the bank… the list is endless!

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Guide 53

Securing grants to fund business growth

By Paula Partridge, Anglia Indoor Karting
After being made redundant in 2014, I decided to take a more active role in my father’s business, Anglia Indoor Karting, based on Farthing Road Industrial Estate in Ipswich. I was already a silent director, and with his previous business partner now retired, I came into the business temporarily while I considered what I wanted to do permanently.
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Guide 57

7 ingredients to the ideal IT service

By Owen Williams, West View IT
If I have learnt anything in the last 14 years, it’s that IT support has traditionally been the insurance policy of the technology user and to know you have someone there to help when things go wrong has always been the way businesses work.

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Guide 61

Developing a guide for sustainable growth

By David Dodds, Sackers
Pre-Covid we were already developing a plan for growth at Sackers. We knew where we wanted to be. We wanted to scale the business, but it needed to be done in the right way, increasing efficiencies, and working smarter.

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Guide 69

Navigating the Social Media Minefield

By Florence Irvine, Friel
Social Media has certainly come a long way since the days of Myspace back in the early 00’s. With so many different platforms now available, knowing which ones are the right ones for your business can be a tricky choice.

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Guide 77

Get the most out of your photographer

By Warren Page, Pagepix
Whether you are working on gaining publicity for your business, producing a company brochure, or designing a new website, using a professional photographer can enhance your results. Yet, to get the best out of your investment, you should consider how you brief them.

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Guide 85

Helping people with the first step in their career

In an effort to support business and economic growth, Apprenticeships Suffolk is an impartial and completely free service being offered by Suffolk County Council (SCC), as part of their strategic aim to increase the quality and quantity of apprenticeships within the county.

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