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UK Business Labs Forums

  1. The Boardroom

    Introductions, announcements and forum rules. FAQ, feedback and the Premium Members' private discussion lounge.
    1. Reception

      Forum Rules, Membership Options and Advertising Details.
      Latest: Welcome to a new moderator - Duncan NickHarrison, Dec 14, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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    2. Introductions

      Introduce yourself and your company. Talk about your goals and aspirations, be they personal or business.
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      107
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      628
      Latest: Hello - currency exchange? Maevla, Dec 18, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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  2. Business Talk

    Questions, Articles, Blogs and Business discussion. All promotional blogs, advertising and requests should go in the designated Marketplace areas or, if you prefer, in your Personal Blog space (if you're a Premium Member). All member levels can 'blog' here freely but please refer to forum rules and guidance on content/quality/links etc.
    1. General Business Talk & Business News

      Seek or give advice on general business topics. Important Business News updates welcome too.
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      860
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      7,576
      Latest: Has 2014 been a good year for you? Maevla, Dec 19, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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    2. Business Advice for Start-ups

      We've all been there - and we know it's a big step - so don't be afraid to ask questions or share your knowledge about startups or any aspect of starting your new business.
      Discussions:
      315
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      3,214
      Latest: Advice for Finding a Great Business Idea leeparsons, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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    3. Social Media, SEO and Networking

      Social Media, Search Engine Optimisation and Online Networking - the lifeblood of your business. Advice and tips on how to get the most from it.
      Discussions:
      483
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      5,334
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    4. Public Relations, Marketing and Sales

      Marketing, PR and Sales - Advice and shared experiences about getting your message out there to closing the deal.
      Discussions:
      300
      Messages:
      3,266
      Latest: 100 ways to promote your website mediaguy, Dec 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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    5. E-Commerce and Monetizing your site

      Setting up or running an Online Store? Get advice about your shopping cart or payment processor. Ask about Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Affiliate Programmes and other revenue generating schemes.
      Discussions:
      194
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      2,356
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    6. Money, Finances, Tax & Accounting

      Bookkeeping, Accounts and Tax. Investments, Banking and Financial issues. PayPal, WorldPay or Nochex? Mortgage or Rent? Your source for monetary advice, tips and assistance.
      Discussions:
      505
      Messages:
      3,543
      Latest: Sage Line 50 - Versus - Sage line 200 jeffnev, Dec 17, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    7. IT, Internet, Communications and Gadgets!

      Technical advice and assistance for Computing and Software issues. Networking, ISPs, Servers, Hosting, Domains & Domaining, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications and Technology in general.
      Sponsored by EZPZ Hosting
      Discussions:
      521
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      4,267
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    8. Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography and Print

      All inextricably linked these days. Want to know what format that logo needs to be in? Got an annoying CSS or HTML issue and can't work it out? Need advice on the best way of branding your products? It's all in here.
      Sponsored by Clouvider – Your hosting solutions
      Discussions:
      200
      Messages:
      2,107
      Latest: Wordpress or Umbraco cms? Maevla, Dec 11, 2014
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    9. Legal

      Advice on the legal aspects of running a business. Contract Law, Employees' Rights, Health & Safety, Holiday Entitlement, Patenting, Intellectual Property, Trade Marks and Copyright - all in here.
      Discussions:
      156
      Messages:
      1,113
      Latest: Should Your Business Buy Cyber Insurance? Maevla, Dec 15, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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    10. Franchising and Regional Business Issues

      The joys of using someone else's business model. Easy? Well, perhaps not. Franchising advice and tips in here as well as business discussion relating to specific Regions.
      Discussions:
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    11. Offline Business, International Trade and UK Expat

      Issues specific to 'real world' businesses. Shop Retailers, Plumbers, Electricians, Sculptors, Drivers, Engineers, and all other 'manual' trades. Business discussion and advice for those who trade internationally. Also covering issues specific to British ex-pats currently in business overseas.
      Discussions:
      118
      Messages:
      1,136
      Latest: Offshore IT Services Maevla, Dec 12, 2014
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    12. FREE Website Reviews and Help with Market Research

      Just launched your website? Do you have teething problems? Need some market research with your product? Get some brutally honest feedback from other members! Please read guidelines first. Strict minimum post count of 10 required.
      Discussions:
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    13. Tea n' Toast

      Mid-morning break for the workers (no change for the shirkers!). Chat about anything non business-related here but please keep it civil. Smokers welcome.
      Discussions:
      888
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      7,303
      Latest: When do you start your Christmas shopping? JonV6, Dec 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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  3. UKBL Club Forums

    Sub-forums for discussion of popular, niche topics. If you have an idea for one please get in touch for consideration.
  4. Business Marketplace

    Forums for Wants, Offers, Press Releases and UKBL™ Exclusives. Advertisers may choose to leave threads open for comment/enquiries. Members are requested not to offer criticism where it is not invited.
    1. Products and Services Wanted

      The Business Marketplace for requests and invitations to tender. Free to use for all members, however, posts involving offers of 'paid referrals', 'lead generation' and affiliate schemes, free or discounted inticements, reseller schemes, franchises, invitations to invest or similar is advertising and must go in the Offers section (for which Premium Membership is required).
      Discussions:
      137
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    2. Products and Services Offered

      The Business Marketplace for offers, advertising and self-promotional topics (see also 'Press Releases'). Premium Members only may post but all membership levels can reply.
      Discussions:
      318
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      688
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    3. Press Releases (read guidelines first)

      Just started? Or is your business taking a new direction? Have a brand new product you're selling or maybe a new website? Post your press releases here. General advertising must go in the 'Services Offered' forum. Premium Members only may post but all membership levels can reply.
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      Latest: Effective Use Of Keywords LJ1, Jun 10, 2014
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    4. Thanks & Recommendations

      Know someone who's given you sterling service? Sing their praises here! Don't forget you can also use the iTrader feedback system.
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