Friday, 04 September 2015

The best free software for your business

software There is a mountain of free software available, but which is worth downloading, which is safe, and which will improve your business?

Online banking

Customers of the Cumberland Building Society will eventually be able to open savings accounts and even apply for a mortgage online.

Five ways to improve your search engine optimisation

Big Cumbria: Allan Lytollis Allan Lytollis, of Big Cumbria, gives some hands tips to improve your site's search engine optimisation

Revealed: who will get superfast broadband in Cumbria

Broadband coverage map Connecting Cumbria has released a ‘final coverage guide’ that details which areas of the county are likely to receive superfast broadband. (4 comments)

Top tips: climbing the Google rankings

Google analytics Keeping an eye on your website and digital marketing can be a minefield - SEO expert John Nelmes has some tips to help you navigate it.

Social media boosts showcase

50060308B000.jpgds THE latest Cumbria Growth Hub business event went down a storm with a significant increase in the number of businesses attending.

Twitter does public speaking

In-Cumbria picks out some of the top tweets from the weekly online Twitter phenomenon that is the #CumbriaHour. Public speaking tips were on the agenda this week.

Is the internet killing British high street shopping?

Shutting up shop to move online

gerties 1101 With the amount of stores on our high streets declining, many businesses are finding it tough to survive the onslaught from internet shopping.

Merseyside boost

amc 50044709F002.jpg A Penrith ICT support firm has won a contract to help Merseyside businesses make the most of the superfast broadband roll-out.

Hotel goes digital

50053872B002.jpg A Lake District town is set to receive a big economic boost when a new £3m hotel opens next year.

Blogging skills

S33558B.jpgds YOUNG bloggers had a great time at SkillsFest 2014, encouraging visitors and stall holders to share their views and skills advice with the world.

New payment service

A new mobile phone payment service, pioneered by the Cumberland Building Society, is poised to go national.

Update: Superfast broadband ahead of schedule

Yanwath broadband photo As the year nears its end, Connecting Cumbria’s broadband roll out is well ahead of schedule.

E-security briefing

John Nelmes John Nelmes highlights the issues Cumbrian businesses are facing in online security, and how they can be avoided.

Broadband tips

Broadband image Broadband experts BIG Cumbria bring us five top tips on how to get ahead of the game and make the most of superfast broadband.

Superfast broadband will put rural businesses on a level playing field

Paul Cretney photo Paul Cretney, next generation access manager for BT, answers businesses’ questions about the progress of the project.

Penrith's new site

Discover Penrith website The first six months of Penrith’s business improvement district (BID) scheme was marked with the launch of the new Discover Penrith website yesterday.

Drone life saver

Lake District drone photo A new unmanned drone could soon be helping to save people’s lives on the Lakeland fells. (4 comments)

How to make a great smart phone app

John Nelmes John Nelmes, business development manager at Commendium, gives Cumbrian businesses some great advice on how to make a great smart phone app.

More digital news

Cumbrian cab firm uses Bitcoin digital currency

Bitcoin A Cumbrian taxi firm has become the first in the county to use a new digital currency called Bitcoin.

Boost your Google rankings with social media

rachel hydrant Ever wondered how using social media can boost your search rankings? Rachel Murray from Hydrant web design reveals all in this week's top five tips...

Five top tips: Search engine optimisation

ray cassidy SEO expert Ray Cassidy, of Consulting Cumbria, gives us five top tips on search engine optimisation for local businesses - you’ll be shooting up the search pages in no time!

Take 5: Video for business

john mckeown Video expert John McKeown has nearly 20 years of experience in helping businesses make the most of video marketing - and he is now sharing his knowledge with in-cumbria readers. The founder of Lakes Creative has five tips on how video can benefit you.

Social media and the law

Aaron Lyons Solicitor Aaron Lyons gives his tips on how to avoid Twitter and Facebook creating problems for your business

Web content

Ali Turnbull Ali Turnbull, web content editor at Fit to Print, shows you five ways to write clearer web content

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