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Tim Fuell

Tim Fuell is a former investigative journalist and qualified lawyer, turned social media fanatic who now oversees the 123-reg blog. After writing his Masters thesis on the topic of cybersquatting back in 1998, he has seen the internet develop before his eyes from dial-up bulletin boards to the beast it is today. You can find Tim on Google+

Posts by Tim Fuell:

Beware: The 6 biggest financial pitfalls for your online business

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Lack of money kills businesses. Poor financial management may be a factor in many business failures but poor financial planning probably plays a part in even more. Avoid these pitfalls: Complacency Don’t fall asleep at the wheel, don’t risk losing focus and don’t get complacent. Think things are going well? It pays to be positive but…

Customer Showcase: GameDigits

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Topping the iTunes chart in any genre is something of an achievement. Being at the top of the ultra-competitive gaming chart is something to be extremely proud of, but topping the whole iTunes download chart is proof that your creation is something very special indeed. Step forward Ian Lindsey of GameDigits, a highly experienced game…

Quick Fix Tips: Prepare your business so you can go on holiday


Many small business owners feel they have to forfeit annual breaks away because their business won’t run itself in their absence. In certain businesses this may still be true but in many, a little bit of thought, technology and flexibility whilst you are away, can offer you the opportunity to get away in the knowledge…

Crowdfunding – Can a small business really make it work?

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It’s no coincidence that with the number of people starting up their own business rising, so the number of alternative finance options is expanding. Last year, a government report cited a lack of access to finance and day to day cash flow issues as two of the biggest hurdles facing small businesses in the UK. With traditional…

Six social media quick fix tips: Pinterest for small businesses

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With over 2 million users in the UK and growing engagement levels, the potential marketing benefits of Pinterest cannot be ignored by any online business. However, for many businesses already struggling to come to terms with other social media platforms, they simply don’t know where to start. Just like other social platforms the best way…

Your biggest business decision: Sole trader or Limited Co?

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So you’ve started your own company – or you are thinking of doing so – that’s brilliant, just remember that with furthering your idea comes responsibilities and many of those are legal responsibilities with serious repercussions if you ignore them. Don’t let that put you off. Every year thousands take the step of setting up…

Customer showcase: Sara Al Obaidly – Photographer

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As a photographer short-listed for a number of prestigious awards, having a space where people can easily access her portfolio to reference her past work is key for Sara Al Obaidly. That space is a site hosted on a 123-reg Premium Hosting account offering ease of updating and plenty of scope for future expansion and further development of the…

Customer showcase: Gourmet Gadgetry

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A career in PR put on hold during pregnancy led to Lisa Scott spotting a niche opportunity for a business that, four years on, supplies to big name retailers including John Lewis, Harrods, Selfridges, Tesco Lakeland, Next, Robert Dyas and Debenhams. Gourmet Gadgetry manufactures and retails high quality, fun food gadgets – everything from hot air…

Six social media quick fix tips for your Facebook page

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It’s the weekend, you have a little time to spare… do you watch some mind-numbing repeat on TV that you have watched ten times before or spend a few moments tweaking your business Facebook page to kickstart more sales next week and more fan engagement? If you made it to here well done. Success in…