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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:

Crowdfunding – Can a small business really make it work?


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Crowdfunding for small business

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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Head in Hands

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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Sara Al Obaidly feature

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…

Small businesses with solid exit plans mean less stress


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Starting a business is the easy bit. Working out where your empire is heading and where your role will end is probably the hardest part. Whether you are just starting up your business or your business has been going for years, you should always have in mind where you are heading with it all. You…

Six social media quick fix tips for your brand


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You take your car to the garage. Maybe it’s a full service or just an annual MOT but it is at least a look over and reassessment of the tool you have and a consideration of what might need the odd tweak. You probably also take yourself off to see the doctor, or the dentist…

3 more ways to instantly make your WordPress more secure


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We previously highlighted three quick and simple changes to your WordPress that can instantly heighten the security of your WordPress installation and hopefully you have already made the necessary changes. There’s never any harm in going for a belt and braces approach however and the following three additional tips will help keep your WordPress installation…

How to be a more efficient entrepreneur


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Entrepreneur's toolkit

You’ve made the commitment to run your own business, you are juggling the work / life balance, you may even be holding down a ‘real’ job at the same time. Be warned, it’s a tiring combination. There never seems to be enough time in the day and although the rewards are great, even the most…