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Thomas Costello

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Forget the doom: SMEs must seize the Brexit opportunity

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In June, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. In the immediate hours after the vote, the top order fell, and the future looked bleak. In June and July, it seemed as though the United Kingdom was staring down the barrel. But since the result three months ago, things have changed and stabilised.…

Are your digital skills holding your business back?

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Small and micro businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy. They make up nearly a fifth of the UK economy and represent 95% of all businesses. But the digital revolution has changed things, and despite the small and micro-business dominance of the economy, when it comes to digital things are much different. Do digital…

Are you ready to Go Global?


Small businesses with big ideas Business, like imagination, knows no borders. That is why we are offering you  the chance to win a trip to grow and expand their businesses on three special trade missions set up by our partners, Enterprise Nation. Go Global is a unique opportunity to take your business to the next… – a Go Global success story

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In September, October and November, 123 Reg will be sponsoring three individual entrepreneurs to attend ‘Go Global’ missions to Amsterdam, New York or China and Hong Kong. The trade missions, run by our partners Enterprise Nation, are a unique way for micro businesses to understand new markets, connect with like-minded people and show off their fantastic…

Meet your #VOOM winners

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In July, the final of Virgin Media Business #VOOM2016 competition took place. The marathon 14-week small business competition was hosted and live streamed from ITV’s Southbank HQ. #VOOM2016 showcased the 6 most inspirational businesses involved this year, all standing a chance of winning a share of the £1million prize fund. For more than 3 months,…

Upcoming 123-reg events in 2016


123-reg is committed to helping you grow your business and succeed online. Over the course of 2016, our marketing and product experts will be out and about sharing their knowledge at a number of events across the UK. The events have all been specially selected and will help you to gain knowledge, tools and understanding…

Help SMEs pitch to rich with #Voom2016

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#123Voom needs you! For the past fourteen weeks, a number of 123 Reg customers have been doing all they can to secure as many votes as possible to be in with a chance of pitching their great business idea to Sir Richard Branson. Over the past couple of months, you will have no doubt seen…

7 business lessons we learnt from #123Voom

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As you may know, 123 Reg has teamed up with Virgin Media Business to support #VOOM. The competition is a chance for small businesses to pitch to Sir Richard Branson himself and win a share of the £1 million prize fund. If this is the first time that you have heard of this, take a…