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Humans Wanted

The key difference between many companies isn’t the product or the service they’re selling. Many products and services are essentially commodities. It doesn’t really matter where you buy them, as their functionality won’t change much. What does make a difference in many cases is the people. The customer service. The sales person who you genuinely […]

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Get Online and Start Selling!

Over the past few months business has changed. Dramatically. Many shops are either still closed or are restricting access or limiting it. And a lot of people aren’t as happy going out to shop as they were before. Yes, the country is gradually re-opening, but things are far from normal. So how are businesses going […]

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Communication Channel Overload?

Internally most of our communication runs via Slack, which we’ve been running for nearly 3 years now. For interactions with clients we use a number of tools ranging from the traditional phones and emails to live chat, social media channels and face to face meetings at events etc., But these days the number of communication […]

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Don’t Get Caught Out With Dodgy Pricing Tactics

Fiscal prudence is something that most business owners learn fairly quickly. Either you learn to spend (and invest) your money wisely or you will fail. It’s that simple. However spending money wisely does not always equate with paying the lowest price. Of course you want to get the best price, but you need to look […]

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Genuine Honest Reviews Add Value

I’ve always felt that being as honest and transparent as possible with our clients was the best way to deal with things. If we have issues, which like every company we do, then we need to “own” them and address them. Hosting isn’t a terribly “sexy” business, but for a lot of our clients the […]

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Eating Your Own Dog Food

My first “real” job was in food and beverage. I worked in fairly expensive restaurants at a major European tourism destination for a number of years. One of the things that I learnt while there was that if you wanted to effectively sell food or wine you had to actually like it yourself. Sure, some […]

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Taking on Another Role

While I’m sure a more traditional way to celebrate the New Year would be by committing to doing more exercise or similar, in my case it’s a time for a small announcement. As of January 1st 2017 I am “Chair Elect” of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. What does that mean? I’ll be the Chair from […]

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Making Hosting Sexy In Portland

Earlier this week I was in Portland, Oregon for the cPanel conference. On Wednesday morning I gave the keynote. I’m not sure if cPanel or anyone else recorded it, so in the interim here are my slides: Make Hosting Sexy from Blacknight My talk wasn’t about sex, obviously, but picked up on some of the […]

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

I’ll keep this short and to the point .. We are currently hiring for a number of positions and we plan on advertising several more over the next couple of weeks. If you’d like to see all our current vacancies go here. So why would you want to work for us? Last year I asked […]

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