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Our Experts' Insight section provides business owners with a bank of educational and informative articles from some of Fife’s leading consultancy practices and businesses intended to share their expertise and offer hints and tips to help you grow your business.

5 Tips To Help You Avoid A Cyber Attack

Wynn Jones, Director,Praetorian Security Ltd

To make the UK a safer place to conduct business online, the Government have developed a “Cyber Essentials” scheme.

Designed to provide guidance on basic technical security controls, the scheme identifies what an organisation needs to have in place to help defend against unsophisticated internet-borne threats.

So, if you use any internet connected devise such as a desktop PCs, laptop, tablet and smartphone or an internet connected system ie. email, web and application servers, you should take a look at the 5 tips listed below.


Increasing Profit Without Spilling Blood, Sweat & Tears

Gaynor McIntyre, Business Consultant,Condies Strategy

Increasing profits – What exactly does that mean?

Simply put - more blood sweat and tears. 

Most business owners have already been through the mill, working ludicrous hours, rarely seeing their kids, working weekends and with their business constantly on their mind. As for holidays, well what are those? 

If increased profit means a lot more slog, pressure and hassle then who really wants that?


How Do I Get My Company On Google Maps with Google My Business?

Ben Laing, Online Marketing Consultant,Online Marketing Consultant

What is Google My Business?

"Google My Business" replaces "Google Places" where you can set up a local business listing on Google Maps to help you get found by your local customers when they are searching on Google for the products and services you offer.

What are the benefits of Google My Business?

Getting your company listed on Google My Business is Free of Charge and it gives you a range of benefits. 


Low Carbon Support Programme - Tips for Saving

Zoe Stirton, Business Adviser – Low Carbon,Business Gateway Fife

There are a number of ways in which you can reduce your business running costs through better management of energy, water and resources. Below are some practical ways in which you can start to achive savings today...