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10:15AM

The Best Time To Call Customer Service

Nobody has all day to waste on hold with a customer service team, but when making your call it’s important to realise that some times of the day are a heck of a lot worse than others.

You might find it most convenient to call when dinner is in the oven after work, but so does the rest of the UK.

So to help you speed up the customer service process and get to the bottom of your problem as quickly as possible, we’ve got some tips on the best time to call customer service.

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10:13PM

Taking Advantage Of Crowdfunding

The internet has opened all kinds of new opportunities for small businesses. One of these major changes is how business owners can raise financing. In the past, business owners were limited to getting loans from the bank or possibly raising money from one or two large investors, like venture capital funds or angel investors.

Now, small business owners can raise money from a huge pool of potential investors through the power of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding’s popularity has exploded over the past few years. In 2013, crowdfunding campaigns raised $5.1 billion and analysts expect the total in 2014 to be even higher.

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4:19PM

Magento Vs. Prestashop - Which Shopping Cart Is Better?

Currently, Magento and Prestashop are the two most popular open source shopping carts. Launched in 2008 Magento powers over one third of online stores. Released one year earlier Prestashop is the platform of choice for 150,000+ online stores and its popularity seems to be growing.

If we compared these two shopping carts feature by feature, they would seem very similar one to another. However, there are subtle, but important differences, which set these two shopping carts apart.

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7:44PM

10 Classic April Fools Pranks

All images copyright Karen Foley & Dreamstime.com.

April Fool’s Day is not an official holiday on any country’s calendar, and yet it is unofficially celebrated around the world as the one day tricksters have free reign to wreck their merry havoc.   And while pranks are limited only by the imagination of the prankster, there are a few universal themes that carry time honored tradition. 

Copyright Karen Foley | Dreamstime.com

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4:27PM

Understanding Your Credit Record

Despite the fact the credit reports can make or break any applications for loans or credit and even affect your ability to rent a home, a large number of people are in the dark about their credit status.

According to new research by uswitch.com, more than 15 million people have never checked their credit report. Failing to check your credit record is a big mistake.

The problem is, however, that they can be hard to understand even when you do. So don’t get caught out by a bad credit report, and read on to find out what you need to know.

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