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6 great resources for getting things done

Being the owner of Blueocto I need to be very organised to keep things rolling and balance family life with work life. Some great websites and apps I have come to rely on over the years, have helped keep things in there place, stay on track, manage clients and more.

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Why using Facebook as a business website is a bad idea

Social media popularity has increased dramatically over the past 5 years, almost 1 billion more users than before and with Facebook providing a free platform for not only personal use, but business use too, you might ask yourself, why pay for a website? At Blueocto, we are users of Facebook and happy to setup and […]


Increase in the standard rate of VAT to 20 per cent

How to account for the VAT rate change The way that you should account for the change in the VAT standard rate depends upon the type of business you have. The special arrangements for businesses trading on 31 December 2009 will not apply to this rate change. Retailers If you are a retailer you must […]

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Apply to register a trade mark

Once you have chosen a trade mark you would like to use for your business, goods or services, you can apply to register it with the Intellectual Property Office. If registered, your trade mark will be protected within the UK. It is advisable to carry out a search for identical or similar trade marks before […]