New Privacy Policy

We have made some changes to our Privacy Policy to support the site becoming much more open. As a registered user, we want to give you the choice as to whether you share the information you have in your business and personal profiles – or information you post on the site – with a wider audience. This includes your name, photo, skills, company details, company logo and services.

Sharing your information with a wider audience can help you raise your visibility and that of your company.

Please choose from one of the options below:

Click option 1 above to allow your personal details, business details and interactions across the site to be visible to non-logged in users of Connector and searchable via public search engines. You can change this preference from the Account Settings page at any time.

Click option 2 above if you would prefer your personal details, business details and interactions across the site to remain private and not visible to non-logged in users of Connector. Please note that if another member of your business chooses Option 1 above, your business details will become visible to non-logged in users of Connector and searchable via public search engines.

If you don’t choose one of these options at this time, your data will not be automatically published.

Should you have any questions, please email us at support@barclaysconnector.co.uk

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Why it pays to market your business strategically
15 April 2014 | 15:58
Today, I'd like to share an idea with you, which has helped countless businesses become extremely successful. I'm also going to show you how to avoid a common and costly mistake.
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10 April 2014 | 14:23
The average staff turnover rate in the UK is 10.6%. A team will change and evolve over time, but how do you ensure you keep the right staff and lose the others?
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Five business secrets from Green & Blacks
7 April 2014 | 12:04
"Have fun!" This is just one of the top five business secrets that Green & Blacks' Jo Fairley believes in. Hear the other four in this video.
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Make your bank accounts work for your business
4 April 2014 | 10:00
Having more than one bank account for your business is an easy way of managing your business' cash inflows and outflows.
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2 April 2014 | 10:28
Negative feedback goes with the territory of running a company. If you're going to have an effective social media presence it's better to decide how you might deal with this early on.
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Download the ACCA Budget 2014 Guide
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Download this quick (and free) guide to the 2014 Budget covering everything from the changes to pensions through to improved access to finance and exporting.
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SME profile: William Sandy, the Banksy of gardening?
19 March 2014 | 12:50
William Sandy believes that good urban design can help reduce stress in the population. His inspiring story reveals a big opportunity for entrepreneurs of the future.
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Why you’re 4 tips away from great PR coverage!
17 March 2014 | 16:30
As a small business owner, you may hanker after securing PR coverage but are unsure where to start for fear of putting a foot wrong. PR coverage is well within your reach, though.
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The changing face of growing your business
3 March 2014 | 13:15
It goes without saying that SMEs need money to survive but what many underappreciate is the value of bringing expertise into your business.
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28 February 2014 | 12:48
Your website is an island, full of products and services, but how do you get people onto it? Richard shares both technical and practical tips.
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