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In the early days of starting a company, you won’t have the same resources established business’s can rely on to ensure everything is running smoothly and the business is growing steadily. However, there are plenty of ways in which you can optimise your growth on a budget and this is what we are going to be looking at today. Here are 5 growth hacks you can use to grow your business:

Today we look at startups that are trying to have a positive impact on the world. These five startups work in everything from renewable energy to a company that reuses coffee beans as fuel! Many new companies are trying to change the way we do things. We like to think Company Connecting is one of these companies.

City Skylines accompanying the Company Connecting article 5 Startups Which Are Making a Difference | Company Connecting

In Aberdeen City and Shire here are 284 IT companies in the area, which is very high given the population size. 65% of companies have less than 10 employees, and 20% have more than 20 employees. It is no surprise that Oil & Gas is the top sector, but there is a huge diversity in skills, sectors and business focus of the IT companies in the area. Given the current issues with the Oil & Gas industry, and the diversity of the IT companies in the area, one would expect that the products and services would be transferrable to other sectors.

 

This is a word cloud of the skills in IT companies providing products and services in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire accompanying the article Company Connecting Infographic: IT companies in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

No matter what size your company is, or which industry it operates in, effective communication is key to the survival of any business. Thankfully for us, there are a plethora of digital tools which facilitate communication within your organisation.

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From small to large scale business activities there are tens of thousands of processes that are technology based without which a business would definitely not be able to cope with the current industry trend. A survey that was conducted a few years ago by the US Small Business Administration revealed that almost 75% of small businesses made significant investment in new technologies to meet burgeoning markets and consumer demands. 

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This infographic takes a look at companies in Scotland that work with Internet of Things, Financial Services and Software Development. You can click on each tab to compare the company areas and get some insights into the makeup of the Scottish Tech market.

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Remote work has never been as prevalent as today. Advances in technology make it possible for most office jobs to be done remotely, all you need is a laptop and a decent internet connection. A study led by freelancing platform Upwork found that out of 1000 hiring managers surveyed  55% of them have since a significant increase in remote workers within their organisation in the past three years. Studies have also shown that remote work often results in higher productivity, lower stress levels and boosts employee morale. Let’s dive deeper into why the future is remote work:

 

Picture of a person lying down with their laptop accompanying the article The Future is Remote Work | Company Connecting

Scotland has a rich history when it comes to entrepreneurship, with hundreds of successful start-ups starting their journey in the highlands. This article covers some of the best prospective startups in scotland such as "Go Roadie" and "TravelNest"

We recently published an article into the nature of recently formed Scottish Tech companies .  Company Connecting researched 5,000 Scottish tech companies registered with Companies House between October 2014 and December 2017. We have used the information to provide more information in the infographic below.

New Scottish Companies formed between October 2014 and December 2017

Google recently announced that it would make all plain HTTP pages on the web “not secure”. But what does this mean? What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS and how can one make sure to comply with Google’s policies? We take a look at this in this article, as well as recent changes at Google and how these will affect you, your business or your site's ranking.

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