Korolit New Office & Phone System

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Offices In July 2015 we established a separate Registered and Head Office for Korolit. The new Registered Office in Bedford reflects our company’s recent move to Thompson & Co Chartered Accountants (www.thompson-accountancy.co.uk). The change makes it easier for us to manage our internal back-office systems and deal with both HMRC and Companies House … Read More

Website Analytics – July 2014 & July 2015

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We regularly take a look at the Korolit ‘on-line’ audience to understand and adapt our presentation. A key change at the start of this year was to integrate the website and blog and provide a more detailed breakdown of our services. This month we compared a ‘snapshot’ of July 2014 … Read More

A Nation of Shopkeepers!

anthonykkingBusiness Development, Strategy

Introduction Since 2000 the rate of growth of Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SME’s) in the UK has been both dramatic and sustained. There were over 5.2 million SME’s at the start of 2014, the first time the business population had exceeded 5 million! SME’s underpin the UK economy by employing … Read More

Korolit Social Media Analytics – June 2015

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On Fridays we often share an update from our on-line analytics. This one is a bit larger than usual to reflect the work being progressed hence it appears as a LinkedIn post here, and as a ‘Communication’ on the Korolit website. Last night our active audience for https://korolit.com pushed passed 100 countries … Read More

A BIG Opportunity!

anthonykkingBusiness Development, Managed Services, Strategy

Introduction The global managed services market is expected to grow from $107.17 billion last year to $193.34 billion by 2019 at an estimated CAGR of 12.5%. This growth rate is largely being driven by advancements in cloud computing, big data and mobility services. These new ‘outsourced’ services are enabling organizations … Read More

A Good Time To Invest?

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Introduction According to the Enterprise Research Centre small businesses in the UK are growing at their fastest rate in seven years with the UK’s population of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) growing at its fastest rate of growth since the financial crisis in 2008. Since the financial and economic crisis … Read More

Choosing the right investor for your business

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Introduction The ‘Prequin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report’ recorded that last year 994 Private Equity funds managed an estimated $3.8 trillion of corporate assets, with another $1.2 trillion of ‘Dry Powder’ waiting to be spent! It also highlighted that 2014 saw over $400 billion invested and over $500 … Read More

Survive, Thrive, Survive and Nosedive

anthonykkingBusiness Development, Strategy

Introduction Many new businesses build a financial forecast that shows a steady rate of growth after their initial launch date. In the IT sector these predicted growth rates for application start-ups are often much more aggressive to reflect the viral nature of the market that companies such as Facebook, Dropbox … Read More

Will my business be the next Unicorn?

anthonykkingBusiness Development, Investment, Strategy

Introduction The IT market has spawned some hugely successful businesses such as Facebook, Uber, Snapchat, and LinkedIn. With the memory of the last recession now fast fading IT is once again centre stage with investors keen to find the next success story. There are more start-ups being launched every year … Read More

Apr-May 2015 – Social Media Statistics

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Probably a good time to share a few statistics on our Social Media channels as we’re now over a month on from our website and blog integration. Looking at the Google Analytics report 93% of Korolit website and blog visitors are viewing it for the first time compared to 44% … Read More

Time to sell/invest

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Introduction Perhaps you have spent the last few years working hard to build your business and are now looking to sell it to relax and spend some quality time with the family. Alternatively you might be looking to attract some investment to support an expansion, acquisition or diversification. Whatever the … Read More

Building your Board Team

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  Introduction For any team event in sports the selection of people to work together is absolutely critical and the same applies in business when you start a new venture. Get it right and you will have a much better chance of a success and funding, get it wrong and … Read More

Nepal Earthquake Donations

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The earthquake that struck central Nepal between the capital, Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara on April 25 has had a devastating impact, thousands have died and people have also been injured and killed in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest, where avalanches were also triggered. Paypal are waiving … Read More

Investors & Data Rooms

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Introduction Were enjoying a period of expanding markets and high levels of corporate activity with many companies looking to take-on investment and acquire other businesses. In almost all case the first step will be a Due Diligence (DD) exercise to re-assure the investor that their money will be wisely invested … Read More

Top 10 strategic trends for 2015

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Introduction Gartner recently published it’s top 10 strategic trends for 2015. We have taken these and summarised a bit to help you understand the key elements. These strategic focus areas also complement our earlier forecast article so please read both together. Computing Everywhere Despite some initial reservations the rate of … Read More

Website and blog integration complete

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It’s been a bit longer than planned but we can now announce the release of our new combined Korolit website and blog. The new site replaces our existing .com website and .org blogsites. The old sites served us well but it was time to move to a single WordPress platform … Read More

Intellectual Property Rights

anthonykkingBusiness Development, Strategy

Introduction One of the most complex topics that any business is going to encounter relates to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Its very easy to overlook how important getting this right is, particularly for start-ups and all businesses with unique products. This article provides a very brief overview of Copyright, Trademark and … Read More

Korolit registers for D&B D-U-N-S Number

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In March 2015 Korolit was registered for a D&B D-U-N-S Number®. This is a unique nine-digit sequence recognised as the universal standard for identifying and keeping track of over 244 million businesses worldwide. Having a D-U-N-S number will enhance our credibility in the marketplace and enable potential customers, suppliers and lenders to easily identify … Read More

Growing Global!

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I spend quite a lot of time in what could be termed ‘communications focused’ activities as we work to promote Korolit. In June 2014 I took a slight breather to provide an update on where we were. It was only then that I really took stock of just how far … Read More