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Sage One Blog

Sage One news, tips and advice for start-ups and small businesses.

Sage and the Heartbleed vulnerability

This week a security vulnerability termed ‘Heartbleed’ that exists in a piece of open source software called OpenSSL was identified. OpenSSL is one of the most popular tools used to secure some of the internet’s traffic. It’s an encryption technology designed to protect sensitive data on the internet like user names and passwords, and is…

[VIDEO] Philip N Green, Government Adviser on Corporate Responsibility @ Trading for Good launch event (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Ahead of the Trading for Good launch event at Sage’s global headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne, Philip Green talks to Paul Lancaster (Sage One) in this exclusive interview (below). In it, he talks about his role as the Prime Minister’s Government Adviser on Corporate Social Responsibility, the value of CSR to businesses big and small…

Top 10 tips for writing winning bids and tenders

Guest blog by Sarah Pickard, a freelance Bid Consultant helping SMEs and corporates to prepare high quality, well-written bids and tenders. You’ve found a tender that you want to go for – great news! Follow these basic tips for writing a successful bid. They might sound a bit obvious but I know they can often get…

Sage One Hangout with Naomi Timperley & Andy Jackson (4hub)

In this Google+ Hangout interview, Dragons’ Den survivor Naomi Timperley and Andy Jackson tell Paul Lancaster (Sage One) about 4hub, their Manchester based organisation that helps businesses create high impact, localised CSR projects with social sector organisations. We also talk about the value of building your networks both offline and online using social media, how they stay motivated, interested and inspired and…

No Email Day

Is too much email ruining your life? Are you struggling with information overload? Are you not as productive as you would like to be? If the answer is ‘Yes!’ then perhaps you should try taking part in the global ’No Email Day‘ which takes place on Friday 4th April 2014 (4/4/14). The premise sounds simple enough - avoid email for 24hrs…

Sage One Hangout with Kay Allen OBE (Trading for Good)

In this Google+ Hangout interview, Kay Allen OBE tells Paul Lancaster (Sage One) all about Trading for Good, a new digital service encouraging companies big and small to do business in more socially responsible ways. The new platform is free for small businesses to join so they can share information about all the good causes…

Shifting to Agile Project Management

Tony Short, a Digital Project Manager and owner of StudioAlt, offers an insight into how businesses, regardless of their sector, can shift from a traditional waterfall project management model to Agile, a widely acclaimed modern project management model which is used by the Sage One development teams. The traditional waterfall model approach to projects would start…