Tag Archives: Business

December 07

5 Ways To Incorporate Social Media Into Your Event

Photo by Jakob Dalbjörn on Unsplash With the rise of digital marketing, it’s even more important to ensure you’re incorporating social media into every single aspect of your business. Whether it’s adding it into your marketing strategy or using it at events – it’s such a vital part of running a business now that everybody […]

December 07

Part Tactics, Part Introspection: Money Saving Methods To Protect Your Early Business Ventures

Picture When you are working at building your business, it’s one of the most difficult components any of us have to deal with. Finances can keep us up at night, give us the biggest headaches of all, and when we’ve got employees who rely on us to ensure they are paying their bills, this is […]

December 02

House of Cash: 5 Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

Are you looking to make a profit on property? If so, there are good and bad ways to go about it. Read on for 5 ways to make money in real estate that add up. Are you looking to enter the world of buying and selling real estate? If so, you could be in for […]

November 29

Actual Ways To Make Some Money Online

You have probably heard and read many times about the possible whims of earning money online. The truth is that if you do a search online for this kind of content, you are likely to mostly come across ideas which are at best pie-in-the-sky, and at worst blatant scams. But that doesn’t mean that there […]

November 27

The Benefits Of Having A Bridge Job When Building Your Business

Image Credit There’s a big misconception in the entrepreneurial world that you can either have a business or have a job, and that there’s no in between, but what about in those early stages of building a business when you still have nothing but an idea and you also have a family to feed? The […]

November 22

The Bigger The Construction Project, The Bigger The Requirements

Image Source Whether you’re doing some work on your home, building parts of a business, or dealing with any other kind of project. Construction is always going to be a serious challenge. It’s not the kind of thing that you should ever take lightly but far too often people severely underestimate just how much of […]

November 20

5 Pieces Of Advice For DIY Home Builders

Post Owning the home of your dreams is something everyone thinks about at some point in their life. The problem is it’s almost impossible to find in an estate agents or listing’s website. When somebody else has owned the house, their personality will be tricky to remove. Plus, you’ll always feel as if you’re living […]

November 19

5 Things To Know If You Want To Become An Architect

Do you want to become an architect? If so, read on to discover five things you should know… Competition is fierce In the UK, it is estimated that there are more than 2,800 chartered architect practices registered with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – https://www.architecture.com/. Most of these firms are small in size, […]

November 18

7 Things You Should Know to Ship Documents and Parcels Safely and Securely

When shipping important documents and parcels, the last thing you want is for them to be lost or damaged. Follow these tips to ship documents safely. Don’t you just hate when the package you’re expecting arrives later than you were told it would? Have you ever wondered what happens to your mail as it goes […]

November 17

5 Things To Remember When Starting Your Own Courier Company

People are buying more products than ever online which means there is plenty of work out there for courier companies. The big companies will use the well-established services so you’re not going to win the business of Amazon. But there are thousands of online shops out there and the smaller ones often prefer the more […]

November 13

5 Ways To Decrease Your Business’s Impact On The Environment

Every business has an impact on the environment. We all use paper, energy, water, and product waste. But we can all take steps to reduce that impact on the environment. Here, we’re going to look at the most common sources of waste and how you can create a business that tackles them across the board. […]

November 07

5 Quirky Ways To Make Money From Home

One of the biggest trends at the moment is remote working. Every company that turns is down is losing potential talent that could take their business to new heights. So many people are now sick of doing the commute twice a day, having to shift work to fit their families and not being able to […]

November 03

Reasons To Buy a Used Luxury Car (And A Few Considerations)

Now, there’s nothing wrong with new cars. In fact, they’re awesome! They have amazing entertainment systems, more safety features than you can shake a stick at, and they come more shapes and sizes than ever before. But when it comes to buying a new vehicle, it makes sense to look beyond what’s new on the […]

October 31

Easy Ways to Market your Business on A Shoestring Budget

Marketing isn’t easy to say the least and the main reason for this is because there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What works for one business might not work for another, and unless you are able to take this into account you will never be as successful as you could be. Socialise Two-thirds of people are […]

October 30

Startup Success: Understanding Business Basics

If you want your startup to be as successful as possible, it is vital that you first understand the basics behind businesses. Too many new business owners think they know everything there is to know and simply dive in, head first, without thinking about everything that could go wrong. Image by: Pexels With most startups […]

October 30

5 Reasons Why Building Surveys Are Crucial When Investing In Property

When you are investing in property, there are certain things that you need to do to ensure the best results. One of these things is to get a building survey done on your potential new property. There are many reasons why people don’t get one of these done, and one of the most common is […]

October 27

4 Ways To Keep Employees Safe From Fire

Of all the hazards in a commercial office, fire is the biggest threat. It’s the thing that stops work immediately and demands that you respond to it. We’ve all seen at least one report of a deadly office building fire that swept through and causes several floors to be set ablaze. The stacks of grey […]

October 27

5 Jobs for People That Like Being Alone

https://unsplash.com/photos/9b5dvrjb05g Some people are social. They love being around people. They enjoy talking to strangers and being a part of a crowd. They grow up knowing that they want to work with people. These people can also hate being alone for long periods of time. They need to be out doing things, they might enjoy […]

October 25

How to Throw an Awesome Office Holiday Party Your Employees Will Love

Are you looking to throw an awesome office holiday party that your employees will love? Read on to learn how it’s done. There’s not a better time to celebrate holiday cheer and a year of hard work quite like the annual office holiday party. So the last thing you want to do is plan a […]

October 25

How to Start a Catering Business in 5 Seriously Simple Steps

If you’re looking to get into the catering industry, you might be wondering how to start a catering business. Wonder no longer! Here’s a simple guide! Are your friends always asking you to bake their wedding cakes? Are you the first person your family asks to cook holiday meals? Is your spouse constantly telling you […]

October 16

Filling In The Blanks: Boosting Your Business Profile

Image Is there any such thing as being able to boost your business profile uniquely nowadays? It seems that everybody is looking for the angle, the niche, despite how small fry their business actually is in the grand scheme of things. There are so many people running their own businesses out of their home, that […]

October 02

3 Ways to save Time on Your next Big Project

Image via Pixabay When you think of what it means to have a fulfilling and successful life, you might come up with a dozen or more different factors that would contribute to having your “ducks in a row” and feeling truly content with your circumstances. Most people will want a degree of success in their […]

October 01

Business Basics That Are Not So Basic

Ah, wouldn’t we all love business to be basic? Wouldn’t it just be a dream if we could go into the office, watch our business run itself, pocket all of the money and go home for the day? Yes, we know it would. But life is not a fairytale, and we know that as soon […]

September 27

Climbing To The Top Of The Food Chain

It’s fair to compare the business world to the food chain. Everyone is is above another, and everyone is fighting to get above the next person, and to keep the people below them out of the way. So, if you think of it like that, you should know that trying to come up in the […]

September 25

3 Ways to Get More out of Your Time

Image via Pixabay When you think of what it means to have a fulfilling and successful life, you might come up with a dozen or more different factors that would contribute to having your “ducks in a row” and feeling truly content with your circumstances. Most people will want a degree of success in their […]

September 20

5 Things to do when you Introduce Online Bookings with Table Wow – A restaurant booking experience that matches the dining experience

So you have always used the phone for bookings but you took the leap and signed up to introduce online bookings. So now what? As part of your signup with Table Wow, you will have received an email with all your account details and links to your Profile page URL Diary App Account Management App […]

September 19

Construction Site Accidents – What Do Bosses Keep Getting Wrong?

https://pixabay.com/en/building-construction-site-cranes-768815/ Construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the whole country, so you would expect all employers and business owners to have all of the necessary safety precautions in place for their workers. Right? Well, unfortunately, there are still a lot of construction business owners out there who are failing to focus […]

September 18

5 Motives For Technology Outsourcing

Information technology makes up an important area of most companies’ operations, irrespective of what industry they are in. It is also an area that is becoming increasingly outsourced. This essentially means that a growing number of businesses are obtaining IT services by contract from an outside supplier, rather than handling it themselves. This post assesses […]

September 18

What Goes In Must Go Out For Business Planning

A business plan on a sheet of paper, is just that, a piece of useless paper. In order for the plan to mean something, it has to be pinned against real-world actions. In other words, the business plan you create, must be somewhat reactionary to the world around you. You can’t say you’ll have a […]

September 14

Why Everyone Wants To Build A Website

There’s a lot the internet can do for you. If you’re a business, it’s where your marketing will bring in the most exposure and customer input. If you’re an influencer, it’s the cornerstone of your brand, and you wouldn’t have a job without it. And if you’re just someone who likes to casually surf, it’s […]

September 14

3 Ways To Improve Your Brand’s Customer Service

Customer service remains vitally important to customers, but can be notoriously difficult to get right. Below, we’ve provided three simple customer service-related considerations you may want to consider utilizing when seeking to improve your customer service. 1) Practice active listening Active listening is a form of listening that helps to put customers at ease and […]

September 14

5 Things to Do in Order to Make Your Business Successful

Ever wanted to start a business? Then you’re in luck. In today’s article, we’re going to be explaining five things you have to do today to make your business successful. Whether you’re still in the planning stages of your company or you’ve already made it to the startup stage, these five tips are going to […]

September 12

Business Websites: Critical Elements You Need To Include 

The website you use to represent your business is essentially a digital retail store, and so you need to make sure it features all the essentials that your customers require. Lots of people just starting out in the business world make mistakes when designing their websites, and that can cause them to lose out on […]

September 10

What Does It Mean to Have Employees?

People often forget just how difficult it can be to have employees in your business. For instance, when you first hire an employee, you’ll often treat them in a very friendly manner and completely forget that they also need to get work done. That relationship can eventually develop into a more personal one and you […]

September 06

Things You Need To Remember When Running A Business From Home

Running a business from home gives you the freedom to be able to tend to all of your other commitments in life too like children, housework, and even friends and family members that may need you around. However, even though you’ve got that little bit more freedom, you are still running a business, and it’s […]

August 31

5 things to do in Trieste #Italy #Business #Travel

Many visitors, upon discovering Trieste, will say that they have the impression of not being in Italy at all. The regional capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia has been an international melting pot of cultures, languages and tradition for longer than most major cities. There is something distinctly Mitteleuropean about Trieste’s atmosphere, whereas the dialect carries influences […]

August 25

5 things to do today at The Hari Hotel, Belgravia, London #Luxury #London #Travel

One Enjoy a delicious meal at hotels restaurant il Pampero Two Maybe finish with an Earl Grey Martini Three Hold a conference at The Hari Hotel and be served impeccably Four Enjoy a classic burger at the bar of The Hari Hotel. Five Hold a baby shower in the garden terrace at The Hari Hotel […]

August 18

5 Things to do Today to Become a Better Manager

As a manager, you wear many hats. In fact, you wear ten hats if you ask Henry Mintzberg. However, today’s post talks about you and your team in terms of how you manage them. It’s a humongous topic! So, I’ve tried my best to condense it down to just 5 tips that should help you […]

August 16

5 Ways To Keep Your Small Business Safe Online

(image) It will be of little surprise to you when we say your business isn’t safe. There have been external threats to businesses large and small, with hackers keen to grab customer information, steal money, and blackmail both new and experienced business owners. The consequences for your business are many. A data breach can both […]

August 15

Crucial Startup Costs Tradespeople Will Often Overlook

There is no getting away from the fact that becoming a tradesperson usually means you can start earning money without spending an incredible amount on startup costs. However, you’re still going to need some cash in the bank to pay for essentials, and this post will cover some of the most common expenses for people […]

August 15

Five Fabulous Finance Tips to Get You Back on Track

Bossing your finances can be very tricky, and this is something that can play a big role in making things more comfortable for you. Keeping on top of your money is so important for the future, and for avoiding issues like debt. There is a lot to think about if you are serious about getting […]

August 15

Crucial Startup Costs Tradespeople Will Often Overlook 

There is no getting away from the fact that becoming a tradesperson usually means you can start earning money without spending an incredible amount on startup costs. However, you’re still going to need some cash in the bank to pay for essentials, and this post will cover some of the most common expenses for people […]

August 15

Great Reasons To Start Offering Delivery This Year

Image When it comes to your business, there are always things which you will want to change and improve in order to make things more successful and to take things to new heights. There are so many amazing things that you can do and you will be able to really make some large changes to […]

August 14

Reasons You Should Spend More Time On Market Research

Image Market research is a part of business and your marketing plan which should never be forgotten or taken for granted. It is like you window shopping before you commit to walking into a store, it gives you as a business the opportunity to see the market for what it really is and assess the […]

August 13

If You Want To Grow Your Business In 2018, You Have To Do These Things

Things tend to change in every industry. Not only do they change year by year; they can change as quickly as month on month these days. Things change fast, and keeping up with the times is so important if you’re going to get your business to where you want it to be. If you want […]

August 10

Five Essential Skills You Need for Running Your Business From Home 

Running your business from home can be great but challenging at times. You will have all the time you need, but how you use it is a different story. It is important that you learn to separate your home life and your work, or you will end up spending all day in front of the […]

August 08

4 Ways To Get Your Business Going Today

Did you know that if you took a step right now, you could be on your way to getting your business going…today? You know, that business that you’ve had in your head for a while but just haven’t got around to starting yet? In this post, we’re going to talk through 4 ways you can […]

August 06

Extreme Ways To Make Your Life Better Right Now

If you’ve noticed one thing about society, it’s probably that people spend more time complaining than they do anything else. People don’t like to count their blessings, it seems. They prefer to count what’s going wrong in their lives, and relay that to other people. Think about it. Is this something that you do? It […]

August 02

How to Improve Your Website’s User Friendly Features 

Your website is your virtual shop front, and the services and menus you offer are a part of your customers’ buying experience. Many people focus too much on promotion and neglect the user-friendly features that make a difference for their customers. In fact, marketing and customer service should go hand in hand, and you have […]

August 02

4 Things Business Owners Must Understand About Shipping

Post Business owners think about one thing in the beginning: getting the company off the ground. Everything else takes a backseat as you attempt to turn your dream into a reality. At some stage, the bridges you planned on crossing later will appear in front of you as menacing as before. Shipping is one of […]

August 01

The Essential Guide to Artisan Entrepreneurship

There’s never been a better time to sever the ties from the corporate world to walk down the road of entrepreneurship. More people than ever are choosing to wave goodbye to the job security, excellent promotion prospects, work environment banter and steady wage of full time employment to travel a riskier yet more fulfilling path. […]

July 31

How Your Business Can Benefit From Environmental Awareness

Photo Credit When we talk about business and the environment, there are two areas that we should focus on. The first is how we can reduce the impact that our companies have on the planet that we call home. This, of course, is an extremely important subject area. After all, if we don’t take care […]

July 30

How To Stand Out At A Business

Image Source If you’ve been running a business for a while now, there will come a time where you will want to attend an event. These happen throughout the year in various cities and are very essential if you want to gain as much exposure as you can while creating leads to the masses. You […]

July 30

Why your Marketing could be better

Think about how much money you have funneled into your business this year, now think about how much of that has gone towards marketing. Bearing in mind we’re already well over half way through the year, your marketing expenses should be well into the thousands. Now, if it’s not, you’re probably not putting in enough […]

July 30

6 Steps to a Safe and Successful Construction Business

You have been passionate about the world of construction since you were young; watching builders create epic masterpieces from scratch simply used to blow you away when you were a child. Now that you have the financials and the drive you are ready to create a successful business in the construction industry. You know it […]

July 30

How To Find The Perfect Office For Your Business

The office space that you run your business from is more important than people realize. It’s more than just a space for people to work in, it has a big effect on your success. If you get an office that doesn’t fulfil your requirements, your staff won’t be as efficient as they could be. You’ve […]

July 29

3 Things To Learn Today That Will Improve Your Business

When you run a business, you’re constantly trying to think of ways in which you can make it better. Whether that’s extending to accommodate more customers, or even bringing out a new product that you’ve had in the pipeline. Sometimes though, it’s not just what you’re doing for your business than can make a difference. […]

July 27

 5 Things Your Business SHOULD Be Spending More Money On

Image source New businesses are never easy. There will be ups and down possibly for the first few years, that is if the business survives. Research shows that more than half fail within the first five years. It is always a challenge to get started, and then to build and maintain success. There are ways […]

July 27

Spend Now Before It Gets Worse

When you’re trying to save and generally just afford a better lifestyle, you need to be wary of the issue of the false economy. What does this mean? Essentially, when you try and save, you can make decisions that actually negatively impact your finances, and that’s what you need to be wary of. One example […]

July 26

Here’s How You Could Grow your Own Successful Business

If you want to grow your own business but you don’t quite know how then you have nothing to worry about. Thousands of people across the world are in the exact same situation that you are and if you play your cards right, there is no reason why you can’t be as successful as some […]

July 25

Your Business Is Wasting Time On These Four Things 

photo No matter how efficient you may have set your business up to be, it’s a process where there is always room for improvement. You know vaguely that it would be good to find areas where you can make further cost savings and improve your bottom line, but if things are already running smoothly, where […]

July 24

How Hard Is It To Build An Empire?

Image It is a dream for many of being able to quit the corporate world and be able to spread our wings in our own business. Business is something which we all wish we could do for ourselves and our family, but starting a business always just seems a million miles away. Can you run […]

July 23

4 Quick Ways To Start an eBay Business

Image credit Full time or just as a lucrative additional income stream, more and more people are using the eBay platform to make money. There are now millions of people taking an income from the huge ecommerce platform thanks to its extensive site traffic, huge audience and ease of use – and in a few […]

July 20

The Simple Secrets Behind Hard Work

(Image Credit) A surprising amount of people struggle their way through school. Finding it impossible to engage themselves with the subjects on offer, this can leave a lot of students in a very bad position in later life, with loads of those leaving school wondering if they will ever find a way to work hard. […]

July 19

Here’s How You Can Develop Financial Stability

Being in constant debt is never a good situation and at times you may feel as though there is no way out. Of course, if you want to get out of this spiral then this is more than possible for you to do if you are willing to put the work in and if you […]

July 19

The Benefits Of Contract Work

If you want a change in pace in your career this year, there are many different areas you can go into. If you already have a skill set and a job which you are great at, you don’t necessarily need to worry about changing your industry entirely. Here are some of the benefits you can […]

July 19

5 Things To Do When Selling Your Business

https://images.pexels.com/photos/443383/pexels-photo-443383.jpeg?auto=compress&cs=tinysrgb&h=350 So, you have decided that you are going to sell your business? Perhaps you simply no longer have the passion and drive required to run your business anymore? Maybe you are ready for retirement? Perhaps you want to move abroad and start a new adventure? Irrespective of what applies to your current situation, there […]

July 18

5 Ways To Protect Your Money From A Financial Crisis

From Pexels Money is an uncomfortable topic for most people, and, as such, it has the power to cause huge amounts of conflict, even with those you love. Because of this, most people try to avoid the subject wherever they can. Unfortunately, in this challenging economy, avoiding the inevitable, burying your head in the sand, […]

July 18

Get Your Outsourcing Just Right With These Dos And Don’s

https://pixabay.com/en/laptop-computer-business-table-3317007/ When you need to find some extra hands to help in your business, your mind might immediately turn to hiring some full-time employees. This is, of course, a very important step in the journey of your startup company. However, hiring so many full-time employees can also prove to be quite an expensive one as […]

July 17

The Facts And Stats Of Trade Shows

Picture From Pixabay Once upon a time, trade shows were the best way to get a business out there into the public sphere. It gave business owners and entrepreneurs the chance to come face to face with potential clients, and gave them an excellent opportunity to pitch to as many people as possible. However, after […]

July 16

Money Management 101

Money can feel like a pretty daunting topic for a lot of people to talk about. In fact, there are plenty of people that think that money shouldn’t be talked about at all, especially when it comes to what people are earning. But if we don’t talk about money and how we manage it, then […]

July 14

How Technology Has Changed Investing

https://images.pexels.com/photos/34676/pexels-photo.jpg?auto=compress&cs=tinysrgb&h=350 There is no denying that technology has changed the way we go about our daily lives. From how we do our shopping to banking, technology has had an impact on it all. It has also had a significant impact on the way that we invest our money, which is something we are going to […]

July 13

Pursue New Pastures And Find Your Dream Career

The job market is rough right now. When you leave university, the chances of you finding a position in your chosen industry or sector within the first year are limited, to say the least. You will face a lot of rejections, and when you do get an interview, you’ll have a limited amount of time […]

July 11

The Traits That Attract New Clients

A lot goes into running a business. You need to plan new projects, oversee your workers, market your business, and chase new clients. Of course, consumers don’t see the inner workings of a company; they only see the brand. That’s why you need to focus on your branding if you really want to attract new […]

July 11

Keep Your Retail Business Running Smoothly

If you run a retail business, you are most likely aware that it is one of the more difficult types of business to run. This is due to a number of reasons, but as long as you are aware of as many of them as possible you will find that you can easily keep your […]

July 09

Could You Make Things Easier When It Comes To Managing Your Employees? The Answer Is Yes

Running a business isn’t easy. A lot of the time a business is started from home. You have your idea, you take that plunge, and with little overheads you work on it yourself for every spare minute you have. But as a business grows, you move forward with your ideas. You may end up with […]

July 09

How Owning A Business Is Becoming More Achievable For All

The small business has forever been part of the capitalist dream. The idea that anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and own their own source of income has been the aspirational core of professional life for decades. However, systemic barriers made it so that only those in a privileged position could find the […]

July 06

Making Your Business Eco-Friendly

If you care about the environment and you also have a business to run, you are in a unique position. When you run a business you have influence and a little power, and you can use this power to make a statement about the environment and show people the right way to do things. If […]

July 05

What Does The Future Of Business Investment Look Like?

Money is at the centre of any business. Without a big chunk of cash, you can’t start your own business and make it a success. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to save that money yourself but that isn’t manageable for most people. Usually, you’ll have to find funding from somewhere. Traditionally, all of the […]

July 05

5 Out-Of-London Locations To Cure Your Commuter Blues 100%

London. Land of dreams. City of coming into your own. Capital of crippling commutes. Any Londoners out there should already know what we mean by this. Life in the city might have called you with promises of the best jobs and a fun-filled life. But, what they don’t tell you before you move is that […]

September 25

5 things to do today to improve your small business

How to Start Improving Your Small Business No matter what kind of company you run, nothing works better to help you improve than looking at your strengths and weaknesses. By getting a better understanding of where you stand as a business, you can identify steps and measures you need to take to see significant growth. […]

August 28

5 things dines at Trade Union, Thomas Moor Square, Wapping (food, flowers, coffee, male grooming and more)

Trade Union is a large open plan space combining three of the world’s oldest trades; coffee, grooming and flowers. Trade Union is a short walk from St Katherines Dock, being situated on Thomas More Square, Wapping.  One Decide if you want a cocktail, meal, haircut, coffee or to order flowers. Trade Union combines all of […]

May 24

5 Top tips to help increase productivity at work

1.  Keep Hydrated Did you know over 75% of people don’t drink enough water? Only a 2% Decrease in water levels can lead to a 20% dip in concentration! So it is really important to make sure you Keep Hydrated. Why not give your water a tasty Zing by adding fresh citrus fruits. The Root 7 […]

February 18

Scrappers Terry and Lyndsay Walker let us in on a few business tips and a few other things

Award winning Scrappers is back for a second series on BBC2 1st March 10.00 PM Metro Salvage Terry and Lyndsay Walker share a few thing with us. How often are you recognised since the first series of Scrappers? Quite a lot How long are the film crew with you? 12hrs a day What is the […]

November 17

Please vote for 5thingstodotoday in the category of Blogger of the Year in the Dot London Small Business Awards

5 Things to do Today has been selected as one of the 6 shortlisted finalists for the Dot London Small Business Awards in the category, Blogger of the Year. Now it is time to vote for us! We would be very grateful if you could cast your vote by clicking here and following the instructions. […]

October 28

5 things you can do every day to build customer loyalty by Michael Heppell

International speaker and best selling business author Michael Heppell shares his 5 things to do today to build customer loyalty. Use names – there is no sweeter sound than to have someone use your name during a conversation. The person who says you can over-use someone’s name is usually the one who is useless at […]

September 23

5 things to do today to get that new job with Interview Fit

Are you job hunting? Do you need some help? Have a professional CV service write a high impact CV for you Our CV writing service will put you in the strongest possible position for interview selection Invest in professional interview preparation Our interview skills coaching and preparation will help you succeed at your interview Work […]

October 20

Read Flip it by Michael Heppell

This excellent book is also available as an audio download. ‘Flip it’ covers all areas of life including your work and friends. There is invaluable advice in this book with lots of real things you can do now. This is just one of a several books that Heppell has written. The ‘Edge’ is also a […]

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