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WIN the most innovative cabin size bag from GATE8 Luggage

For the month of October, we are giving you a chance to WIN the most innovative cabin size bag from the Award Winning team at GATE8 Luggage. The only ...

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The power of a good mentor for your growing business

Help your business take the next step on the growth ladder with this helpful advice from Leona Barr Jones, founder of Business Growth Consultancy, Bar...

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Leave the office behind this October

October is the new August for savvy travellers, say the experts at Holiday Hypermarket. So take a break from the rat race and check out the best spots...

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The Biggest Considerations Faced by All New SMEs

New businesses have much to consider: from choosing a location to finding the right commercial finance; let us help you with these top tips: As a b...

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WIN the most innovative cabin size bag from GATE8 Luggage

October 2, 2014 | Posted By:

For the month of October, we are giving you a chance to WIN the most innovative cabin size bag from the Award Winning team at GATE8 Luggage. The only luggage brand that specialise in delivering innovative business and leisure products for those wishi...

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    Get a grip! School drop-out tames the Dragons
    August 18, 2014 | Posted By:

    "You'll never amount to anything." That's what teachers told Grip It Fixings' inventor Jordan Daykin when he dropped out of school at age 13. Six years later, the successful entrepreneur has just taken on the Dragon's of the Den and won. Here he unve...

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    Entrepreneurs That Made Big Money with Online Casinos
    August 7, 2014 | Posted By:

    The online casino industry has generated a large number of millionaires and billionaires. In Europe, the owners of Bet365, the Coates family, have emerged as the toppers of the Sunday Times list of richest people. Their company Bet365, which offers c...

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    From High Growth to ‘Hyper Growth’
    July 10, 2014 | Posted By:

    GrowthAccelerator, the government-backed business growth advisory service, has identified a breed of rapidly expanding SMEs, dubbed 'Hyper Growth' businesses in a unique study released today. Capitalising on the recovering economy, these firms hav...

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    Betting Shops Bitten by the Budget, While Online Gambling Blooms
    June 17, 2014 | Posted By:

    With the Gambling Bill looming and tax surprises in last week’s budget, a turbulent year lies ahead for bookmakers and gambling companies.  But the new opportunities opening up in online gambling could change the business, and lead UK gambling comp...

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    The Key to Caller Satisfaction
    June 4, 2014 | Posted By:

    If you have a small to medium sized business and you’re looking to grow your business as well as competing in the global marketplace – you need to ensure that you stay one step ahead of your competitors. One of the best ways to do this is by providin...

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The power of a good mentor for your growing business

October 2, 2014 | Posted By:

Help your business take the next step on the growth ladder with this helpful advice from Leona Barr Jones, founder of Business Growth Consultancy, Barr Jones Associates. With recent figures showing that around three million businesses in the UK op...

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    The Biggest Considerations Faced by All New SMEs
    September 30, 2014 | Posted By:

    New businesses have much to consider: from choosing a location to finding the right commercial finance; let us help you with these top tips: As a brand new business, it can often feel like the world is against you, as obstacle after obstacle appea...

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    How Warehouse Set-Up Can Make or Break Your Business
    September 24, 2014 | Posted By:

      A well-managed warehouse runs like a machine and requires attention to the various processes that work within it. It will be blatantly obvious when a warehouse is not being well-managed by the following tell-tale signs: Problems such as los...

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    Business decision making – helpful techniques and theory
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      Decision-making has long been something of a Cinderella topic.  Economists took a bizarre approach to it, starting with a model which assumed that the decision maker had perfect information (an impossible ideal), then worked erratically bac...

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    Why do Companies do Limited Editions?
    September 22, 2014 | Posted By:

    It seems a lot more common now for companies to bring out ‘limited edition’ items to keep their loyal customers interested, and also to draw in more customers to their brand. Many companies do this over a wide range of spectrums. Quite often it is ...

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    How SMEs can survive the Scottish referendum
    September 16, 2014 | Posted By:

    The Scottish independence referendum is fast approaching, and in the final days before Scots head to the polls, the outcome is sure to remain uncertain for small businesses with an interest in the country. English and Scottish businesses could sud...

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Updated Guidance for Taxation Professionals

September 22, 2014 | Posted By:

  Tax advisors have been given new guidelines on how best to deal with difficult situations. Seven of the UK’s leading professional bodies in the tax industry have updated previous guidance on dealing with legal and practical difficulties in ...

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    Is owning a business property a liability?
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    Sarah McLoughlin, Senior Associate, B P Collins LLP, takes us on a journey that outlines some of the roadblocks and potholes waiting for the unsuspecting. Owning a business property is a doddle, right? After all it’s only bricks and mortar and tha...

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    Finance Tips from the Experts at Mansartis Led by Guillaume Jalenques de Labeau
    September 18, 2014 | Posted By:

    Financial and investment services firms such as Mansartis, led by wealth management expert Guillaume Jalenques de Labeau, have formulated a system for achieving clients’ goals based on years of experience and seeing what works and what doesn’t. With ...

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    Currency movements cost UK SMEs over £10 billion a year
    September 15, 2014 | Posted By:

    Ebury estimates that insufficient currency risk mitigation is responsible Ebury, the fast-growing financial services company that helps businesses to transact and trade internationally, has estimated that British SMEs have lost over £10bn in t...

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    The perils of rising interest
    September 11, 2014 | Posted By:

    Are you ready for higher interest rates – and is there anything you can do to cushion the blow? Adam Aiken takes a look Interest rates have been at a historical low of 0.5% for more than half a decade. There have been suggestions at various tim...

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    SMEs missing out on up to £2,000
    September 10, 2014 | Posted By:

    The Government’s Growth Vouchers Scheme can offer funding for strategic business advice Businesses in England can take advantage of a scheme by the Government designed to offer business advice to SMEs and entrepreneurs. Those companies based in En...

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Russell Lawley Gibbs, inventor of the TV in a Card

September 29, 2014 | Posted By:

I’ve been asked to write a book about how to build a brand, with reference to my company, TV in a Card, which I set up 3 years ago to provide video in printed magazines, brochures and greetings cards. As I get stuck in to the book, I realise that the...

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    The Importance of Secure Data Transfer for Your Business
    September 24, 2014 | Posted By:

        Your business data is not only valuable to you but it’s also valuable to a whole host of people that you would not want accessing it - from hackers to competitors. Hence why secure data transfer is one of the most important issues...

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    Rise in demand for “Phablets” predicted
    September 12, 2014 | Posted By:

    The recent availability of new big screen devices (e.g. smartphones such as the iPhone 6 Plus, 5.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and Nokia Lumia 1520) has triggered a surge in demand from small businesses. More than a fifth (21%) of small business emp...

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    A pain in the Glass?
    September 11, 2014 | Posted By:

      Matthew Dick and Anna Reid of D Young & Co, look at a recent attempt by Google to trademark the word “Glass”, to highlight the issues for businesses trying to trademark a descriptive word Trademarks can be a tricky business, and some will...

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    Attract quality customers with responsive e-commerce website design.
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    Small businesses can no longer afford to launch a website and leave it untouched for years to come. Today, your website is seen as your virtual business store. You should treat it that way and continually refresh its look and feel. The goal of an e-c...

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    It’s an Android World
    September 10, 2014 | Posted By:

    Tech Stars' Jon Bradford investigates how Android has gained ground, while Silicon Valley snobbery isolates Apple Nothing creates more arguments and flame wars online than raging debates  between Apple’s iPhone fan-boys and those of Google’s And...