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Petty cash causes conundrums for UK businesses

New research has revealed that petty cash confusion is costing each UK business, on average, £355 a year. This may seem insignificant but w...

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An SMEs simple guide to… Instagram

Each month social media expert Richard Chapman, founder ofRichard Chapman Studio, takes a look at a different social media platform and examines how y...

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How to use the power of colour and branding for your business

What do the traditional yellow and blue of Ikea, the striking red of Royal mail, or the vibrant orange of B&Q have in common? They all use the pow...

Sherpa Kids

Five minutes with… Vicki Prout, Sherpa Kids

Each week we catch up with a different entrepreneur to discover what makes them tick, their top tips and more. This week we spend five minutes with Vi...

Business Success

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    The role of branding in business success

    The concept of branding is often misunderstood. The general perception towards branding is that it is the process of coming up with a flamboyant and appealing logo or graphic element to shed some more spotlight over a business. This is quite obvio...

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    Self-help is joint project for self starters

    Small may be beautiful, but when it comes to business it certainly comes with its own challenges. For new start-ups in particular the sense of being a small fish in a pond brimming with bigger, more voracious predators can be a serious challenge in i...

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    Five minutes with… Vicki Prout, Sherpa Kids

    Each week we catch up with a different entrepreneur to discover what makes them tick, their top tips and more. This week we spend five minutes with Vicki Prout, co-Director of Sherpa Kids. Hi Vicki! So, what is Sherpa Kids and what does ...

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    Start-ups encouraged to enter first dedicated UK-wide Rural Business Awards

    A new awards is set to showcase the very best in rural enterprise as the Best New Rural Start-up Award offers new firms a chance to shine. The UK’s first ever Rural Business Awards will be held in 2015 – and there's a category specifically for...

Business Strategy

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    Become a top-notch manager: Use these strategies

    To those swish Don Drapers and big decision makers, those CEOs and office pros – this is a muthaluvin’ shout out. We appreciate your hard work, even if your employees further down the ladder don’t. You’ve got to make the decisions that no one el...

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    Top Mercedes cars for business lease

    Mercedes is an ideal choice for a business car lease option, with the brand giving off the perfect look of class and professionalism for your company. The German car manufacturer produces some of the most stylish, comfortable and luxurious cars on t...

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    One born every 20 minutes – Berlin is the city of startups

    According to Gruenden, an advisory agency for new businesses in Germany, a startup is founded every 20 minutes in the German capital, prompting the tech scene to be referred to by locals as ‘Silicon Allee’. A city with a strong manufacturing past and...

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    Every business needs to have a website

    Most small business owners believe that they do not necessarily need to have an online presence, especially in the event that they sell products that they see as being unsuitable for the internet. This can turn out to be a huge mistake. The trut...

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Money

  • A metal box with a key,full of coins

    Petty cash causes conundrums for UK businesses

    New research has revealed that petty cash confusion is costing each UK business, on average, £355 a year. This may seem insignificant but with 5.2million businesses operating in the UK(1) and the average UK salary reported at £25,500(2), t...

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    What’s the Problem with the Euro?

    Currency traders just cannot catch a break at the moment, even when positive news releases cause ripples in the forex market. This is especially true when it comes to the stricken and perpetually ailing Euro, which struggles to hold any long-term gai...

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    Crowdsourcing: The pros and cons

    With the news that businesses are increasingly turning to crowdsourcing as a way to obtain ideas, services and to reduce costs, the experts at ITR.co.uk take a look at the pros and cons of this method.    ...

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    10 top tips for crowdfunding your business

    Mathew Norbury, founder of Vitamin, gives his top 10 tips on how you can successfully crowdfund your business. Vitamin is using crowdfunding, both rewards and equity based, to help us accelerate growth and achieve our targets. Here are a few t...

Technology

  • Learn How to Avoid Common Video Conferencing Mistakes

    As cloud-based video conferencing apps expand the availability of video conferencing to individuals and small business, there are some tips and tricks that participants will need to know. Avoiding common video conferencing mistakes can help to make B...

  • 8 Ways Small Businesses Are Getting IT Security Wrong

    In a modern business environment governed by digital applications, web-based tools and sophisticated IT infrastructures, small business owners have the freedom to be more productive and innovative than ever before. Sadly, for those who lack the te...

  • Whitepaper: Can you work comfortably with a laptop?

    According to the IT & Flexible Working Survey (2014), the laptop is actually the most important device used to support flexible working. Prolonged use of a laptop, however, has its ergonomic limitations. So how can you still work safely with a la...

  • Win an ACER Extensa desktop computer – worth over £340!

    Win an Extensa EM2 series desktop from world renowned technology manufacturer ACER, worth over £339.99! [caption id="attachment_12169" align="alignright" width="260"] The Taiwanese-founded Acer will celebrate its 40th birthday next year, hav...

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