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A mind is a terrible thing to waste

Why parents should be encouraging young people to get experience in business rather than go to university and how SME's can help, according to Natasha...

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83% of entrepreneurs believe future success of Britain’s exports lies outside of Europe

Look outside the EU and cut red tape to secure future success of UK exports, say entrepreneurs in new survey by EY An impressive 83% of UK entrepre...

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Entrepreneurs offered chance to start a business for £1

A business management firm has pledged to help entrepreneurs start their own company - for the price of £1. Inform Direct has launched the special ...

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WIN a weekend for 2 in London worth over £700!

WIN a luxury weekend stay for two at Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel, worth over £700! Win a decadent two-night B&B weekend stay for you and a gues...

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    The Secrets of Online Success

    Verisign, the company behind .com will once again be hosting a series of workshops at November’s Business Startup Show, the fastest growing business exhibition in Europe. Along with web hosting company 1&1 UK, Verisign will be outlining ‘The Secr...

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    WIN a weekend for 2 in London worth over £700!

    WIN a luxury weekend stay for two at Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel, worth over £700! Win a decadent two-night B&B weekend stay for you and a guest at Belgraves, just in time for Christmas! Located in Knightsbridge, this urban chic hotel brings a...

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    The Recent Holiday Pay Case – What it really means for employers.

    As most readers will have read,on the 4th of November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handed down its decision in a case concerning payment for holiday pay. This case is, arguably, ground-breaking and one which gives us some clarity on tha...

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    At death’s door – Charlotte Roach

    A tragic accident in 2011 left promising athlete, Charlotte Roach desperately clinging to life. Today she is the successful co-owner of Join the Rabble, a fun and exciting way for adults to get into fitness and socialise at the same time. A promis...

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    Life’s a Breeze

    This month we shine the spotlight on Jeh Kazimi, founder of tablet service, Breezie, which helps older generations get connected and stay social. HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR YOUR PRODUCT? In 2010, my mum was over from India and, over ...

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    Baby Business Boomers – Alan Richie

    Alan Ritchie, managing director, PC World Business reveals his top tips for mumtrepreneuers looking for the right technology to kick-start their business venture. Mumtrepreneurs currently contribute around £7.4bn a year to the economy, but the...

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    83% of entrepreneurs believe future success of Britain’s exports lies outside of Europe

    Look outside the EU and cut red tape to secure future success of UK exports, say entrepreneurs in new survey by EY An impressive 83% of UK entrepreneurs see the success of future of Britain's exports lying outside the EU, according to the results ...

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    Does office design boost productivity?

    You probably spend a lot of time in your office, and if you have employees, they are spending as much, possibly more, time in the office as well. While there are many technical services and applications that can assist in boosting productivity, one...

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    Job satisfaction vs job security – what’s more important to the nation’s job seekers in 2015?

    Finding a job which provides excitement and challenges is more important to current job seekers than one which provides stability and security, according to a recent study by leading UK job board, CV-Library. In the study which asked more than...

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    10 goals for every entrepreneur

    As an entrepreneur, your first goal should be starting your own business. But that’s not where it ends. Business coach Natasha Courtenay-Smith charts the life-cycle of a business through the goals of its owner. Goal 1 - Find a product or service p...

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    Smart talk

    Powwownow's marketing director, Robert Gorby looks at how you can build smarter networks across your business. Building and running record companies, airlines, shops, mobile networks and train services requires being smart, but read anything about...

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    Settlement agreements – one year on

    Helena Woodward looks at settlement agreements a year after their introduction. Last July we saw the introduction of settlement agreements. These renamed, simplified versions of the compromise agreement were part of the government’s reforms to emp...

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    Entrepreneurs offered chance to start a business for £1

    A business management firm has pledged to help entrepreneurs start their own company - for the price of £1. Inform Direct has launched the special deal to run until the end of 2014 with the aim of breaking all records for start-ups in the region. ...

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    70% of sales professionals regularly miss targets

    Business leaders in the UK regard less than a quarter of their sales people as 'star performers' according to a survey from Artesian. The overwhelming majority reported that almost three quarters of their sales force did not achieve their quotas o...

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    Three amazing tips for buying a business van

    More and more people are choosing to invest money in to a van these days. With so many shapes and sizes to choose from, both new and old, there are a few tips that you should consider before taking the plunge. Don’t be tempted be high mileage used v...

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    A week in the life…

    A week in the life of...Ros Hendren, Payroll Consultant from Well Paid. MONDAY It’s the start of another busy week, the first order of the day being to contact a prospective client, referred to us by their consultant FD who wants to separate pa...

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    It’s in your best interest

    What do you do if you send your bills out on time, only to find that your customers are proving reluctant to cough up? Charge them interest, says Adam Aiken, finance expert. Many business owners are unaware that you are allowed by law to increase ...

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    GrowthAccelerator Case Study – Rosa’s Thai Café

    Alex Moore, managing director of Rosa's Thai Café, describes its journey to success with GrowthAccelerator. ABOUT THE BUSINESS: With its roots in the East End of London, Rosa’s Thai Café has built a reputation for serving some of the best Thai ...

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    How business is being done in the cloud

    If you want to expand your business across multiple sites or even do business internationally, no tool is quite as useful as the cloud. Even if you’re simply changing things around locally and you want to have more freedom about where you and your ...

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    Online retailers lose sales via irrelevant promotions, poor follow-up with shoppers

    Three quarters of online retailers promote irrelevant products, while others fail to build customer relationships that drive repeat purchases Nearly three-quarters of online retailers (74%) miss out on sales by promoting irrelevant items to online...

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    Ultimate gadgets for the office

    There is a growing trend emerging in modern organizations to deck out offices with new technologies that include gaming consoles, wireless devices and tablets, and even food and drink machines. Does your workplace need more gadgets? There are a nu...

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    10 Content Marketing Ideas Your Business’ Blog Can Use Today

    From wishing Julie in PR a happy birthday to covering breaking industry news, your business’ blog can be utilised for a myriad of different purposes to drive traffic to your website and services, and to help shape the perception of your company. He...

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    The A to Z guide to web developer jargon

    It's easy to be bamboozled by web design jargon when you’re considering investing in a new website. To help you get to grips with the terminology, lead web designer at Daisy Group, Geoff Hoyle, talks you through the programmer’s alphabet. A IS FOR...

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    Top 10 Apps – Mike Tomlinson

    Mike Tomlinson, director of small business at mobile network operator, EE, lists his top 10 apps that you might not have heard of that will help you run your business. Despite the enormous impact business apps can have on productivity, many small ...