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Three things businesses should do to tackle presenteeism

A  study by Eurofound, a living and working conditions foundation, revealed that 39% of the European employees questioned said they had gone into work...

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The basics of using Twitter to promote your business

For many SMEs, social media can be a confusing minefield. So here, Gavin Hammar, founder and CEO at Sendible, breaks down the basics, with the layman’...

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Three jobs that startups should outsource

If you’re a small business, just starting out, then there may be some jobs that you simply cannot do properly, either because you don’t have the time ...

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    WIN a fantastic 2 night break at any De Vere Venues, Four Pillars or PH Hotel

    Win a two night stay at your choice of over 50 UK hotels, courtesy of Four Pillars Hotels, PH Hotels and De Vere Venues. Whether you fancy a city sightseeing break, a relaxing rural retreat, or historic stay in a grand stately home, Four Pillars Hote...

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    Top 10 inspirational British business leaders

    If you read the British press, you will know that as a country they have a tendency to put themselves down. It is this difficulty with dealing with success that has, for many years, hindered entrepreneurialism in the UK. Perhaps now is an opportune t...

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    Finalists announced for NatWest EWIF Awards 2015

    We are pleased to announce the finalists for the NatWest EWIF Awards 2015. These awards are designed to bring together the best women in the industry and celebrate their successes. The finalists are: New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2015 sponsored by...

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    Record £1 million Branson business prize launched

    #VOOM: Pitch to Rich 2015 from Virgin Media Business offers business-changing opportunity for UK entrepreneurs to pitch to Sir Richard Branson Virgin Media Business has launched a nationwide competition, with an unprecedented £1million business accel...

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    5 years of success in the Republic of Ireland for TaxAssist Accountants!

    Small business tax and accountancy specialists TaxAssist Accountants is celebrating the success of their Republic of Ireland operation, as they celebrate 5 years since they established their pilot shop front and support centre in Dublin in 2009. Greg...

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    TaxAssist celebrating success after seeing substantial growth

    Chris Hutchings who set up TaxAssist Accountants in 2006 to provide specialist tax and accountancy advice and services to small businesses in the Gloucester area, is celebrating winning his 500th client and taking on his eighth member of staff. Chris...

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    Three things businesses should do to tackle presenteeism

    A  study by Eurofound, a living and working conditions foundation, revealed that 39% of the European employees questioned said they had gone into work while sick.  A similar study of the Swedish workforce highlighted that this percentage is even high...

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    Switch energy suppliers to make your business, not your wallet, lighter

    Gazprom Energy’s Stephen Beard explains how to switch energy suppliers, without compromising service and quality. For many businesses, winter provides the perfect opportunity to switch energy suppliers in order to improve services and reduce cos...

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    Finding the perfect used vehicle for your business needs

    Motoring expert, Oliver Hammond provides this handy guide to finding the perfect used vehicle for your business needs. Owning a vehicle as quirky as Del Boy and Rodney’s may appeal on certain levels, but if your business is your livelihood, the ...

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    Three jobs that startups should outsource

    If you’re a small business, just starting out, then there may be some jobs that you simply cannot do properly, either because you don’t have the time or because you don’t have the right skills. You may be great at designing products, but when it come...

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    2015 to be the year of the ‘fampreneur’

    A recent survey by BusinessesForSale.com has revealed that 65.2% of entrepreneurs who are planning to go into business with family members will do so in 2015. The survey was commissioned following a rise in activity on the site of people in emplo...

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    Financial advice for business owners

    Businesses of all shapes and sizes need to manage their money – it could be described as one of the key ingredients to being successful. While knowing what to do might come naturally to some, others need to rely on help and advice to ensure that thi...

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    The issues of business funding from family members

    Sometimes the best source of funding is through family and friends, but this can be fraught with delicate issues. Funding expert, Julian Smith wades into the personal loan waters. According to recent research by Everline, of the 1,000 small busi...

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    SMEs bear brunt of UK’s £10bn hidden tax burden

    The UK tax system is costing businesses up to £10bn in hidden costs a year, with SMEs bearing the majority of this burden according to new research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). On average each of the UK’s 2.25m SMEs incu...

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    Businesses invited to apply to Dragon’s Den-style fund

    A recent graduate who wants to launch an app to help young people find flat mates, a 55-year-old lady who dreams of opening a training school for dogs, a chef with a vision of opening a chain of fish restaurants along the south coast… What lin...

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    Most expensive cities for business travel revealed

    Business men and women travel across the globe daily to conduct business, and cost is always a concern, but which places are the most expensive to visit? The team at expertmarket reveal all. New research shows that Caracas, the capital of Venezuela,...

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    Alternative finance leaders fear banks will derail referral scheme

    The bank referral scheme announced in August 2014 by the British Government still has no delivery date and faces scepticism from leaders in the alternative finance industry, according to Boost Capital. The scheme, which will see SMEs declined for ...

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    SMEs leak £2.9 billion due to unqualified finance staff

    New research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has discovered that more than a third of people responsible for finances in SMEs do not have a relevant qualification. As a result of not having qualified finance staff, every SME i...

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  • Why wearable technologies offer a prescription for better healthcare

    Rob Clark, vice president of business development of Epson Europe speaks to Talk Business about how wearable technologies can pave the way for better healthcare. The majority of older adults are becoming afflicted with at least one chronic disease...

  • Six of the best project management softwares for 2015

    These days, technological advancements have led construction professionals to seek out project management software products that can improve the quality of their day to day operations and improve their bottom line. Whether you're an entry-level wo...

  • What are SYN floods? What they can do to your business and how do you stop them?

    It’s often said that nice guys finish last. But if you thought this was a problem limited to human beings, think again. Even technology is susceptible. More specifically, even your technology is susceptible. When an attacker takes advantage of t...

  • The basics of using Twitter to promote your business

    For many SMEs, social media can be a confusing minefield. So here, Gavin Hammar, founder and CEO at Sendible, breaks down the basics, with the layman’s guide to using Twitter to promote your business. There’s no disputing the power of Twitter ...

  • Three technologies shaping today’s working environment

    Who could deny that the rapid development of technology is changing the structure, process and content of work for businesses of all sizes and in all industries; impacting everything from communication style to management? From new collaboration tech...

  • IG leading trading app innovation on Apple Watch

    The much-anticipated launch of Apple’s first foray into wearable technology on April 24 will mean a new platform for many of the world’s most innovative app developers to work on.  But a few developers are already at the forefront of what can be...