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Handling your business expenses

Expenses are an unavoidable part of running a business. If you’re new to company ownership, you may be unsure what does and doesn’t constitute a business expense, and the best way to handle them. Hopefully, this brief guide will help you.

Date: 30 June 2010   By: Louise Tillotson

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Know your numbers to measure success

I am sure we have all driven in fog. Near me, there is a notorious black spot. It’s often foggy, and when it is, it’s like pea soup. As I carefully pick my way along, I’m usually passed by a few nutters doing more than 70mph. There’ve got no chance if t...

Date: 29 June 2010   By: Chris Barling

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Managing the business brand

I have found that as an entrepreneur, it’s essential to recognise what I’m good at, my weaknesses and some gaps in my current business. I have really enjoyed reading Rachel Elnaugh’s comments to all three fishbowl businesses, because it really strikes a chord.

Date: 28 June 2010   By: www.inafishbowl.com

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5 businesses you can start for/with the neighbours

A recent report reveals the UK is less than half as neighbourly as it was three decades ago with 49% of Brits saying people know more about their favourite celebrity than they do about their neighbour. But neighbours can make for good business; Emma Jones suggests we get to know them and offers five...

Date: 25 June 2010   By: Emma Jones

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Why should I start eating frogs?

Lots of people on Twitter seem to have been talking about eating frogs lately. Whilst I am very much a fan of French cuisine and have been known to munch a few escargot while in France, what’s all this frog eating got to do with serious business people? Why should I join the crowd and start mun...

Date: 24 June 2010   By: Heather Townsend

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Start-up funding advice

Starting your first business can be a daunting task and raising finance can often seem impossible. So what are your main options?...

Date: 23 June 2010   By: Sadie Hopkins

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Slightly delayed diary of a small business owner

I’ve just had the website redone. It is amazing. Potential customers, it appears, can access it more efficiently than the old one.

Date: 22 June 2010   By: Ross Campbell

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Showing off

I got myself into a bit of a spot the other day. I put my foot in it with the MD of a Bristol creative agency that specialises in 3D design.

Date: 21 June 2010   By: Anonymous