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Happy birthday to us!

This week we're celebrating the Start Up Donut’s first birthday - and what a year it has been! With a new roster of great sponsors, popular content, a much-improved blog and some 30 enterprise agency partners now on board as syndicators, the site continues to go from strength to strength.

Date: 29 July, 2010   By: Anna Mullinder

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Spend wisely at the start

When starting a new business, the way that you spend your limited resources is critical to your chances of success. There are places where you can’t afford to scrimp, and there are places where you simply must not waste. You need to keep the chance of failure down by spending what you have very...

Date: 28 July, 2010   By: Chris Barling

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How to commission a website designer

The first thing a potential customer is likely to do after meeting you, or hearing about your business, is look at your website.

Date: 26 July, 2010   By: Brian Copeland

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2020 Vision – Have you got it?

Got an idea for a business? Great! What are you going to achieve with it? Let’s fast forward to 2020. Now tell me what you see....

Date: 23 July, 2010   By: Emma Wimhurst

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What your bank will want to see when you apply for a loan

To help banks assess whether you’re a good risk when you apply for a loan, they will give you a shopping list of required information. Failure to oblige with the right information can lead to months of delay in getting an answer. So what will your bank want to see?...

Date: 22 July, 2010   By: Rob Warlow

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Sales breakthrough and a huge dilemma

It is a really exciting time for Rico Mexican Kitchen at the moment. You might think I keep on saying this and that’s because business opportunities take twists and turns and there’s never a time to be bored! Having a strategy is fundamental to keep the opportunities and challenges in pers...

Date: 21 July, 2010   By: www.inafishbowl.com

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5 tips for graduates going self-employed

A recent feature in The Guardian ran with the headline: ‘Graduates warned of record 70 applicants for every job’ The next line went: ‘Class of 2010 told to consider flipping burgers or shelf stacking to build skills’ Was I the only one thinking flipping burgers and shelf stac...

Date: 15 July, 2010   By: Emma Jones

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Greener printing – tips on lightening your footprint

Environmental printing is no longer an oxymoron and there are steps you can take to be greener in your office. Simply couple these additional pointers with my cost saving tips and enjoy these additional benefits for both the environment and your wallet.

Date: 13 July, 2010   By: Matt Bird