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Green your business and save cash

Businesses of all sizes must now think about how they can reduce their energy use. As well as doing their bit for the environment, it also means they become more efficient and save money. ...

Date: 24 August 2010   By: Anonymous

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What difference does a good headshot make anyway?

We’ve been creating a lot of blogs for people recently, and I often must sound like a broken record in briefing meetings due to my insistence that bloggers work with a good photographer to get a professional headshot.

Date: 20 August 2010   By: Fiona Humberstone

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Will you be at Sage World?

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the forthcoming Sage World event on 8-9 September.

Date: 19 August 2010   By: Rory MccGwire

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Five tips on how to make the most of a business break

When you start and grow a business, you’re involved each day in the detail of running the business; perfecting customer service, ensuring positive cashflow, making new products and so on. This is all good and right but to plan for business growth, it’s important to step away from day-to...

Date: 17 August 2010   By: Emma Jones

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Complaints are like gold dust

Complaints are great. Although there is a tendency to do the same with complaints as with a medieval runner bringing bad news from the battlefield – blame the messenger – this temptation must be avoided at all costs. Complaints are the best and most unvarnished source of customer feedback.

Date: 13 August 2010   By: Chris Barling

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Secrets of growing your business from the kitchen

If you have a home business, how can you run it in an effective way, maximise your results and allow the enterprise to grow? Here are some tips on breaking through the barriers that could be holding your business back.

Date: 11 August 2010   By: Antonia Chitty

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Taking Mexican food to the masses

I have heard time and again that a business like mine needs a face. Well, the worrying thing is...whose face would it be? I guess it would have to be mine!...

Date: 9 August 2010   By: www.inafishbowl.com

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Sole traders and micro-firms: the true Credit Crunch victims?

It’s a familiar criticism and one with which I have more than a measure of sympathy. Those nasty, greedy banks, eh? After all we’ve done for them, letting them off scot-free for the mess we’ve all ended up in, even bailing out some of the worst offenders with obscene amounts of taxpay...

Date: 5 August 2010   By: Mark Williams