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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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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

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10 important steps to take when you’re setting up an online shop

There are millions of online shops, and whether they’re selling clothes, books, tools, gifts, homeware or camping equipment they all had to take the first steps towards getting their store online. Setting up an e-commerce shop might seem daunting, but by reading these tips and following them up...

Date: 3 August 2010   By: Alex Astell