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Seven PR tips for small businesses

PR is essentially about developing your business by raising its media profile. For a small business, effective PR can be the difference between success and failure. At HearingDirect.com we recognise the value PR brings to our business. Here are our top tips for generating PR coverage:...

Date: 30 September 2010   By: Hearing Direct

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Lessons learned about social media marketing (part two)

Recently, I spoke to Claudia Kapp of Deadly is the Female, a customer of my business, to learn about her experiences of social media marketing.

Date: 27 September 2010   By: Alex Astell

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Rules of thumb for starting a business

I am sure we have all heard the expression “rule of thumb”. I am also sure we can all relate to decision-making based on these rules. In a past role as an IT director, the rule “never be biggest and never be first” proved true on numerous occasions, some of which were when I didn...

Date: 24 September 2010   By: Chris Barling

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How you can legally get away with not paying Corporation Tax

Amazingly, a change in policy means that if Companies House compulsorily closes your company you could avoid paying any Corporation Tax you owe.

Date: 22 September 2010   By: Anonymous

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Lessons learned about social media marketing

Recently, I spoke to Nicki Grainger of The Cherry Closet, a customer of my business, to find out about her experiences of social media marketing.

Date: 20 September 2010   By: Alex Astell

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National Insurance holiday: key points

On 6 September, the government launched its National Insurance Contribution holiday. Under the three-year scheme, eligible new businesses will not have to pay the first £5,000 of Class 1 Employer NICs for each of the first 10 employees they take on in the first 12 months of trading, offering a po...

Date: 17 September 2010   By: Justin Randall - Accountant London

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Investing in your local community

Investment is a common term for most start-ups, usually in the context of technology, buildings or staff training, but what about philanthropic investment? And in particular, should a start-up look to give to the local community when finances are usually so tight?...

Date: 15 September 2010   By: Matt Bird

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Tap into graduate potential

We’ve all heard the news that times are tough for graduates, suffering from cut-backs in jobs and graduate schemes due to the ever-present state of the economy. While bad for ex-students, this is potentially good news for employers as there is a massive pool of keen and well-educated young peop...

Date: 15 September 2010   By: Anita Brook