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Just as retail footfall increases – store staff want a holiday!

School holidays are traditionally when retailers enjoy increased footfall. Of course, this is also exactly the time when some staff want time off to spend with their kids.

Date: 26 July 2012   By: Clare Rayner

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How much are you paying to your bank each year?

An investigation into the state of the British business banking market by CashFlows (of which I’m founder and CEO), suggests that small businesses are collectively spending more than £2.3bn a year on transaction charges and fees to run their business banking, while simultaneously not being o...

Date: 24 July 2012   By: Nick Ogden

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Meet Dave - the bank manager with a difference

Could the reputation of banks sink any lower?...

Date: 20 July 2012   By: Rachel Miller

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Welcome to the world of netwalking

To many the term “networking” conjures up images of early morning presentations, suits and pushy salespeople. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that a host of networking opportunities now exists that really does offer something for everyone.

Date: 18 July 2012   By: Stuart Russell

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The golden rules of using Facebook for business

Barely an hour goes by these days without some multinational brand desperately appealing to you to ‘Like’ them. Admittedly, this is on their Facebook page rather than them wanting to join you for drinks, but with an estimated 845 million global users, Facebook popularity for a business is ...

Date: 16 July 2012   By: Ken Builder

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Why every small business owner should spare time for a mentor

In a business mentoring relationship, a seasoned business owner meets with a new or potential business owner one-on-one to give advice, focus objectives or simply boost morale.

Date: 12 July 2012   By: John Davis

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10 key tips on avoiding and chasing late payments

A report published last year by Banks automated clearing system (Bacs) suggested that half of all SMEs are experiencing late payments and waiting an average of 28 days beyond agreed invoice payment dates.

Date: 11 July 2012   By: Guest contributor

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A handy HR checklist for July and August

As we’re now into the second half of the year, now is a good time to start planning and get your business ready for what lies ahead. Here is my handy HR checklist of things you should be thinking about over the coming months.

Date: 4 July 2012   By: Margery McBain