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How to deal with business risks - known and unknown

Running a business is risky business, but how do you deal with risks that you don’t even know exist?...

Date: 30 August 2012   By: Barney Jones

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10 mistakes all new businesses should avoid

Life as an entrepreneur is always a learning process, and you won’t grow without taking risks. Sometimes, you need to trust your judgement, but there are some mistakes you can avoid altogether. Here are 10 common mistakes you need to avoid.

Date: 28 August 2012   By: Liz Madden

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Is laziness holding your business back?

Research commissioned by British bank Aldermore suggests that laziness costs the average Brit almost £17,000 over the course of their lifetime, because too many of us have become used to taking the easier option.

Date: 23 August 2012   By: Mark Williams

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The dangers of using spreadsheets for accounting

In this day and age of cloud computing, mobile apps and so on, the spreadsheet really has had its day when it comes to your accounting system. Why? While it may seem like a very cheap or free option, using an accounting spreadsheet can severely limit your options.

Date: 14 August 2012   By: Elaine Clark

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How to build loyalty and grow your online business

A common way to encourage customers to buy from your online store is with reward schemes. Many of us already use loyalty cards or vouchers when shopping in supermarkets to collect points and redeem them for a few pounds off a future purchase. Everyone benefits: the regular customer feels they are va...

Date: 10 August 2012   By: Simon Armstrong

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How much do you really know about your debtors?

For the majority of SMEs, offering trade credit is essential, but it leaves you vulnerable to debt. Are you often left wondering how much you really know about your debtor when they go beyond your agreed payment terms?...

Date: 7 August 2012   By: Christopher Moore

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The seven-step plan to creating great business ideas

In these challenging times, those who stand out with innovative ideas and approach to business are much more likely to succeed.

Date: 2 August 2012   By: Feven Iyassu

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Which business books should you be taking on holiday?

We normally write an article for the summer break with suggested books for you to consider when you are re-charging your batteries. Due to the weather, we forgot it was summer.

Date: 2 August 2012   By: Ron Immink