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Why business owners should go to the casino and save us all a lot of trouble

I have just read an article claiming that 10% of companies that America’s top ten venture capital firms or VCs [ie private equity firms] invest in actually succeed. This correlates exactly with the yardstick that VCs and seed corn capitalists I know use. 10%!...

Date: 26 September, 2012   By: Robert Craven

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An enterprising antidote to graduate gloom

Coinciding with graduation ceremonies taking place up and down the country, the news that the UK economy has slipped deeper into a double-dip recession is a far from ideal way to welcome graduates of the class of 2012 into the world of work.

Date: 20 September, 2012   By: Andrew Devenport

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10 top tips for avoiding bad debts

Since the credit crunch first began to bite, some UK businesses have had to extend their agreed payment dates and terms, which means that some firms now face waiting as long as five months for payment. The average time it takes for businesses to settle their bills after agreed terms has also extende...

Date: 19 September, 2012   By: Christopher Moore

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The rise of entrepreneurial spirit in the UK

Entrepreneurial spirit in the UK is thriving, with one in four people wanting to start a business, according to new research published by business software and services provider Sage.

Date: 17 September, 2012   By: John Davis

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Want to get your business online?

An online presence is essential for modern businesses. The chance to reach a global customer base and to be ‘open’ 24/7 gives you a great advantage over the traditional high street set up. Sounds good, but what you need to know is just HOW to get your website online. Here are the key thing...

Date: 12 September, 2012   By: Sally Tomkotowicz

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Why every small business needs a plan

A business plan is the equivalent of a roadmap for businesses. It is a document that provides vision, goals and benchmarking. It creates momentum and also provides an opportunity for a reality check – what worked last year, where the gaps are and what next year is going to look like.

Date: 10 September, 2012   By: John Davis

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Why aren't there more women at board level? Discuss

I was a bit worried when I saw that Hilary Devey was investigating why more women don’t get to the top in business on BBC2. I have to confess that I thought she might have pulled the ladder up behind her.

Date: 07 September, 2012   By: Rachel Miller

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How to reduce your energy bills

If you’ve started a small business recently, you’ll know how hard you have to work to succeed, especially in these times. Luckily, there are ways to save money on running your business, money that can either be reinvested or spent in your local community to help grow the economy. Saving mo...

Date: 07 September, 2012   By: James Newhouse