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Why prevention is better than cure when it comes to getting paid

When do you start chasing a late payment? When the work has been supplied? When the payment terms have passed? When your cash starts drying up?...

Date: 29 November 2012   By: Christopher Moore

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Six social media tips

Lucy Cohen, co-owner of Mazuma (a national service specialising in providing monthly bookkeeping and accountancy services to small businesses and the self-employed), shares her advice on using social media for business.

Date: 28 November 2012   By: Lucy Cohen

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How to maximise cashflow by using trade and invoice finance - webTV show

With business leaders adopting clever business strategies, facing up to the recession has created unexpected opportunities for organisations. A focus on international trade, reshaping culture, outlook and getting innovative about financing has led to companies creating more efficient ways of working...

Date: 23 November 2012   By: Frances Johnson

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Happy National Freelancer Day!

There are about 1.6 million freelancers in the UK — and today is your special day! There are lots of events happening to mark National Freelancer Day (NFD), including parties around the country.

Date: 21 November 2012   By: Rachel Miller

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Getting business funding when times are hard

At a time when money is tight and resources are dwindling, it might be difficult for start-ups and small businesses to locate the funds they need to thrive and expand. It’s a disheartening situation for those that want to get and keep their businesses on the right track. But even in such times,...

Date: 21 November 2012   By: Kimberley de Jong

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What is being done at British universities to inspire budding entrepreneurs?

A new trend is emerging at universities across the UK: students are avoiding the struggle of trying to get a graduate job by embarking on a route to self-employment while studying. According to a recent survey of 1,000 students commissioned by Viking:...

Date: 19 November 2012   By: John Davis

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Social entrepreneurs provide inspiration during Global Entrepreneurship Week

During Global Entrepreneurship Week, at Pickwell Manor in North Devon, a group of students on the CMS Pioneer Leadership Course will learn how to apply models of social enterprise to ideas that seek to enhance the lives of people and communities. The five-day residential is hosted by the Church Miss...

Date: 16 November 2012   By: Church Mission Society

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Why now might be the best time to start your business

In today’s uncertain economic climate, aspiring entrepreneurs would be forgiven for thinking that it is too risky and too complicated to start up their own business.

Date: 16 November 2012   By: Andrew Devenport