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What can happen if you file your tax return after the deadline

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines! There is nothing like a good deadline to get you motivated, especially when it comes to that glorious time of year when taxes are due. Still, as we all get busy with our daily lives and other obligations, that 31 January deadline can creep up on us and leave us scram...

Date: 30 January 2013   By: Laura Ginn

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5 top tips for sorting out your self-assessment

Business owners take note. The self assessment deadline is fast approaching and if you haven’t filed by midnight on 31 January expect hefty fines from HMRC. Although many can take it in their stride, for the uninitiated, completing a self assessment can be a daunting affair – especially if...

Date: 30 January 2013   By: Guest contributor

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3 essential tips on how to close a deal

Negotiators tend to get stuck when it comes time to close a deal when they keep hearing "no". There are some simple tricks you can learn to help increase your closing rate. Here are three tips that will turn that "no" into a "yes".

Date: 24 January 2013   By: Alisha Webb

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Why you must be able to manage risk

The idea of entrepreneurship and the real-life, day-to-day experiences of entrepreneurship are two vastly different things. In my first serious venture our team raised $250,000 for an online financial technology start up, which was focused on educating and assisting investors to develop asset-manage...

Date: 23 January 2013   By: Danielle Thomas

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Funding options for start-ups

The business plan is going well, your idea seems to have feet but you face a major problem. You need money to get your new business off the ground.

Date: 21 January 2013   By: Erin Walls

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The business benefits of a weekly sort-out

Part of the job of running your own business is figuring out how you can get ahead of the game. You need to have processes or systems that can focus on you finding cuter/smarter/cleverer ways of doing things. You must find ways that are cuter/smarter/cleverer than the way your competitors do things.

Date: 17 January 2013   By: Robert Craven

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10 tips for starting an online business

Starting an online business is not an easy undertaking, there are many considerations to take into account before you even get your new business off the ground. Often new businesses fail because they don’t plan adequately or neglect to consider the magnitude of the task ahead of them. Here are ...

Date: 17 January 2013   By: Oliver Ewbank

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Sharing an office - a great workspace solution?

If you are a home-based start up looking to move into your first commercial property, renting a desk in a shared office can be a great workspace solution.

Date: 10 January 2013   By: Peter Ames