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How much do you know about your website visitors?

If you have a business website with Google Analytics enabled, it can be fascinating to see how your customers and potential customers interact with you online. But that’s just a drop in the ocean in terms of competitive intelligence analysis. It can be a complex and expensive endeavour, but if ...

Date: 22 May, 2013   By: Helen Major

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How to be a successful B&B owner

Some of us have always dreamt of having our own business, but not all of us go through with it. For those who do, it can be a real labour of love.

Date: 20 May, 2013   By: Guest contributor

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So you want to set up a business?

The short answer is, do it. The longer answer is…...

Date: 13 May, 2013   By: Mark Young

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Starting an online business: an optician's view

As an optician I had a well-respected and secure job that paid the bills and gave me a very comfortable lifestyle, but it never quite gave me the fulfilment I was looking for.

Date: 13 May, 2013   By: Tim Harwood

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Start-up funding for aspiring young entrepreneurs

The Start-Up Loans Company, part of the government’s solution to help kick-start enterprise in England and create more jobs for 18-30 year olds, is being championed by tech whizz kid and serial entrepreneur Josh Buckley (@joshbuckley), CEO of gaming giant MinoMonsters. Although born and raised ...

Date: 13 May, 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Giving online retailers a shop window

As an online retailer, how do you know how your product is going to sell in the 'offline' market?...

Date: 08 May, 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Exporting to China: advice for start-ups

Ten years ago it was all about importing from China, but today businesses talk about China's market potential. However, few exporting start-ups know anything about how to get started, the various potential pitfalls or how to pitch a product for the demanding Chinese market.

Date: 07 May, 2013   By: Fredrik JA Groenkvist

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Health and safety advice for new businesses

One of the most important things to consider when setting up your new business, whether it’s accountancy or building, is health and safety. But don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be complex, just be sure to seek professional advice if ever you are unsure about your responsibilities...

Date: 02 May, 2013   By: Guest contributor