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Entrepreneur Revolution

As an author of start-up books, I get very jaundiced when I start reading others. It’s professional jealousy and it’s childish. Most of these books (if not all) are better then mine, which reinforces my jealousy. I was prepared to be unimpressed by Entrepreneur Revolution – How to Dev...

Date: 22 July 2013   By: Ron Immink

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Location v facilities - the office space conundrum

In an age when it’s never been more important to differentiate a business from its competitors, it can be all too easy for entrepreneurs and new and growing businesses to become fixated on acquiring the sole lease to a flashy office in the heart of the trendiest part of town.

Date: 19 July 2013   By: Anonymous

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Peer-to-peer lending: a funding solution for your business

With many UK start-ups finding it difficult to fund a new business, there is an alternative lending option that is currently gaining a lot of press coverage in the press for all the right reasons.

Date: 18 July 2013   By: Mark Shaw

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Free sources of market data and research tools

Market research and competitor analysis can be a start-up’s Achilles’ heel. Incorrect conclusions pulled from incomplete or inaccurate research often lead to dire consequences for start-ups that pursue a market segment that was inappropriately analysed.

Date: 17 July 2013   By: David Schmidt

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Big Nev's right - happy people sell

Happy people sell, according to Neville Wilshire, star of The Call Centre, BBC 3’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary. Wilshire may be a little unorthodox in the way he handles his staff, but he makes a very valid point. Happy staff are more productive. Practical jokes, X-Factor style competitions...

Date: 15 July 2013   By: John Sylvester

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The difference between management and leadership?

Should the owner of a growing business be a manager or a leader? The answer to this question is far from straightforward. Many would argue that they should strive to be both, but this is often not the reality, because business owners get dragged down by the pressures of the day-to-day running of ...

Date: 10 July 2013   By: Bob Bradley

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Could P2P lending provide a funding solution for your business?

Research carried out by my company, rebuildingsociety.com, suggests that 26% of people in the UK (or up to 12m) would consider loaning money to UK SMEs by joining a peer-to-peer lending scheme (“P2P”) in 2014, when the sector will be fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (�...

Date: 8 July 2013   By: Guest contributor

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How to lower your business energy costs

In this economic climate businesses everywhere are looking at ways to lower their costs. Your electricity bill is an easy place to start and there are a number of ways you can save money.

Date: 3 July 2013   By: Richard Hughes