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Cloud computing - the panacea for start-ups?

Go back a few years and the choice of computer systems for start-ups were pretty limited. Typically, a website would be created, some email addresses set up and routed by POP3, while a small server would be used for file and print. It could be a glorified workstation or if the budgets permitted, a s...

Date: 30 September 2013   By: Adrian Case

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Why it pays to think BIG

While you’re outlining the vision for your life, formulate some clear goals and write them down. Not having objectives is like taking a journey but not being sure of the route or the destination. Write down exactly how much you want to earn, how many holidays you want a year and anything else t...

Date: 26 September 2013   By: Guest contributor

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What's hot in the world of start-ups? Infographic

What’s hot in the world of start-ups? Business MBA have produced this infographic summarising the most popular start-ups in the year so far.

Date: 23 September 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Buying a business: key questions answered

The first thing to appreciate is that it is easier to fall out with sellers than to keep them onside. You will get a better buy if you can keep the seller onside at least for as long as possible. Once you fall out, mending fences is impossible.

Date: 23 September 2013   By: David Anderson

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Online business basics for mumpreneurs

One of the things I dislike about popular culture is how complex and nuanced debates are distilled down to black and white. Nowhere is this characterised more effectively than in the debate around working mums. “Can mums have it all?” the media frequently asks – often citing [highly s...

Date: 18 September 2013   By: Chris Barling

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The rise of flexible work in the UK

Flexible working has come a long way since the turn of the century, thanks to new technology that allows people to work when and where they choose.

Date: 17 September 2013   By: Amy Harris

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Managing absence: tackling the top five problems

Most owners will tell you that their business is only as strong as its people, so it’s important that your employees are fit and able to work.

Date: 16 September 2013   By: Guest contributor

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How to be a socially responsible start-up

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) may sound like a concept that is out of reach for many start-ups, but with the right know-how and focus, building responsibility and sustainability into your business from the beginning will help your small business go beyond mere compliance with ethical standar...

Date: 11 September 2013   By: Guest contributor