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Breaking into new industry sectors

In a global economy, no industry stands alone. Each one is tied together through a network of energies, influences and economies, no matter what or where they are. Today, even wildly different industries aren’t quite as far removed as people might think.

Date: 30 October 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Top 20 business founders' fundamentals

Ideas are in abundance. We all know people with passion, vision, ambition and a real desire to make a difference with their new ventures.

Date: 28 October 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Use a laser jet printer to cut your marketing collateral costs

Think of all the prints the average start-up produces... Flyers to advertise, letterheads, invoices, signs, the list goes on. You may think nothing of it when you phone up your local printer and order hundreds of letterheads, but in reality, it’s another big cost that you could cut.

Date: 23 October 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Even small businesses and start-ups can develop meaningful CSR strategies

I once heard Sir Bob Geldof telling a conference that “you can’t do it all, but you can do your best’, and it inspired me to create my own corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy for my business.   ...

Date: 21 October 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Should you insure your start up?

So you’ve decided to set up your own business. Once the initial jubilation and feeling of liberation passes, trepidation creeps in, as you begin to question whether you’ve made the right decision and where on earth do you even start?...

Date: 16 October 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Three mistakes many start-ups make

When starting a business we're faced with difficult questions and difficult decisions. The importance of asking the right questions cannot be overlooked.

Date: 14 October 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Why your start-up needs an effective social media strategy

If you’re setting up a new business, you will have a lot on your plate and certain things will naturally fall down your list of priorities simply because there isn’t enough time to do everything. It’s easy to consider your social media strategy non-essential, but actually, in this day...

Date: 10 October 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Small firms have a "remote relationship" with their bank

A new report by “workforce management and SME support specialist” Optionis, based on a survey of more than 500 small-business owners, contractors and freelancers, suggests that only one-in-five small firms has received help and advice from their bank, with only one-in-ten regularly receivi...

Date: 9 October 2013   By: Mark Williams