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Why you need to focus on your intangible assets if you want to grow in the upturn

As the recovery begins, it's a sobering thought that because they have become reconditioned by a common ‘batten-down-the-hatches’ approach to recession, few companies are likely to be engineered for growth. The repercussions could be fatal.

Date: 29 January 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Why it pays to fund your own new business

Running your own business can be exciting, draining, liberating, stressful and satisfying – all at the same time. Doing it without outside investment can be a risky proposition, but with risk comes reward. While some people might view having a small budget as a disadvantage when starting a busi...

Date: 28 January 2014   By: Guest contributor

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A flexible working world?

There’s no denying that as a working population we are experiencing the throes of a revolution – and a flexible one at that. The concept of flexible working is one that is rapidly emerging, resulting in the adaptation of the traditional workspace as we knew it.

Date: 23 January 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Why it pays to pick the right business phone number

Choosing the right telephone number for your business is vital because it says a great deal about you. But if you don’t know your 01s, 02s, and 03s from your 0800s and 084s or the potential costs to you and your callers, it can be a minefield. Here’s a guide that should help you choose cor...

Date: 20 January 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Top tips for boosting staff morale this winter

With little or no daylight outside of work, it’s perhaps easy to understand why people’s morale descends into the abyss during winter.

Date: 14 January 2014   By: Guest contributor

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How to keep your business's head above water

I ask every audience I talk in front of one key question: “What’s the most important thing to measure if you want to find out how well your business is doing?”...

Date: 13 January 2014   By: Robert Craven

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Riding the storm - what to do if your business is affected by bad weather

Being British, we do love to complain about the weather. However, over the last few months we’ve seen an unusually high number of storms, bringing with them strong winds, torrential rain, and tidal surges.

Date: 9 January 2014   By: Hannah Tonge

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The cost of doing business

Business costs continued to rise during 2013, with energy costs still the most commonly seen increase among small businesses, according to the national business group, the Forum of Private Business.

Date: 8 January 2014   By: Guest contributor