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How to reach your 'light-bulb' moment

As an SME owner, I know that experiencing that inspirational moment that cements the purpose of your business is essential, but almost painfully difficult to find. The more you panic about finding your ‘Eureka’ moment, the more elusive it can prove to be. However, there are a few sure-fire...

Date: 26 February 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Ten top tips for start-ups

With record numbers of people starting their own new business, hopefully 2014 will be another triumphant year for start-ups in the UK. If you want to make the leap, finding your feet may seem daunting, but don’t let fear prevent you from stepping out on your own. To help those who are thinking ...

Date: 24 February 2014   By: Guest contributor

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How to start accepting Bitcoin donations

Does your business have a blog, website or video channel? If so, you could start asking people who visit your site to start donating Bitcoins.

Date: 19 February 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Five key insights gained by a six-month-old online start-up

In six months of trading our company has been through some pretty turbulent times. In the true spirit of supporting other start-ups small businesses, we’d like others to be able to learn from our experiences. In no particular order, here are five pieces of insight we gained in our first six mon...

Date: 18 February 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Why I set up a community interest company

As a newly fledged social entrepreneur who needed a constituted organisation, but who was also a headstrong and independent sole trader, having to think about boards of directors, reports, red tape, being told what to do and how to do, well, it was never going to be easy. ...

Date: 17 February 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Crowdfunding models explained

With all the hype surrounding crowdfunding, knowing what the different options are and which specific benefits they offer can seem difficult. To help you remember you can use the acronym DREIM, which stands for:...

Date: 13 February 2014   By: Guest contributor

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What's the best way to handle your employees' mistakes?

We all make mistakes – it’s inevitable. In fact, it’s desirable. Unless people are pushing themselves, innovating and taking risks, a business could stagnate. What’s more, an inevitable part of risk-taking is that mistakes will happen.   ...

Date: 10 February 2014   By: Guest contributor

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How to achieve sustainable business growth

With the giant cogs of the British economy finally whirring back into life, many businesses may experience significant growth in 2014. However, for companies to achieve successful and sustainable growth, they must expand with maturity. Here are my top five tips on how to go about it.

Date: 3 February 2014   By: Guest contributor