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Are start-up business plans a total waste of time?

A recent survey carried out by business software provider Exact suggests that more than a third of the UK’s 4.9m SMEs don't have a business plan and “they could be missing out on an extra 20% of profit as a result”.

Date: 30 April, 2014   By: Mark Williams

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Are your beliefs holding your business back?

Beliefs drive reality and they are intrinsically linked to our values – the things that are most important to us. What you believe to be true you make right by finding evidence to support it. ...

Date: 28 April, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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The benefits of making friends with your competitors

It’s natural to see your competitors as the enemy. In reality, though, they’re not  (ignorance and blindness-to-change are what you should really be watching out for). At Cartridgesave.co.uk, we’ve found that building relationships with our competitors has been invaluable in terms ...

Date: 24 April, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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How to be an exceptionally successful business

Would you be interested in working harder and smarter on your business if you knew that it would be very easy to do better than 80% of the people in your sector?...

Date: 22 April, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Don't let bookkeeping become a burden for your start-up

For most start-ups, bookkeeping might seem like a daunting task. However, when carried out properly, up-to-date financial records can bring about huge benefits to a business. ...

Date: 15 April, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Streamlining processes with everyone on the same IT page

When I started my business, the biggest drain on my resources was time. Many people say the flexibility of being your own boss is a major reason why they start up, but budding business owners be warned – it could be a while before that flexibility comes into play.

Date: 14 April, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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How to free up your time so you can grow your business

There are only so many hours in a day and there’s only so much you can charge for your products or services. Once your start-up hits these inherent ceilings, you’re at full capacity in terms of financial return. You’re probably near the end of your tether, too. But there is a way to e...

Date: 10 April, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Sophi Tranchell of Divine Chocolate on how to set up a successful social enterprise

Sophi Tranchell, managing director of Divine Chocolate, shares her tips for starting a social enterprise that will not only survive, but also prosper in a global market. ...

Date: 09 April, 2014   By: Guest contributor