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Three reasons why you don't have a million pound business

Would you like your business to reach £1m turnover? Most business owners would answer yes, but 96% of them will fail. Only 4% of businesses reach £1m turnover.

Date: 29 September, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Are entrepreneurs born or made?

I’ve often wondered whether you are born an entrepreneur or whether you can you be made into one?...

Date: 22 September, 2014   By: Marc Duke

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Should SMEs look to alternative crowdfunding?

2014 has been heralded as the year for crowdfunding. There are literally hundreds of platforms for people to choose from, but with share-based crowdfunding on the rise, consumers and small businesses are faced with a difficult choice.

Date: 16 September, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Five tips for achieving a healthy work-life balance

For many business owners, striking a happy work-life balance is like finding the pot of gold under the rainbow: it’s something we all strive for but never quite achieve. For anyone who works with family members, it can often seem like nothing more than a fantasy.

Date: 15 September, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Survival of the fittest? A new breed of entrepreneurs rises from the recession.

How do small businesses started during the recession differ from those started before the economic downturn? Hiscox’s DNA of an Entrepreneur Report surveyed 3500 small businesses and the responses identified a new breed of business, dubbed Generation Recession.

Date: 11 September, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Dictator? Grumpy? Leachy? Barely There? Nice? Which type of boss are you?

From the Grumpy Boss to the Barely-There Manager and the “David Brent”, every manager has a different style of management. Officebroker.com looks at ten types of boss. Maybe you’ve worked for one. You may even be one of the following…...

Date: 10 September, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Where do Scotland's business groups stand on independence: 'och aye' or 'och no'?

So, the second televised Scottish independence debate has aired and many commentators awarded a clear points victory to Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond over ‘Better Together’ figurehead Alistair Darling. According to the BBC’s political editor, Nick Robinson: “From the sta...

Date: 08 September, 2014   By: Mark Williams

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The real cost of owning a van - infographic

For many sole traders, their biggest initial outlay is a company van. This infographic from Premierline Direct Insurance looks at the true cost of owning a van over four years.

Date: 04 September, 2014   By: Guest contributor