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Date: 22 July 2021


Three different ways to finance a commercial property purchase

Date: 20 July 2021


Three asset management challenges you will need to overcome

Date: 15 July 2021


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How to use email marketing to grow your business

Email marketing might have been around for ages, but that doesn't mean it no longer has a place in modern marketing strategies. Find out how it can help your business grow.

Date: 12 July 2021 By:

Gareth Southgate celebrates

Leadership lessons from the England manager

Six business lessons that small business managers can learn from the management style of England manage, Gareth Southgate.

Date: 9 July 2021 By:

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Common shipping concerns and how to solve them

With the explosion of ecommerce, shipping has become a pressing issue for many small businesses. Solve the three most common problems when shipping your goods via a courier.

Date: 24 June 2021 By:

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How to improve your business premises

From paintwork to lighting, cleanliness to signage - there are many factors that contribute to the impression your premises make.

Date: 23 June 2021 By:

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Making money online: when your hobby becomes taxable income

What are your obligations when your hobby becomes a source of income? Learn how much you can earn before tax is payable and how to pay.

Date: 22 June 2021 By:

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Eight steps to recruiting qualified candidates for your small business

Top tips to help you find the right candidates for your job vacancy that will help your business continue to grow successfully.

Date: 22 June 2021 By:

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Tips to improve your company finances

Starting and running a successful business is only possible with sufficient start up funds and robust financial management. These tips will help improve your company's finances.

Date: 21 June 2021 By:

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Ensuring your business premises appeals to all

Top tips on how to make your business premises appealing to both employees and customers

Date: 14 June 2021 By:

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How indoor mapping can help maintain a safe workplace post-COVID

Social distancing looks likely to remain as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology in the form of mapping can help keep staff and customers safe.

Date: 3 June 2021 By:

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Your lockdown exit plan

As lockdown measures are lifted, many businesses are reopening. Discover why and how a lockdown exit plan can help.

Date: 17 May 2021 By:

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Solving the payments conundrum

Advice for those starting a small sole-trader business on the challenges ahead - from find suitable services and tech, attracting customers to receiving payments.

Date: 17 May 2021 By:

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The true cost of a business server. Less than you think!

There comes a time when a business will benefit from a server. With these top tips it needn't cost the earth.

Date: 17 May 2021 By:

An entrepreneur worries about his business overheads

Burning through start-up cash? Stop!

Money is tight when you're starting up. Learn some simple techniques that can help you avoid stretching your small business finances.

Date: 13 May 2021 By:

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Why your small business water bill might need attention

Water is essential to the operation of many businesses but that doesn't mean you should overpay for your supply. Tips to reduce your bills.

Date: 13 May 2021 By:

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What to consider when taking on a co-founder

Taking on a co-founder can add new skills and experience to your team. Discover what you should look for to ensure you find the right person.

Date: 11 May 2021 By:

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What business insurance do I need for a limited company?

Business insurance overview for new businesses. Discover which insurance coverage you may require when starting up.

Date: 7 May 2021 By:

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Tax implications when starting a business

When you start a business, you become responsible for reporting and paying your own tax and National Insurance via Self Assessment.

Date: 7 May 2021 By:

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