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Think big: How to unlock new areas of your market

Date: 24 January 2020

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Three golden rules to help you convert 90% of your leads

Date: 23 January 2020

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Four benefits of using a virtual data room

While you can lock hard-copy files in a secure room, you can’t do the same for digital ones. How a virtual data room can keep your business data safe.

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A successful blogger works from a coffee shop and earns money from sponsored posts.
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Get paid for blogging - what you need to know

Blogging has become a legitimate career path, with people all over the world making a living from their site. Some tips on making it work for you.

Date: 20 January 2020 By:

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Banishing the blues: Protecting the mental health of employees

Up to 30% of employees will experience a mental health problem in any one year. Workplace measures can help identify and reduce mental health issues.

Date: 15 January 2020 By:

A young entrepreneur sets up her first business in a home office.
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Invoicing basics: Set up your start up for success

To be successful, your start up needs a solid foundation of efficient systems in place. A great place to start is with your invoicing - read more.

Date: 9 January 2020 By:

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Open plan coworking spaces: the most productive solution for your business?

The popularity of coworking spaces is undeniable but they're not without their pitfalls. Todor Madzharov of MEAVO shares six coworking considerations.

Date: 7 January 2020 By:

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Self assessment tax return tips: filling in the form fast

If you haven’t submitted a self assessment before, it can be a tricky experience - and you’ll need to allow more time than you think. Three pro tips.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:

A cheerful entrepreneur relaxes after completing her self assessment tax return with time to spare.
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Five tips for avoiding self assessment panic

Are you one of those who leaves their online tax return till the very last possible moment? Save yourself the stress this year with these simple tips.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:

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Podcast - exporting and the role of export finance

Interview with David Priestley, Head of Export Finance Managers at UKEF and Adam Castleton CEO of Startle about the challenges of exporting and obtaining export finance.

Date: 17 December 2019 By:

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From start-up to "start again": do you need a whole new office?

From UK business hubs to European hotspots, a new location could give your business a new lease of life. Why a fresh start might be just the thing.

Date: 16 December 2019 By:

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Ten things we learned from the Donut blogs in 2019

The Donut Blogs have shared many great tips and nuggets of small business advice. We share ten things you could have learned from the blogs in 2019.

Date: 6 December 2019 By:

A smiling female entrepreneur proudly hands her new business card to a client.
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Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Designing a business card can be easy with online card templates - but how can you choose the best provider? Look for these three features.

Date: 4 December 2019 By:

A small business owner is frustrated by his slow website speed and other tech issues.
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Common tech mistakes your start-up needs to avoid

Small niggles with your business tech can become big issues over time - translating into bigger bills, lost customers and wasted opportunities.

Date: 4 December 2019 By:

An entrepreneur is shocked and upset after finding out her business loan application was rejected.
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Why business loan applications get denied - and how to fix it

There may be more funding options out there these days - but it can still be challenging to get a business loan. What to do if you get turned down.

Date: 3 December 2019 By:

A stressed and exhausted worker is overwhelmed by paperwork in his office.
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Why employee wellbeing isn’t a workplace fad

Make sure you’re not just paying lip service to employee health and happiness. Why you need to take staff wellbeing seriously - and how to do it.

Date: 2 December 2019 By:

Chairs, desks, computers, files and folders packed up ready for an office move.
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Ensure your next office move is the right one

If you’re thinking that the grass looks greener when it comes to your business premises, here’s how to improve your chances of making a smart move.

Date: 2 December 2019 By:

A happy business owner after a meeting with his bank manager.
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Choosing a business bank account for your start-up

You don’t have to get a business bank account when you start up - but the features on offer could make it worthwhile. Choosing the best provider.

Date: 28 November 2019 By:

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Essential marketing tips for start-ups

All successful small businesses need to understand their audience, market, value proposition and more. Here’s a quick guide to getting started.

Date: 22 November 2019 By:

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