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How small businesses can learn from each other in changing times

Date: 6 August 2020

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The art of cold calling

Date: 5 August 2020

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Five tips for launching a new food product fast

Date: 4 August 2020

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Top 20 ideas for starting a trade business

Do you have a skilled trade? You could start your own trade business with these top trade business ideas.

Date: 28 July 2020 By:

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Tips to protect staff working overseas

Sometimes it is necessary to send staff to work overseas - be it for a sales trip or overseas exhibition or more permanently. Make sure you follow these tips to ensure it goes smoothly.

Date: 27 July 2020 By:

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Going self employed? Here's what you need to know

Deciding to become self employed is not just a simple case of find work and invoicing clients. You will have tax obligations too. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through.

Date: 27 July 2020 By:

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Seven new business ideas for lovers of the great outdoors

If you're sick of the 9-5 and are looking for a more adventurous future, you might consider starting a business. We share seven business ideas for the adventurous, the active and the lovers of the great outdoors.

Date: 22 July 2020 By:

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Six essential things you need when starting a business

Starting a new business is a challenge but it can be made much easier if you have these six elements in place.

Date: 22 July 2020 By:

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Four ways a virtual office helps you start a business

If you have a great business idea but limited funds, a virtual office could help you get it off the ground with some surprising benefits.

Date: 20 July 2020 By:

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Five new delivery business ideas

Five new delivery business ideas.

Date: 16 July 2020 By:

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Ten new business ideas for car enthusiasts and petrolheads

Self-confessed car enthusiast or 'petrolhead'? These start up business ideas could help you start the business of your dreams.

Date: 15 July 2020 By:

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12 new business ideas for foodies

Discover 12 business ideas for food lovers.

Date: 14 July 2020 By:

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Six tools for launching an online business

If you're looking to launch an online business, there are a range of online tools that can help. We look at six of the best apps for starting an online business.

Date: 14 July 2020 By:

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Five profitable ways to promote your start up

Five profitable ways to promote your start up

Date: 8 July 2020 By:

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13 tips for taking your business international

Entering an overseas market is not straightforward. There are many aspects to consider. These 13 tips to entering an overseas market will set you off on the right foot.

Date: 7 July 2020 By:

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What building blocks do you need for your business model?

Discover the nine elements that form a business model canvas and why it is important you establish your business model before starting your business.

Date: 6 July 2020 By:

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A guide to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

With the deadline for th first grant approaching, this guide explains the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), who qualifies for it and how to claim.

Date: 6 July 2020 By:

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Five reasons staff holidays could be good for your business

The vast majority of your workers are entitled to statutory paid leave. While this may leave you short of staff the benefits of staff holidays can more than compensate for any inconvenience it may cause.

Date: 2 July 2020 By:

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A business a bit closer to home

Five ways your home could become a money-making business

Date: 30 June 2020 By:

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Your guide to going self employed

Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through the process of becoming self employed.

Date: 30 June 2020 By:

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