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Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Date: 4 December 2019

By: BananaPrint

Common tech mistakes your start-up needs to avoid

Date: 4 December 2019

By: Philip Piletic

Why business loan applications get denied - and how to fix it

Date: 3 December 2019

By: Tiffany Wagner

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: Edwin Owusu-Peprah

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: Edwin Owusu-Peprah

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: Osome

A young entrepreneur smiles proudly on the premises of her own small business.
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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: Tom Welbourne, The Good Marketer

A creative team at an agency collaborate on an SEO project for a client.
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How to start up your own SEO agency

Despite SEO services being hotly in demand, many agencies start up only to fail. How to make a successful go of things - the steps to follow.

Date: 4 November 2019 By: Jessica Williams

Two female entrepreneurs set up their first business website with WordPress and choose a hosting provider.
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How your hosting provider can affect WordPress site security

If you’re building a WordPress site for your start-up, you need to choose a hosting provider. Your options, and how each one compares for security.

Date: 4 November 2019 By: Mary Derosa

An entrepreneur works from home at her kitchen table after quitting her job to go self-employed.
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Going self-employed: what to consider before you quit your job

It’s exciting to strike out on your own - but not always easy. Before handing in your notice, makes sure you‘ve considered these three implications.

Date: 4 November 2019 By: Richard Parker, 3 Wise Bears

An entrepreneur shakes hands with an estate agent, having found the perfect new office space.
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Six things to consider when looking for business premises

If you’re just starting up, it’s tempting to move into the first commercial space that’s halfway affordable - but wait. Read these tips first.

Date: 31 October 2019 By: Emma Hull, Pure Commercial Finance

A businesswoman looks at her computer in disbelief, realising she’s paying for unnecessary software.
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How much are you spending on unnecessary software?

The average office computer has more than £200 of unnecessary software installed on it. Five free solutions that could do the job just as well.

Date: 29 October 2019 By: Tom Welbourne, The Good Marketer

Two colleagues in a modern office discuss their organic and paid search marketing strategies.
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How to promote your business with search marketing

Every business, new or old, needs to manage its online presence and keep driving traffic to its website. Using search marketing to get found.

Date: 29 October 2019 By: Digital Marketing Jobs

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Three tips for handling the paper tax return deadline

With 31 October fast approaching, Mike Parkes from GoSimpleTax explains how to prepare your paper Self Assessment return and file with confidence.

Date: 24 October 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

A pile of discarded plastic bottles and packaging that has been washed up on a beach - eco-unfriendly packaging concept.
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It's not easy being green: reducing plastic waste

We're facing a global climate crisis - and plastic pollution is one of the biggest culprits. But producers are thinking up some innovative solutions.

Date: 23 October 2019 By: James Woollard, Polythene UK

Casually-dressed employees chatting and working in a creative small business
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Why working for a small business could be a big career move

While big businesses have historically been a magnet for talented candidates, SMEs may offer more autonomy and room to grow. How to make the choice.

Date: 18 October 2019 By: Siobhan Nutt

An entrepreneur delivers parcels from his van, running a thriving courier business.
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How to start up and grow your own courier firm

With the rise in online shopping, logistics is a growth industry - and you could have a piece of the action. Building a successful delivery business.

Date: 2 October 2019 By: Luke Davies

A cybercriminal hacks into a business computer system and exploits sensitive data.
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Three smart cybersecurity tips for start ups

Like it or not, hackers are always on the lookout for ways to exploit your precious data. Keep them locked out of your systems with these tips.

Date: 2 October 2019 By: Reciprocity Labs

An interior designer is working with architect's drawings, material and colour samples representing self-employment concept
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Do I need to register as a self-employed sole trader?

Do you know your employment status and what do you need to do if you have earnings from self-employment? Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through.

Date: 18 September 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

A busy ecommerce entrepreneur fulfils lots of orders received through his online shop.
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Where to start with multi-channel marketing

Getting customers flocking to your online business is more complicated than just offering quality products. Why multi-channel marketing is a must.

Date: 11 September 2019 By: Alexa Coleman

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