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Employee mental ill-health - spotting the signs

Date: 22 January 2019

By: Kirsten Cluer

Choosing the best business bank account

Date: 17 January 2019

By: John Ellmore

Are the days of the office numbered?

Date: 17 January 2019

By: Rachael Matthews

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Five start-up office workspace solutions

If you're starting a business, you'll need a base - whether it's a coworking space, your kitchen table, or somewhere else. Some options to consider.

Date: 15 January 2019   By: Kraig Martin

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What the UK could learn from the Seattle start-up scene

When it comes to start-up trends, the US regularly leads the way. Two big lessons that UK start-ups could learn from their Seattle counterparts.

Date: 10 January 2019   By: Ben Harries

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Simple accounting hacks to keep your business afloat

Top accounting hacks to help you keep accurate financial records, prevent cash flow problems and avoid stringent penalties from HMRC.

Date: 9 January 2019   By: Fiona Prior

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Is it possible to plan for post-Brexit?

2019 will no doubt bring challenges for UK businesses - but without a clear idea of what will happen after 29 March, how can you prepare? Start here.

Date: 9 January 2019   By: David Selves

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Do you need an accountant to file your tax return?

Many sole traders would say tax isn't their strongest suit - but is it worth paying an accountant to do your Self Assessment? We look at the options.

Date: 9 January 2019   By: Simple Tax

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How to set up your first business from home

Starting a new business from home avoids the cost and hassle of premises, but there are still practical issues to bear in mind. Where to start.

Date: 21 December 2018   By: Money Gap Ltd

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Mental health in the workplace: are we doing enough?

Although businesses are becoming more aware of workplace wellness, mental ill-health issues are on the rise. How to support your employees.

Date: 20 December 2018   By: Rachael Matthews

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Get to know your employees better

Investing time and effort in communicating with your employees, and finding out what makes them tick, can pay big dividends. Seven steps to follow.

Date: 18 December 2018   By: Aleksandra Simonovikj

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Is your definition of success holding you back?

What does success really mean to you? Miranda Christopher explains why you shouldn't let your conditioning stop you achieving your business goals.

Date: 18 December 2018   By: Miranda Christopher

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Why we should all be buying local

After this year's Small Business Saturday, we look at why supporting and celebrating the UK's independent businesses is good for everyone.

Date: 14 December 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Would your business survive a pandemic?

While most businesses have contingency plans for disasters such as fires, few have considered how they would cope with a pandemic. Here's the lowdown.

Date: 11 December 2018   By: Ideal Response

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How to help employees who are struggling with debt

Personal debt levels are at a record high in the UK, and the stress can have a huge impact on employee wellbeing. How to offer a helping hand.

Date: 10 December 2018   By: Creditfix

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Coworking and knowledge sharing - what could you learn?

Modern coworking spaces bring together a cross-section of generations - creating unforeseen opportunities. What these hubs mean for the way we work.

Date: 4 December 2018   By: Flexioffices

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Three things clients value when visiting a spa

Spas are highly dependent on customer loyalty. Three things you must get right if you want clients to keep coming back - and bring their friends.

Date: 29 November 2018   By: Jamshed Chaudhary

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How to punch above your weight as a small business

We're a risk-averse bunch - and buying from big, established businesses seems like the safest choice. How to persuade prospects to switch to you.

Date: 26 November 2018   By: Clare Runham

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Investing in specialist equipment for your small business

If you need specialised machines for your firm, it's important to get your purchase right - as making the wrong choice could have a long-term impact.

Date: 22 November 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Boost engagement and motivation in your workforce

It's only natural for staff to flag on a Friday - but if they're turning up on Monday looking lacklustre, you have a problem. Here's what to do.

Date: 22 November 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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