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Date: 19 November 2020


2020 Google Ad spend research

Date: 17 November 2020


How unusual start up businesses can work

Date: 16 November 2020


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When to list your business on the stock exchange

You could grow your business by joining the stock exchange. But what is the stock exchange, how do you join and what are the benefits and pitfalls?

Date: 12 November 2020 By:

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Is it time to switch your start up's broadband provider?

Sometimes cost cutting and making do damages your growth prospects. Moving to a new broadband provider could provide the platform you need for the next phase of business growth.

Date: 10 November 2020 By:

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Starting up - if not now, when?

Many people harbour the dream of starting their own business but delay as the timing doesn't feel right. Discover why there's no time like the present.

Date: 6 November 2020 By:

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Ten ways to make your money go further with your smartphone

Smartphones are ubiquitous these days, but many don't know how they can make their money go further using their phone.

Date: 28 October 2020 By:

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Running a business - as easy as riding a bike?

What makes a successful business? Is it all about profit? Discover how business success is about far more than profit and how aligning your personal vision and business can propel business success.

Date: 22 October 2020 By:

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Seven steps to creating a solid brand

A solid brand stands out from your competitors increasing sales and customer loyalty. Learn how to develop your own stand-out brand.

Date: 21 October 2020 By:

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How to take payments as a start up

Getting paid is crucial as a small business. The more payment methods you can offer customers the easier it is for them to pay you. Discover the business benefits of using a card reader.

Date: 21 October 2020 By:

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Employment Allowance for start up businesses explained

The Employment Allowance enables small businesses to reduce their Class 1 NICs. Discover what the Employment Allowance is and whether your business qualifies.

Date: 20 October 2020 By:

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Alternative funding options for start ups and how to apply

You need more than just a good idea when starting a business. You will need start up funding too. Here are five possible funding sources you could consider.

Date: 12 October 2020 By:

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Ten key financial performance indicators every start up business should track

Business key performance indicators (KPIs) help you measure and monitor the performance and growth of your company. Discover ten key KPIs you need to track.

Date: 7 October 2020 By:

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How to reduce the cost of small business foreign exchange

A guide to the savings and protections a small business could benefit from by using a money transfer company to make and received overseas money transfers.

Date: 7 October 2020 By:

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How to help staff post virus: The impact of mental health issues on the UK workforce

The coronavirus pandemic has created a mental health crisis. Psychotherapist Noel McDermott offers his advice on how you can support staff in the wake of the virus.

Date: 6 October 2020 By:

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How to build a CSR strategy for your start up business

All businesses have an impact on the people and environment around them. Creating a corporate social responsibility strategy demonstrates you take your responsibilities seriously. Discover how to create your CSR strategy.

Date: 6 October 2020 By:

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What is a Self Service Kiosk and what benefits does it provide?

Businesses are always looking for new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs without diminishing the customer experience. Could a self service kiosk be the answer?

Date: 5 October 2020 By:

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Management training in the age of COVID-19

A look at the future of management training in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and what it means for employers, managers and training providers.

Date: 29 September 2020 By:

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Six reasons to continue working remotely after COVID

The COVID-19 crisis has forced the government to ask employees to work at home if they can once again. Here are six reasons remote working is good for business.

Date: 28 September 2020 By:

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How to stay positive during lockdown

As the UK Government announces new restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus, Mark Williams of Dead Good Content shares some tips for staying positive during lockdown.

Date: 23 September 2020 By:

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