Start Up blog

Would your business survive a pandemic?

Date: 11 December 2018

By: Ideal Response

How to help employees who are struggling with debt

Date: 10 December 2018

By: Creditfix

Coworking and knowledge sharing - what could you learn?

Date: 4 December 2018

By: Flexioffices

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Before Google: How we used to find the answers

Where did we find answers before Google? Information search through the ages – from encyclopaedias and Yellow Pages to Ceefax and AQA.

Date: 6 November 2017   By: Yell Business

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Why it's not too early to prepare for Brexit

By doing a detailed risk analysis now, you can mitigate against any negative effects of Brexit and you could even benefit from new opportunities.

Date: 21 August 2017   By: Nigel Ransom

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How to make change work in your business

Business change is not just about cost-cutting; by focusing on adding value and keeping staff on side you can increase profits says Clive Hyman.

Date: 18 May 2017   By: Clive Hyman

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Mindfulness for small businesses

Mindfulness gives you the time and space to be innovative and creative. Tom Evans explains how meditation can open doors and boost your business.

Date: 13 January 2017   By: Tom Evans

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What is a business plan?

A business plan is ‘a formal statement of business goals’. But what exactly does that mean? And, more importantly - does every new business need a plan?

Date: 12 December 2016   By: Mark Ellis

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Crunch time: how small firms manage big change

Dealing with big changes such as shifting customer behaviour is not easy but small firms can have the edge over bigger rivals says Jean Gamester.

Date: 26 October 2016   By: Jean Gamester

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Three ways successful people achieve their new year's goals

88% of those who set New Year's resolutions fail to achieve them. The question is why? And what can we learn from those who achieve their goals?

Date: 11 January 2016   By: Guest contributor

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Need start-up funding? First get your business plan right

Not everyone understands the relationship between the business plan and fundraising. OGS Capital asked their most successful businesses for tips.

Date: 11 January 2016   By: Guest contributor

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A very different version of success

When your fast-growing business is on a winning streak, life is great. When things go wrong - it doesn't feel so good.

Date: 5 October 2015   By: Robert Craven

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How to control business expansion and manage sustainable growth

Growth is often a difficult concept for start-ups: how do you control the expansion of your business and manage sustainable growth?

Date: 28 September 2015   By: Guest contributor

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Four ways to make your small business look bigger

Giving the impression that your business is larger than it actually is could help you reach more customers and compete with the big players.

Date: 25 June 2015   By: Guest contributor

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Make start-up growth easy with six simple tips

You have an awesome product, but now it's time to scale. Other than word of mouth, how are you planning on bringing users to your product? Six tips.

Date: 18 May 2015   By: Guest contributor

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Three top tips for an effective business plan

Not only is a business plan the single most important document you need in order to attract potential investors to help fund your business, it also lays out clear objectives and strategies that act as a blueprint for your success.

Date: 7 January 2015   By: Guest contributor

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Ten more things you could have learned from our blog in 2014

1 “It’s natural to see your competitors as the enemy. In reality, they’re not  (ignorance and blindness-to-change are what you should really be watching out for). We’ve found that building relationships with our competitors has been invaluable in terms of support and knowledge...

Date: 15 December 2014   By: Mark Williams

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Ten things you could have learned from our blog in 2014

1. "Devise a simple 'unexpected circumstances' plan. Detail who does what, when and where, should things go awry. Prepare a temporary office in advance if there's a risk you can't get to your usual one. Make sure employees can work from home if necessary. Send your people home early if conditions wo...

Date: 10 December 2014   By: Mark Williams

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Should the focus be on ‘scale-ups’ rather than start-ups?

A new report commissioned by the Information Economy Council (a joint initiative between the Government and the private sector) argues that resources should be focused on helping “scale-ups”, because this could “contribute a million new jobs and an additional £1 trillion to UK econ...

Date: 1 December 2014   By: Mark Williams

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Ten strategic imperatives for every business

There are 10 key strategic imperatives every business needs to understand if it’s to be successful.

Date: 3 November 2014   By: Guest contributor