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How to be a successful technical recruiter

Date: 14 September 2020

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Can investing in a small business be more fruitful?

Date: 10 September 2020

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Eight financial mistakes that could trip your business up

Date: 3 September 2020

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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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Lifting lockdown: a back-to-work plan

As the number of new cases drops, businesses are starting to plan how they can return to work once the lockdown is lifted. We look at some of the ways you could start to return to work.

Date: 23 June 2020 By:

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Five tips for selling your business in uncertain times

Five tips to bear in mind when selling your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 7 May 2020 By:

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Life on lockdown: the perfect time to scale your side hustle

If you have always dreamt of starting your own business, now might be the perfect opportunity. Branding expert Trudie Avery explains why.

Date: 7 May 2020 By:

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Contracting in the time of COVID-19

The current situation is proving especially hard for the self employed and contractors. What can you do to assist your contractors?

Date: 1 May 2020 By:

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17 ways SMBs can use time wisely during the COVID-19 lockdown

17 things you can do during the COVID-19 isolation period to ensure your business survives and thrives.

Date: 15 April 2020 By:

Before Google: How we used to find the answers
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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:

Why it's not too early to prepare for Brexit
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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:

How to make change work in your business
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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:

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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:

What is a business plan?
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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

Three top tips for an effective business plan
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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:

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