Start Up blog

Setting up your small business network

Date: 21 June 2018

By: Peter Carrington

Developing an app for your start-up

Date: 18 June 2018

By: BingDigital

VAT made simple for trade businesses

Date: 13 June 2018

By: Ben Dyer

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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