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Seven reasons for using a VPN in your business

Date: 14 January 2021

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How to find quality copywriting services for your start up

Date: 12 January 2021

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What is data analytics and why is it important for your company?

Date: 8 January 2021

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A small business owner considers whether his business should accept Bitcoin
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Should your small business consider adopting Bitcoin?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies continue their spread across businesses globally. Should your business consider accepting them before you miss the boat?

Date: 6 January 2021 By:

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Four rules for extracting profit from your business

The aim of any entrepreneur is to build a profitable business and draw that value from the business. The trick is deciding when the right time to extract that money is. Discover the four rules.

Date: 14 December 2020 By:

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How to save money when starting a small business

Saving money in the early stages of your business gives you a fighting chance of covering costs while your business becomes established.

Date: 25 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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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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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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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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Can investing in a small business be more fruitful?

Many investors overlook the investment opportunities presented by smaller businesses. This could be a mistake. Learn why investing in a small business can be more fruitful.

Date: 10 September 2020 By:

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Eight financial mistakes that could trip your business up

Your small business finances are arguably one of the biggest challenges you need to manage. We share the eight most common financial mistakes small businesses make.

Date: 3 September 2020 By:

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Five investments to make as a small business

Five key areas where small businesses should consider investment

Date: 5 June 2020 By:

Business partners are going through their bills to explore where they can cut costs
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Simple and effective ways to cut costs

Too many start-up businesses fail to make it past the first year. Control your costs with these simple tips to dramatically improve your business survival chances.

Date: 1 June 2020 By:

Businessman looking at turnover figures to work out whether he needs a business loan.
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When should you borrow money to fund your business

When is borrowing money for your business a good move? Key questions to help you assess when and why you should take a loan.

Date: 20 April 2020 By:

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Five energy-saving hacks for offices

Making a few relatively simple changes in your workplace could significantly reduce your energy bills. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Date: 23 March 2020 By:

A smiling entrepreneur sits in her company car, which has been carefully chosen to give the right impression of her business.
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How to choose the right company car or van

Company vehicles are a must-have for many firms - but choosing the right ones can be difficult. What to consider, from capacity to running costs.

Date: 11 March 2020 By:

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How to manage costs in a new business

You won’t get very far if your new venture runs out of cash. Ensuring your business manages cashflow effectively and is prepared for unexpected costs.

Date: 27 February 2020 By:

A café owner works on his accounts and calculates his cash flow and working capital.
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Looking after your cash flow as a small business

It’s vital to maintain a level of working capital that enables you to push through crunch times and continue to operate. What you need to know.

Date: 14 February 2020 By:

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