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Don't let your start up get caught out by GDPR

Date: 28 January 2020

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Think big: How to unlock new areas of your market

Date: 24 January 2020

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Three golden rules to help you convert 90% of your leads

Date: 23 January 2020

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A female coffee shop owner looks to expand her operation into new markets.
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Think big: How to unlock new areas of your market

Although you’re trading, that doesn’t mean you’ve fully exploited your market. Some areas you might be ignoring, and how to harness their potential.

Date: 24 January 2020 By:

A tradesperson smiles whilst taking a phone booking for another job
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Three golden rules to help you convert 90% of your leads

Three golden rules to help tradespeople convert more leads and win more business

Date: 23 January 2020 By:

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Podcast - exporting and the role of export finance

Interview with David Priestley, Head of Export Finance Managers at UKEF and Adam Castleton CEO of Startle about the challenges of exporting and obtaining export finance.

Date: 17 December 2019 By:

A smiling female entrepreneur proudly hands her new business card to a client.
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Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Designing a business card can be easy with online card templates - but how can you choose the best provider? Look for these three features.

Date: 4 December 2019 By:

A young entrepreneur smiles proudly on the premises of her own small business.
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Essential marketing tips for start-ups

All successful small businesses need to understand their audience, market, value proposition and more. Here’s a quick guide to getting started.

Date: 22 November 2019 By:

Two female entrepreneurs set up their first business website with WordPress and choose a hosting provider.
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How your hosting provider can affect WordPress site security

If you’re building a WordPress site for your start-up, you need to choose a hosting provider. Your options, and how each one compares for security.

Date: 4 November 2019 By:

A busy ecommerce entrepreneur fulfils lots of orders received through his online shop.
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Where to start with multi-channel marketing

Getting customers flocking to your online business is more complicated than just offering quality products. Why multi-channel marketing is a must.

Date: 11 September 2019 By:

A logistics manager uses a tablet to plan supply chain movements for UK goods.
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What impact will Brexit have on supply chains?

The post-Brexit future for many UK industries remains uncertain - and supply chains aren't immune to the risks. Is there any light on the horizon?

Date: 2 September 2019 By:

Two happy small business co-owners check the improved SEO on their company website.
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SEO - six absolute must-haves for your small business

Finding time to digest conflicting advice on SEO can be tough when you're running a business. Cut the confusion and focus on these six key measures.

Date: 6 June 2019 By:

A mature female is working on a laptop at a desk in her home
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How to make your work-from-home business look professional

There are millions of home-based businesses in the UK. Here are some tips for those businesses on appearing more professional and established.

Date: 25 April 2019 By:

A woman is recording a video marketing message for her website
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Ten ways video marketing can help your business grow

Video marketing is no longer the preserve of big firms. Anyone can make a quick and cheap video and video marketing can help you grow your business.

Date: 5 April 2019 By:

Male SEO expert working on improving the online presence of a client's website
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Do you need to hire an SEO agency?

Many transactions these days start with a quick Google. How the SEO professionals can help you get your site noticed by the search engines.

Date: 7 February 2019 By:

Realise the American dream with your UK business
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Realise the American dream with your UK business

Expanding to the US could be the making of many a British business - but it's not a simple task. How to check whether the signs are right for success.

Date: 19 November 2018 By:

Get started selling with Amazon FBA - infographic
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Get started selling with Amazon FBA - infographic

Businesses that sell via Amazon's fulfilment programme see great results - if they put in the work. This infographic walks you through the key steps.

Date: 8 November 2018 By:

How to deliver bad feedback to employees
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How to deliver bad feedback to employees

If a staff member does a really poor job, or makes a serious mistake, it can be an emotionally-charged situation. How to feed back constructively.

Date: 26 October 2018 By:

Delivering better customer service by phone
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Delivering better customer service by phone

When customers need help fast, nothing beats a phone call to your friendly support team. Try these three tools to supercharge your service.

Date: 19 October 2018 By:

Should your workspace reflect your brand?
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Should your workspace reflect your brand?

Successful branding means creating a consistent visual language - both online and off. How your office space can reinforce your brand identity.

Date: 17 October 2018 By:

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