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What building blocks do you need for your business model?

Date: 6 July 2020

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A guide to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Date: 6 July 2020

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A business a bit closer to home

Five ways your home could become a money-making business

Date: 30 June 2020 By:

A self-employed carpenter repairs a chair
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Your guide to going self employed

Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through the process of becoming self employed.

Date: 30 June 2020 By:

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How to start a successful business teaching online

Online learning is booming. Discover how to start your own business teaching online.

Date: 21 May 2020 By:

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New business ideas during COVID-19

For many, 2020 will not be remembered as a good year. But for the creative and flexible, there are business opportunities to be explored. Discover some new fields of business.

Date: 20 May 2020 By:

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Five ecommerce optimisation techniques

If you're struggling to convert online sales, these five optimisation techniques can boost online sales.

Date: 23 April 2020 By:

A sunny view of London’s main business district from the other side of Tower Bridge.
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Ten London business events for start ups in 2020

London hosts events throughout the year to allow entrepreneurs to network and keep growing their businesses. We’ve gathered the top picks for 2020.

Date: 2 March 2020 By:

An online white label seller checks stock and packs orders for shipping.
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Six simple reasons to start a white label business

A white label business is a fairly simple concept, and there are many potential benefits to be gained from it. Here are six you should consider.

Date: 11 February 2020 By:

A successful blogger works from a coffee shop and earns money from sponsored posts.
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Get paid for blogging - what you need to know

Blogging has become a legitimate career path, with people all over the world making a living from their site. Some tips on making it work for you.

Date: 20 January 2020 By:

A female entrepreneur sets her business goals for the coming year.
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How to achieve your business goals in 2020

No matter what industry you’re in, the business landscape is a volatile one. The key areas to concentrate on for success in the coming year.

Date: 11 December 2019 By:

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Ten things we learned from the Donut blogs in 2019

The Donut Blogs have shared many great tips and nuggets of small business advice. We share ten things you could have learned from the blogs in 2019.

Date: 6 December 2019 By:

An entrepreneur works from home at her kitchen table after quitting her job to go self-employed.
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Going self-employed: what to consider before you quit your job

It’s exciting to strike out on your own - but not always easy. Before handing in your notice, makes sure you‘ve considered these three implications.

Date: 4 November 2019 By:

An interior designer is working with architect's drawings, material and colour samples representing self-employment concept
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Do I need to register as a self-employed sole trader?

Do you know your employment status and what do you need to do if you have earnings from self-employment? Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through.

Date: 18 September 2019 By:

A bar manager is looking bored at work as his workplace is quiet
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Self-employed? How to make the most of the quiet months

Just because work goes quiet over the summer months, there's still plenty of jobs to do. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax shares some admin you can tackle.

Date: 13 August 2019 By:

A busy entrepreneur fulfils orders from her online shop - ecommerce concept.
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Reach a wider audience with your online store

No matter what you sell online, getting customers to come to you is key. How to work smarter, not harder, when promoting your ecommerce store.

Date: 25 July 2019 By:

A smiling proud café owner starts work in her newly purchased business
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Buying your dream business - five top tips

In these uncertain times, buying a business with a proven track record could be a safe route to success. How to know you’re making the right choice.

Date: 23 July 2019 By:

Two UK business colleagues discuss their start-up venture and make calculations.
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What effect will Brexit have on start-ups?

While some British businesses may feel their potential is being inhibited by Brexit, others may end up benefiting. Is now the right time to start up?

Date: 7 May 2019 By:

Are we doing enough for mental health in the workplace
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Mental health in the workplace: are we doing enough?

Although businesses are becoming more aware of workplace wellness, mental ill-health issues are on the rise. How to support your employees.

Date: 20 December 2018 By:

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