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Five advantages when small businesses recruit new staff

Date: 28 July 2021

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Joining the small business ranks

Date: 27 July 2021

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Creating a viable online business

Thousands of entrepreneurs start an online business every year but half fail within five years. Find out how to create a viable online business.

Date: 22 July 2021 By:

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Common shipping concerns and how to solve them

With the explosion of ecommerce, shipping has become a pressing issue for many small businesses. Solve the three most common problems when shipping your goods via a courier.

Date: 24 June 2021 By:

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Making money online: when your hobby becomes taxable income

What are your obligations when your hobby becomes a source of income? Learn how much you can earn before tax is payable and how to pay.

Date: 22 June 2021 By:

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What to consider when taking on a co-founder

Taking on a co-founder can add new skills and experience to your team. Discover what you should look for to ensure you find the right person.

Date: 11 May 2021 By:

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What business insurance do I need for a limited company?

Business insurance overview for new businesses. Discover which insurance coverage you may require when starting up.

Date: 7 May 2021 By:

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First steps to self employment

Many dream of becoming their own boss but worry that the process will be tricky. We share five steps to becoming self-employed.

Date: 26 April 2021 By:

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Grow your revenue with pop up spaces

Many businesses start up as ecommerce businesses. That doesn't mean they have to remain solely online. Find out how your ecommerce business can enter the offline domain with a pop up shop.

Date: 16 April 2021 By:

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Ten grant opportunities and sources of support for female entrepreneurs

Ten sources of grant funding, support, advice and networking opportunities for female-led business and entrepreneurs.

Date: 11 March 2021 By:

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Sustainable start ups: eight ways to make money while protecting the environment

Eight sustainable business ideas that can make money and a positive impact on the environment or society at the same time.

Date: 8 March 2021 By:

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Seven business books for your 2021 wish list

Seven must-read business books, as recommended by our Donut users, for 2021.

Date: 17 December 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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How small businesses can learn from each other in changing times

Ever heard the phrase "A problem shared is a problem halved"? If you're struggling with a particular business challenge, discover how your peers may be able to bring a new perspective or solution that you hadn't considered.

Date: 6 August 2020 By:

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Five tips for launching a new food product fast

Five tips for successfully launching and scaling a new food product business.

Date: 4 August 2020 By:

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Going self employed? Here's what you need to know

Deciding to become self employed is not just a simple case of find work and invoicing clients. You will have tax obligations too. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through.

Date: 27 July 2020 By:

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Six essential things you need when starting a business

Starting a new business is a challenge but it can be made much easier if you have these six elements in place.

Date: 22 July 2020 By:

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Four ways a virtual office helps you start a business

If you have a great business idea but limited funds, a virtual office could help you get it off the ground with some surprising benefits.

Date: 20 July 2020 By:

An attractive businessman is planning his online business using a range of online tools
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Six tools for launching an online business

If you're looking to launch an online business, there are a range of online tools that can help. We look at six of the best apps for starting an online business.

Date: 14 July 2020 By:

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