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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 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:

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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:

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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:

Why we should we all be buying local
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Why we should all be buying local

After this year's Small Business Saturday, we look at why supporting and celebrating the UK's independent businesses is good for everyone.

Date: 14 December 2018 By:

What to consider when buying a franchise
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What to consider when buying a franchise

Becoming a franchisee means you can buy into a brand that's established and proven to be successful. The perks and drawbacks of franchising.

Date: 22 November 2018 By:

Four steps to digital start-up success
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Four steps to digital start-up success

Strong competition, fear of the unknown and poor digital literacy holds back many potential entrepreneurs. Don't worry - start with these simple tips.

Date: 17 October 2018 By:

Five big lessons to boost your start-up success
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Five big lessons to boost your start-up success

Learn from those entrepreneurs who've been there and done it. Gemma Went shares five essential pieces of business advice to help your start-up soar.

Date: 1 October 2018 By:

Make online payments secure for your customers
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Make online payments secure for your customers

If you're starting up an ecommerce store, it's vital to get the payments process right. Anna Sainsbury describes the four security basics.

Date: 30 April 2018 By:

Start-ups can’t afford to leave SEO until later
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Start-ups can't afford to leave SEO until later

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is essential for any online business. But if you are starting up, you need to get your SEO right from launch.

Date: 7 February 2017 By:

Man holding a birds nest full of eggs - what can a business incubator do for your start-up?
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What can a business incubator do for your start-up?

Business incubators can inspire, support and guide start-ups. Tim Allsop explains how an incubator helped his business get off the ground.

Date: 30 January 2017 By:

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Tackling the legal minefield when you set up a business

Jonathan Wall of law firm Burton Copeland explains key legal issues for start-ups, including business structure, insurance, tax and data.

Date: 11 July 2016 By:

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