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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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Joining the small business ranks

Starting a business is more popular than ever. But what do you need to do to give your small business the best chance of success. Read on.

Date: 27 July 2021 By:

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Leadership lessons from the England manager

Six business lessons that small business managers can learn from the management style of England manage, Gareth Southgate.

Date: 9 July 2021 By:

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Essential factors to consider before buying a pub

If you dream of running your own pub, there are some key considerations before taking the leap. Read the three essential considerations.

Date: 5 May 2021 By:

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How to become a freelancer

Ready to go freelance? Get essential advice and on how to become a full or part-time freelancer, including what equipment and digital tools you need.

Date: 14 April 2021 By:

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The growth of the gaming industry during the pandemic

The pandemic may have brought many industries to their knees, but one has spectacularly bucked the trend. Discover how the gaming industry has fared around the world.

Date: 24 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:

A plumber fixes a leaking U-bend
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Top tips for starting a plumbing business

Start your plumbing trade business off on the right foot to help ensure success and prevent your efforts ending up down the drain.

Date: 14 January 2021 By:

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The most popular business blogs of 2020

The most popular content on the Donut websites on starting and running a business

Date: 17 December 2020 By:

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21 ways to do business better in 2021

Business advice for small firms in 2021; starting a business, marketing, SME finance and technology

Date: 17 December 2020 By:

A woman opens her own florist
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Find your start-up niche

Top tips for identifying your market niche and coming up with new business ideas when starting your entrepreneurial journey.

Date: 17 December 2020 By:

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How to develop as a working professional

Not sure if starting your own business is the right decision? Top tips for achieving your personal career goals as an employee when entrepreneurship isn't right for you.

Date: 7 December 2020 By:

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Should trade businesses do their own accounts?

As a small business, many tradespeople opt to do their own accounts to retain control of their business and reduce overheads. But this could be a mistake. This article explores the pros and cons of doing your own accounts.

Date: 3 December 2020 By:

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The four P's for new entrepreneurs

Starting a business encompasses a wide range of tasks but there are four key elements if you want business success. We share them in this blog.

Date: 2 December 2020 By:

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Six tips for starting a business during the pandemic

Record numbers of people are starting a business, despite the pandemic. We share six tips for making sure any business you start in the current climate is a success.

Date: 2 December 2020 By:

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Three tips for staying well organised

Being well organised allows you to stay in control and get more done. But what do you do when being organised doesn't come naturally? These three tips will help.

Date: 26 November 2020 By:

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Top tips on starting your own business from home

Tips and advice for those considering starting a business from home including advice on finance, business plans and sources of advice.

Date: 25 November 2020 By:

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How to start out as a tradesperson

If you are starting up a business as a tradesperson, there are some essential steps you need to take. Here's how to start out on the right foot.

Date: 19 November 2020 By:

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