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How to be a successful technical recruiter

Date: 14 September 2020

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Can investing in a small business be more fruitful?

Date: 10 September 2020

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Eight financial mistakes that could trip your business up

Date: 3 September 2020

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Five considerations when starting a cleaning business

There has been a boom in search traffic looking for professional cleaning services as a result of COVID-19. Here are five considerations if you are thinking of starting your own cleaning company.

Date: 24 August 2020 By:

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Top 20 ideas for starting a trade business

Do you have a skilled trade? You could start your own trade business with these top trade business ideas.

Date: 28 July 2020 By:

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Seven new business ideas for lovers of the great outdoors

If you're sick of the 9-5 and are looking for a more adventurous future, you might consider starting a business. We share seven business ideas for the adventurous, the active and the lovers of the great outdoors.

Date: 22 July 2020 By:

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Five new delivery business ideas

Five new delivery business ideas.

Date: 16 July 2020 By:

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Ten new business ideas for car enthusiasts and petrolheads

Self-confessed car enthusiast or 'petrolhead'? These start up business ideas could help you start the business of your dreams.

Date: 15 July 2020 By:

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12 new business ideas for foodies

Discover 12 business ideas for food lovers.

Date: 14 July 2020 By:

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How to start a career in finance

The global coronavirus pandemic has made some re-consider their career path. If you're thinking of a career in finance, this is what you need to know.

Date: 2 June 2020 By:

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Top ten new business ideas during COVID-19

Discover the top ten business ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 29 May 2020 By:

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Opening up a salon after the coronavirus lockdown?

The salon and spa industry was booming. Could you capitalise on the COVID-19 lockdown by opening a hairdressing salon when restrictions are lifted?

Date: 21 April 2020 By:

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How to make money building WordPress websites

You can start your own side hustle designing and building WordPress websites with these simple steps.

Date: 30 March 2020 By:

A successful tech start-up in their busy office
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Five things a tech start-up needs in 2020

If you are starting a tech company in 2020, what are the key elements you need to succeed?

Date: 26 March 2020 By:

A self-employed taxi driver stands by his car at a taxi rank, waiting for a passenger.
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A guide to self assessment for taxi drivers

Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax provides a step-by-step guide to filing the self assessment tax return for self-employed taxi and Uber drivers.

Date: 20 February 2020 By:

A professional DJ uses a high-end set of turntables equipment in a nightclub.
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Six steps to pursuing a career as a DJ

The road to becoming a professional DJ can be a long and challenging one - but the rewards are worth the work. How to set off in the right direction.

Date: 6 February 2020 By:

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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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How to start up your own SEO agency

Despite SEO services being hotly in demand, many agencies start up only to fail. How to make a successful go of things - the steps to follow.

Date: 4 November 2019 By:

An entrepreneur delivers parcels from his van, running a thriving courier business.
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How to start up and grow your own courier firm

With the rise in online shopping, logistics is a growth industry - and you could have a piece of the action. Building a successful delivery business.

Date: 2 October 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:

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