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Future Sales are Touch and Go

Is your business geared up for “tap to pay” technology? I’ve just read a report which has Barclaycard claiming that half of UK consumers use contactless payment at least once a month, and according to surveys most of us are … Continue reading

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The Business of Begging

One of the greatest bugbears that besets small businesses and freelancers in the UK is late payment (or non-payment) of invoices – a situation that goes beyond inconvenience and turns entrepreneurs into beggars. How sad to see a business die … Continue reading

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The Do-Good Factor

 Running a small business doesn’t leave you much time or money to spare for philanthropy. Investing in your local community, and facilitating opportunities for your staff to do likewise, can however be a judicious move. Ask any marketing consultant: getting … Continue reading

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Have a Slice of the Pie

The Government wants to give more of its money to small businesses in the form of public sector contracts. Have you thought of putting in a bid to secure a piece of the action for your business?

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Stepping Out into the World

Many small business owners never consider the export market. It’s often viewed as something only large enterprises can afford – and have the capacity – to get involved in. Going international, though, could bring benefits way beyond just an increase … Continue reading

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Team Orders

With Team GB gathering in the gold at the Rio Olympics, perhaps its time to look at how to inject some team spirit into your business. Team work is crucial to the success of most businesses. From the CEO down … Continue reading

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Finding the Perfect Person

Possibly the most difficult thing for any employer to undertake – particularly the owner of a start-up or small business – is hiring staff. Finding the right candidate to fit a role and the business itself is crucial to the … Continue reading

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The Big Buy-Out

If you want to run your own business and be your own boss you have two options – start your own or buy an existing concern.  There are pros and cons to both approaches, but most experienced entrepreneurs will tell … Continue reading

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Appraisals are a Business Bonus

Formal periodic staff appraisals are obviously useful in a large organisation, but the managers of most small businesses employing only a few people usually don’t deem them necessary.

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Looking for the Lightbulb Moment

Most start-up companies get going because someone has a great idea that they believe will translate into profitable success in the market. There are, however, plenty of people out there with the confidence, drive and determination to start a business, … Continue reading

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