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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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Managing Meetings

One thing we tend to lose sight of is that meetings are expensive! They involve the valuable time of participants, perhaps a meeting room hire fee, the cost of audio-visual equipment, travel expenses, refreshments, etc. etc. Since time is money … 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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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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Perfect Posts and Terrific Tweets

What to Tweet and what not to Tweet? That’s the big question facing anyone who manages social media accounts for a business concern, whether it is their own or someone else’s.

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More Input for More Output!

Spring has sprung, it’s the start of a new Financial Year! Let’s all forge ahead in business with a positive attitude, starting with addressing productivity issues … UK business has suffered from “stagnant” productivity levels for some years (since the … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneur’s Enemy

When you decide to start your own business you will no doubt carefully consider all the pros and cons. There’s one thing, though, that many tend to overlook when striking out into the exciting world of entrepreneurship: you can very … Continue reading

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Be A Top Boss

Lord Sugar does it with aplomb on “The Apprentice”: “You’re fired” he says, decisively, with that pointing finger! When you’re running your own business, though, human resource actions like hiring, firing and managing may not come easily to you. You … Continue reading

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Timely Advice

As a successful small business owner you realize the importance of using social media as a marketing tool – but how do you find the time to fit in all that tweeting, posting and blogging that a worthwhile campaign requires? … Continue reading

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