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New Year Blues – a fact not an act!

It’s not just hype – the January Blues are a fact. The deep sighs and grim faces of  your employees and colleagues as everyone comes back to earth after the festive season are no act, but based on fact!

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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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Get your Facebook Ads on Target

Facebook is now accepted as one of the most effective advertising platforms on the planet, particularly for small businesses and start-ups. If you’re not reaching out to potential customers on Facebook, you’re losing out big time! You already know that, … 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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The Business of Blogging

Nearly every business, large or small, has a blog attached to its website. If you’re not blogging for your business (or perhaps you started with a blog post or two and then became too busy and/or lost interest!) – why … 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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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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