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Running a business - as easy as riding a bike?

Date: 22 October 2020


Seven steps to creating a solid brand

Date: 21 October 2020


How to take payments as a start up

Date: 21 October 2020


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Employment Allowance for start up businesses explained

The Employment Allowance enables small businesses to reduce their Class 1 NICs. Discover what the Employment Allowance is and whether your business qualifies.

Date: 20 October 2020 By:

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The Job Retention Scheme draws to a close: what next?

More than nine million employees were furloughed at the height of the first wave of Coronavirus in the UK. Many employers are asking "What's next?" as the scheme draws to a close at the end of October.

Date: 12 October 2020 By:

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Alternative funding options for start ups and how to apply

You need more than just a good idea when starting a business. You will need start up funding too. Here are five possible funding sources you could consider.

Date: 12 October 2020 By:

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Ten key financial performance indicators every start up business should track

Business key performance indicators (KPIs) help you measure and monitor the performance and growth of your company. Discover ten key KPIs you need to track.

Date: 7 October 2020 By:

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How to reduce the cost of small business foreign exchange

A guide to the savings and protections a small business could benefit from by using a money transfer company to make and received overseas money transfers.

Date: 7 October 2020 By:

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How to help staff post virus: The impact of mental health issues on the UK workforce

The coronavirus pandemic has created a mental health crisis. Psychotherapist Noel McDermott offers his advice on how you can support staff in the wake of the virus.

Date: 6 October 2020 By:

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How to build a CSR strategy for your start up business

All businesses have an impact on the people and environment around them. Creating a corporate social responsibility strategy demonstrates you take your responsibilities seriously. Discover how to create your CSR strategy.

Date: 6 October 2020 By:

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What is a Self Service Kiosk and what benefits does it provide?

Businesses are always looking for new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs without diminishing the customer experience. Could a self service kiosk be the answer?

Date: 5 October 2020 By:

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Management training in the age of COVID-19

A look at the future of management training in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and what it means for employers, managers and training providers.

Date: 29 September 2020 By:

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Six reasons to continue working remotely after COVID

The COVID-19 crisis has forced the government to ask employees to work at home if they can once again. Here are six reasons remote working is good for business.

Date: 28 September 2020 By:

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How to stay positive during lockdown

As the UK Government announces new restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus, Mark Williams of Dead Good Content shares some tips for staying positive during lockdown.

Date: 23 September 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: 22 September 2020 By:

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How to be a successful technical recruiter

Companies recruiting for technical roles may be reluctant to use a standard recruitment company. If you're considering becoming a technical recruiter, these tips will help you become more successful.

Date: 14 September 2020 By:

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Can investing in a small business be more fruitful?

Many investors overlook the investment opportunities presented by smaller businesses. This could be a mistake. Learn why investing in a small business can be more fruitful.

Date: 10 September 2020 By:

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Eight financial mistakes that could trip your business up

Your small business finances are arguably one of the biggest challenges you need to manage. We share the eight most common financial mistakes small businesses make.

Date: 3 September 2020 By:

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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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How to hire and onboard remote employees

The COVID-19 pandemic and advances in technology means that many employees work remotely. A robust recruitment and onboarding process are essential for remote workers. Discover seven top tips.

Date: 21 August 2020 By: