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How to set up health insurance for your start up

Date: 19 October 2021


How virtual tech support can boost your start up business

Date: 19 October 2021


Top ten skills you need to excel in marketing communication

Date: 18 October 2021


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What you need to know about business accelerators

A guide to business accelerators for start up businesses, how they work and the differences between incubators and accelerators.

Date: 15 October 2021 By:

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Is it time to upgrade your payment systems ready for Christmas?

Customers are using a variety of methods to pay for their purchases. Find out why you should consider updating your payment systems before the Christmas period and make sure you never have to turn a customer away.

Date: 14 October 2021 By:

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12 new business ideas for foodies

Discover 12 business ideas for food lovers.

Date: 13 October 2021 By:

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How to do your taxes if you're self employed

Completing your own tax returns is a necessary requirement if you're self-employed. This blog will help you to complete your returns confidently, minimising the risk of financial penalties.

Date: 30 September 2021 By:

Submitting a paper tax return before the October deadline

Three tips for handling the paper tax return deadline

With 31 October fast approaching, Mike Parkes from GoSimpleTax explains how to prepare your paper Self Assessment return and file with confidence.

Date: 29 September 2021 By:

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How important is a landing page for a start up?

You need a business website. But to be effective the site needs a landing page that encourages visitors to complete your call to action - be that subscribing to a newsletter or making a purchase.

Date: 27 September 2021 By:

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Are you underestimating the power of good customer service?

Understand the value good customer service can have on your business and how you could improve your businesses customer service protocol.

Date: 23 September 2021 By:

Small business owner turning the sign opening her business after the COVID-19 lockdown.

12 post-COVID business ideas to launch out of lockdown

As COVID restrictions lift more people than ever are discovering the skills and confidence to start their own business. Start Up Loans share 12 post-COVID business ideas.

Date: 14 September 2021 By:

Machine intelligence (MI) is intelligence exhibited by machines.

Machine learning and its growing role in business

Do we need to worry about the rise of machine learning in business or does it open new opportunities? We take a look at the arguments on both sides.

Date: 9 September 2021 By:

A retired man starts his new business venture

Four funding options for your post-retirement start up

There are always several options to fund a start up business but is it different if you have already retired? Four start up business funding options for recent retirees.

Date: 8 September 2021 By:

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Tips for keeping your small business running smoothly

Business owners need to avoid any bumps in the road if the business is to grow and keep moving in the right direction. Here's how.

Date: 24 August 2021 By:

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Call tracking explained: How it can benefit your business

Discover how call tracking software can help you manage and keep track of calls and ultimately improve customer service and boost sales conversions.

Date: 23 August 2021 By:

An Entrepreneur writes his direct mailing envelopes by hand

Tips for starting a direct marketing campaign

Direct marketing increases sales and the number of new customers. If you're new to direct mail, here's what you need to know before embarking on your first direct mail campaign.

Date: 16 August 2021 By:

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Should your start up join an incubator programme?

If you want to give your start up the best chances of success, you could join an incubator programme but what are they, how do they work and are they right for you? We answer your questions.

Date: 12 August 2021 By:

A woman checks the security measures on her website

Essential website security tips for your growing business

One in three businesses were targeted by hackers in 2019. it'seeze websites share four essential tips for keeping your website secure.

Date: 2 August 2021 By:

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Five advantages when small businesses recruit new staff

Recruiting as a small business is not necessarily a disadvantage. There are benefits that you can offer candidates that make your role attractive.

Date: 28 July 2021 By:

 A women runs a successful small business

Joining the small business ranks

Starting a business is more popular than ever. But what do you need to do to give your small business the best chance of success. Read on.

Date: 27 July 2021 By: