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Trade businesses - how to stand out from the crowd

Date: 14 February 2019

By: Stephen Beck

How to set up a dropshipping business

Date: 13 February 2019

By: Jamshaid Choudhary

Why good values make for good business

Date: 13 February 2019

By: David Logan

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How to get the word out about your new business

To build a successful business, you need to make sure potential customers find out who you are and what you offer. Three ways to spread the word.

Date: 8 February 2019   By: Jamshed Chaudhary

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Is anyone listening to small businesses?

The findings of Atom’s 2019 survey of sole traders and small business owners show that Brexit and Making Tax Digital for VAT are major concerns.

Date: 5 February 2019   By: Rachel Miller

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Why employees value flexible working - infographic

Great workplaces offer an inclusive culture, opportunities for growth and a healthy work-life balance. Why flexible working is so appealing for staff.

Date: 1 February 2019   By: Jessica Foreman

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Employee mental ill-health - spotting the signs

Although mental health awareness in the workplace has improved, there is still a long way to go. Three signs that an employee may be suffering.

Date: 22 January 2019   By: Kirsten Cluer

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Choosing the best business bank account

With so many options to choose from, searching for the right business bank account can be time-consuming. The important factors to look out for.

Date: 17 January 2019   By: John Ellmore

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Are the days of the office numbered?

With an increasing number of people working away from their desks for days at a time, it's time to ask whether we've outgrown traditional offices.

Date: 17 January 2019   By: Rachael Matthews

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Five start-up office workspace solutions

If you're starting a business, you'll need a base - whether it's a coworking space, your kitchen table, or somewhere else. Some options to consider.

Date: 15 January 2019   By: Kraig Martin

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What the UK could learn from the Seattle start-up scene

When it comes to start-up trends, the US regularly leads the way. Two big lessons that UK start-ups could learn from their Seattle counterparts.

Date: 10 January 2019   By: Ben Harries

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Simple accounting hacks to keep your business afloat

Top accounting hacks to help you keep accurate financial records, prevent cash flow problems and avoid stringent penalties from HMRC.

Date: 9 January 2019   By: Fiona Prior

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Is it possible to plan for post-Brexit?

2019 will no doubt bring challenges for UK businesses - but without a clear idea of what will happen after 29 March, how can you prepare? Start here.

Date: 9 January 2019   By: David Selves

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Do you need an accountant to file your tax return?

Many sole traders would say tax isn't their strongest suit - but is it worth paying an accountant to do your Self Assessment? We look at the options.

Date: 9 January 2019   By: Simple Tax

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How to set up your first business from home

Starting a new business from home avoids the cost and hassle of premises, but there are still practical issues to bear in mind. Where to start.

Date: 21 December 2018   By: Money Gap Ltd

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Mental health in the workplace: are we doing enough?

Although businesses are becoming more aware of workplace wellness, mental ill-health issues are on the rise. How to support your employees.

Date: 20 December 2018   By: Rachael Matthews

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Get to know your employees better

Investing time and effort in communicating with your employees, and finding out what makes them tick, can pay big dividends. Seven steps to follow.

Date: 18 December 2018   By: Aleksandra Simonovikj

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Is your definition of success holding you back?

What does success really mean to you? Miranda Christopher explains why you shouldn't let your conditioning stop you achieving your business goals.

Date: 18 December 2018   By: Miranda Christopher

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Why we should all be buying local

After this year's Small Business Saturday, we look at why supporting and celebrating the UK's independent businesses is good for everyone.

Date: 14 December 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Three reasons to invest in software for your hair salon

Running a small hair salon can bring complex challenges. How software can help you keep on top of your workload and deliver great customer service.

Date: 13 December 2018   By: Jamshed Chaudhary