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Ten things we learned from the Donut blogs in 2019

Date: 6 December 2019

By: Fiona Prior

Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Date: 4 December 2019

By: BananaPrint

Common tech mistakes your start-up needs to avoid

Date: 4 December 2019

By: Philip Piletic

Before Google: How we used to find the answers
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Before Google: How we used to find the answers

Where did we find answers before Google? Information search through the ages – from encyclopaedias and Yellow Pages to Ceefax and AQA.

Date: 6 November 2017 By: Yell Business

Why it's not too early to prepare for Brexit
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Why it's not too early to prepare for Brexit

By doing a detailed risk analysis now, you can mitigate against any negative effects of Brexit and you could even benefit from new opportunities.

Date: 21 August 2017 By: Nigel Ransom

How to make change work in your business
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How to make change work in your business

Business change is not just about cost-cutting; by focusing on adding value and keeping staff on side you can increase profits says Clive Hyman.

Date: 18 May 2017 By: Clive Hyman

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Mindfulness for small businesses

Mindfulness gives you the time and space to be innovative and creative. Tom Evans explains how meditation can open doors and boost your business.

Date: 13 January 2017 By: Tom Evans

What is a business plan?
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What is a business plan?

A business plan is ‘a formal statement of business goals’. But what exactly does that mean? And, more importantly - does every new business need a plan?

Date: 12 December 2016 By: Mark Ellis

Crunch time: how small firms manage big change
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Crunch time: how small firms manage big change

Dealing with big changes such as shifting customer behaviour is not easy but small firms can have the edge over bigger rivals says Jean Gamester.

Date: 26 October 2016 By: Jean Gamester

Three ways successful people achieve their new year's goals{{}}
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Three ways successful people achieve their new year's goals

88% of those who set New Year's resolutions fail to achieve them. The question is why? And what can we learn from those who achieve their goals?

Date: 11 January 2016 By: Guest contributor

Need start-up funding? First get your business plan right{{}}
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Need start-up funding? First get your business plan right

Not everyone understands the relationship between the business plan and fundraising. OGS Capital asked their most successful businesses for tips.

Date: 11 January 2016 By: Guest contributor

A very different version of success{{}}
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A very different version of success

When your fast-growing business is on a winning streak, life is great. When things go wrong - it doesn't feel so good.

Date: 5 October 2015 By: Robert Craven

How to control business expansion and manage sustainable growth{{}}
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How to control business expansion and manage sustainable growth

Growth is often a difficult concept for start-ups: how do you control the expansion of your business and manage sustainable growth?

Date: 28 September 2015 By: Guest contributor

Four ways to make your small business look bigger{{}}
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Four ways to make your small business look bigger

Giving the impression that your business is larger than it actually is could help you reach more customers and compete with the big players.

Date: 25 June 2015 By: Guest contributor

Make start-up growth easy with six simple tips{{}}
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Make start-up growth easy with six simple tips

You have an awesome product, but now it's time to scale. Other than word of mouth, how are you planning on bringing users to your product? Six tips.

Date: 18 May 2015 By: Guest contributor

Three top tips for an effective business plan
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Three top tips for an effective business plan

Not only is a business plan the single most important document you need in order to attract potential investors to help fund your business, it also lays out clear objectives and strategies that act as a blueprint for your success.

Date: 7 January 2015 By: Guest contributor