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How to start up your own SEO agency

Date: 4 November 2019

By: Jessica Williams

Going self-employed: what to consider before you quit your job

Date: 4 November 2019

By: Richard Parker, 3 Wise Bears

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Six things to consider when looking for business premises

If you’re just starting up, it’s tempting to move into the first commercial space that’s halfway affordable - but wait. Read these tips first.

Date: 31 October 2019 By: Emma Hull, Pure Commercial Finance

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How much are you spending on unnecessary software?

The average office computer has more than £200 of unnecessary software installed on it. Five free solutions that could do the job just as well.

Date: 29 October 2019 By: Tom Welbourne, The Good Marketer

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How to promote your business with search marketing

Every business, new or old, needs to manage its online presence and keep driving traffic to its website. Using search marketing to get found.

Date: 29 October 2019 By: Digital Marketing Jobs

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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: 24 October 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

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It's not easy being green: reducing plastic waste

We're facing a global climate crisis - and plastic pollution is one of the biggest culprits. But producers are thinking up some innovative solutions.

Date: 23 October 2019 By: James Woollard, Polythene UK

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Why working for a small business could be a big career move

While big businesses have historically been a magnet for talented candidates, SMEs may offer more autonomy and room to grow. How to make the choice.

Date: 18 October 2019 By: Siobhan Nutt

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Designing your own business cards - three essentials

Designing a business card can be easy with online card templates - but how can you choose the best provider? Look for these three features.

Date: 8 October 2019 By: BananaPrint

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How to start up and grow your own courier firm

With the rise in online shopping, logistics is a growth industry - and you could have a piece of the action. Building a successful delivery business.

Date: 2 October 2019 By: Luke Davies

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Three smart cybersecurity tips for start ups

Like it or not, hackers are always on the lookout for ways to exploit your precious data. Keep them locked out of your systems with these tips.

Date: 2 October 2019 By: Reciprocity Labs

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Do I need to register as a self-employed sole trader?

Do you know your employment status and what do you need to do if you have earnings from self-employment? Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through.

Date: 18 September 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

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Where to start with multi-channel marketing

Getting customers flocking to your online business is more complicated than just offering quality products. Why multi-channel marketing is a must.

Date: 11 September 2019 By: Alexa Coleman

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What impact will Brexit have on supply chains?

The post-Brexit future for many UK industries remains uncertain - and supply chains aren't immune to the risks. Is there any light on the horizon?

Date: 2 September 2019 By: Tom Disapong

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How to get accepted for a small business loan

Applying for a small business loan can be tricky - and success is never guaranteed. Read these tips to increase your chances of getting approved.

Date: 19 August 2019 By: Tiffany Wagner

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Self-employed? How to make the most of the quiet months

Just because work goes quiet over the summer months, there's still plenty of jobs to do. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax shares some admin you can tackle.

Date: 13 August 2019 By: Mike Parkes

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It's getting hot in here

Temperatures could reach record temperatures so what can employers and employees do to keep cool?

Date: 25 July 2019 By: Fiona Prior

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Reach a wider audience with your online store

No matter what you sell online, getting customers to come to you is key. How to work smarter, not harder, when promoting your ecommerce store.

Date: 25 July 2019 By: Alexa Coleman

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Buying your dream business - five top tips

In these uncertain times, buying a business with a proven track record could be a safe route to success. How to know you’re making the right choice.

Date: 23 July 2019 By: Matthew Hernon