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What Makes A Good Networker?

Having better conversations ...

Everybody, whether they run a business or not, does some networking. It's what you do when you gather people together because 'networker' is just jargon for interacting with people ...

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National Minimum Wage: 10 Ridiculous Excuses For Not Paying It

You don't want a criminal investigation, do you?

HM Revenue & Customs are also the National Minimum Wage police and they have revealed ten of the most ridiculous excuses used by bosses that have failed to pay the right amount ...

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Top 10 Questions To Ask When Starting A New Business

If you don't ask them, you're probably not going to succeed ...

Starting a business can be daunting. People will think you're mad, and I suppose that leaving the security of the workplace in this time of austerity could be considered a little bonkers ...

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21st Century Business Information

For future looking businesses ...

In business, information is crucial, and it has been said that numbers are the language of business. After all, if you don't know what's happening in your finances, you've got a problem ...

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Which Is Best: Subcontractor or PAYE?

Well, that rather depends ...

It is an interesting facet of modern life that some people have a choice between a PAYE job and working as a subcontractor through a limited company. So which is best?

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Will You Benefit From The Trump Effect?

Or will you end up like Hillary?

Like him or loathe him, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the USA on 20th January. The last two years really has been marked by unexpected election results ...

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How To Improve Your Business In Just Four Weeks

Customer service is what it's all about ...

Have you ever experienced waiting for a tradesman to turn up, but they never materialise? Or the shopkeeper who said they would special order, but you never hear from them?

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The UK's Quiet Business Revolution

From a job to self-employment ...

Over the last 16 years, there has been a massive revolution in UK business! No, I am not talking about the technological changes, I am talking about a change in the way people work ...

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EIS, SEIS & SITR: Thinking Of Investing In A Business?

You could get a tax refund ...

If you invest in a business that qualifies for Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or even better, for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) relief, then you can claim tax relief ...

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Holiday Marketing: What Are You Going To Do?

It's not just retailers who need to plan ahead ...

According to the ONS, £88.4 billion was spent last Christmas, £42.5 billion at Easter and £28.2 billion during Valentine's Day. This is important to retail businesses ...

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VAT Might Be More Expensive For Small Businesses In 2017

And what to do if it is ...

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement contained detailed proposals that may increase the amount of VAT that small businesses pay from April 2017 ...

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Why The Chancellor's Autumn Statement Is Irrelevant!

Very little has changed for businesses ...

There has been loads of fuss surrounding the Chancellor's 2016 Autumn Statement, however, the budget announcements are completely irrelevant if you run a business ...

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