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Article Archive - March 2010

  • 5 points to include on your freelance or contractors CV

    by Josh Hall | 31 Mar 2010

    Writing a CV can be difficult for a contractor or freelancer. While conventional employees can simply provide details of their previous employment, with each position explaining why it qualifies them for the new role, freelancers and contractors must focus more on skills and qualifications.

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  • Budget battle lines are drawn for election race

    by Josh Hall | 30 Mar 2010

    The general election campaign began to gather pace last week, after the Chancellor made his final Budget announcement before the country goes to the polls.

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  • Top 5 business sites of the week

    by Jasper Martens | 26 Mar 2010

    The Budget announcement was clearly the main focus this week for the UK. Darling actually had some good news for small businesses by giving them some tax relief. Of course there were other interesting websites and news items as well. Check our top 5.

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  • How much does it cost? A checklist for starting a business

    by Josh Hall | 25 Mar 2010

    Starting a business is an expensive prospect. While many firms are launched on a shoe-string with very limited resources, there are numerous and significant costs associated with a new venture – many of which may not be apparent at the start.

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  • The Budget 2010 - live coverage for business

    by Josh Hall | 23 Mar 2010

    Join our interactive live coverage of The Budget announcement 2010, as Josh Hall highlights the important issues for small businesses.

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  • How a virtual PA injects valuable knowledge into small businesses

    by Jasper Martens | 23 Mar 2010

    Having a Personal Assistant sounds posh. Many small businesses don't think about having a PA or VA for their company, simply because it's too expensive. Jasper asked Ebonie Allard from My Girl Friday about the costs and benefits of hiring a Personal Asistant.

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  • 4 top tips for raising staff morale

    by Josh Hall | 23 Mar 2010

    Keeping staff morale up is a frequently overlooked aspect of the business owner or manager’s role. The mental well-being and general happiness of your employees are important contributing factors to the general success of your business; unhappy employees are unlikely to be productive employees, and this will have a knock-on effect on your firm’s prospects.

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  • What the 2010 Budget could mean for small businesses

    by Josh Hall | 22 Mar 2010

    This week’s Budget announcement will be a momentous one. The date has only recently been announced, adding to speculation about the timing of a General Election, and it looks set to be a particularly important speech for a number of reasons.

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  • Top 5 business sites of the week

    by Jasper Martens | 19 Mar 2010

    This week, spring is looming in London. I've spotted the first men without coats and women with short skirts. A lot of businesses are starting to recover from the recession and new initatives are taking place which is a good thing. The Unemployment rate is down as well.

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  • Top 10 business articles from our team in March

    by Jasper Martens | 17 Mar 2010

    Since our new website was launched in December, we have put a lot of effort into providing you with effective tips, valuable small business knowledge and useful advice through our articles. These are the ten you liked the most this month.

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