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  • Don't have an accountant? Consider the legal implications

    by Josh Hall | 03 Jun 2010

    Accountants provide a vital service for businesses of every size. They can help to ensure that you meet your financial and legal obligations, and offer access to knowledge that you might not otherwise be able to use.

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  • Why marketing data is important to a growing business

    by Josh Hall | 03 Jun 2010

    In order to grow your business successfully, you have to understand your customers. This can help you to formulate new product ideas, and come up with effective new ways of increasing sales.

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  • An introduction to factoring for small businesses

    by Rosie Beasley | 03 Jun 2010

    Business finance is something of a scarcity in modern times. For growing companies, business loans are often hard to secure and overdrafts don’t offer a long term solution. More and more business owners are turning to alternative finance, and invoice finance in particular.

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  • Need a HIP replacement?

    by Josh Hall | 02 Jun 2010

    Among the raft of immediate changes brought about by the incoming coalition government, one of those that grabbed the most headlines was the scrapping of Home Information Packs.

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  • 3 different examples of councils using Twitter

    by Jasper Martens | 02 Jun 2010

    We recently published an interview with Sunderland City Council about the role Twitter and other social media plays within their communication strategy. Since then we've contacted some other councils with the same questions.

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  • Selling up: knowing when it's time to sell your buy-to-let property

    by Josh Hall | 28 May 2010

    Many property investors do not intend to hold onto their portfolio forever. Indeed, a large proportion of investors buy property with the specific intention of selling it on at a higher price, while others simply see it as a temporary means of generating extra income.

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  • 7 reasons to do business with small businesses

    by Jasper Martens | 25 May 2010

    As a business owner or new business manager, getting business from bigger companies sounds tempting. Large businesses are often more stable, financially attractive and it pimps your client portfolio as well. However, there are certain advantages if you dare to do business with smaller businesses. But before we bring on the good news, we would like to share one disadvantage as well:

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  • How your credit score affects your business energy bills

    by Amaia Las Heras | 21 May 2010

    Businesses looking to save on their energy bills should make sure they have a positive credit score before shopping around, as this is one of the main factors that affect the energy rates they'll be offered by other suppliers.

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  • Why professionals need professional indemnity

    by Rosie Beasley | 19 May 2010

    Business professionals give advice and provide services to their clients everyday without issue, however what would happen if you made an irrepairable mistake that cost your client a lot of money?

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  • 5 Linkedin business entrepreneurs you should follow

    by Jasper Martens | 19 May 2010

    For a few months now our business community on Linkedin has been bustling with business discussions between fellow small business entrepreneurs in the UK. If you’ve missed our group, now is the time to sign-up.

    Some members contribute more than others and we’ve selected 5 of these entrepreneurs with an eager sense for business leads or with a good idea. Some of them were employed throughout their career and have just decided to start working for themselves. Check out our 5 most valuable contributors to our Linkedin group.

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