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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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  • How to switch business energy providers and save money

    by Amaia Las Heras | 18 May 2010

    Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, warns small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that not switching their energy providers regularly ("not being active customers") puts them in danger of getting worse deals than those businesses which do.

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  • The emergency budget - what will it mean for your wallet?

    by Josh Hall | 18 May 2010

    In one of its first major policy announcements since coming to power, the new coalition government will present its ‘emergency’ Budget on 22 June.

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  • How Sunderland City Council uses social media to engage with constituents

    by Jasper Martens | 17 May 2010

    Remember Sunderland City Council during the Election result night? Sunderland was the first to announce the General Election results. This remarkable achievement can’t be seen as a one-off result. The Sunderland City Council communication team not only reaches the public quickly and directly during elections, they are also using online communication tools on a daily basis.

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  • Business awards - are they worth the cost and effort?

    by Josh Hall | 13 May 2010

    The winners of business awards often, quite understandably, like to shout about their achievement from the rooftops. But, for the time, money and effort they take - are they worth entering?

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  • Coalition government - what it means for your business

    by Josh Hall | 13 May 2010

    The past week has been a momentous one in British politics. An inconclusive election, fraught with technical difficulties and allegations of fraud, produced a result in which no single party secured overall control of the House of Commons. Days of backroom wrangling followed – which ultimately resulted in the first coalition government the UK has seen in 70 years.

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  • Latest employment regulations - what do they mean for your business?

    by Josh Hall | 12 May 2010

    With the start of the new financial year, businesses across the country have had to take on board a raft of new regulations. Although rules and thresholds tend to change every April, it seems as though this year has seen a particularly large batch of changes with which firms will have to contend.

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  • Top 5 landlord buy-to-let mistakes

    by Josh Hall | 11 May 2010

    The buy-to-let boom resulted in many people becoming landlords and investors in the belief that it was an easy way to make some quick cash. Buy a property, rent it out, collect the cash – what could possibly go wrong?

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  • Is your management style benefiting your business?

    by Josh Hall | 11 May 2010

    As a business manager, the way in which you conduct yourself in the workplace is a vital consideration. Your management style can have a dramatic impact on the atmosphere in your firm and, in turn, on the productivity of your workforce and the success of your business.

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  • Social media tips for tradesmen - what works?

    by Josh Hall | 06 May 2010

    The social media bug has bitten business owners in a huge variety of sectors. The rapid and widespread uptake of these technologies with the public has meant that social media is not only useful for tech companies and retailers; in fact, Social Media Marketing (SMM) has uses and implications for virtually every profession – and tradesmen can use it to their advantage.

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