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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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  • Lettings agents - do landlords really need them?

    by Josh Hall | 16 Mar 2010

    The estate and lettings agent sector has been under the spotlight in recent months. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has recently concluded an investigation into some of the practices of these firms, and many are unhappy with its findings.

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  • Five ways to grow your business

    by Josh Hall | 16 Mar 2010

    As the UK begins to emerge from recession, many small business owners are looking for opportunities to expand. The business landscape has changed, and many firms now find themselves in a strong position.

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  • Keeping up with the Default Retirement Age

    by Josh Hall | 16 Mar 2010

    The Default Retirement Age has become a particularly contentious issue in recent months. This relatively new rule has attracted significant controversy with clashes between age concern groups, business organisations and the government.

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  • What is a Section 8 notice and how should one be used?

    by Josh Hall | 16 Mar 2010

    A Section 8 notice is one of the most important ‘last resort’ options available to landlords. While the vast majority of tenants pay promptly and leave the property in the condition in which they found it, some are less pleasant to do business with. As a landlord it is vital that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities when it comes to dealing with tenants of this sort.

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