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  • Top 10 business advice articles of the week

    by Jasper Martens | 26 Feb 2010

    We had a busy week in our knowledge team. Besides our daily small business news (grab our newsfeed here) all the writers came up with useful business tips ranging from interviews to top 5's. That's why it's not a big surprise some of these articles are selected in our weekly top 10 catch up.

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  • Payment on Account - what it is and how to pay

    by Josh Hall | 26 Feb 2010

    Self Assessment is the bane of many self-employed people’s existence. The annual rush to get your tax return in on time, only to be presented with a whopping great bill, is one of the least entertaining parts of the year.

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  • How to deal with cross-cultural business etiquette

    by Sneha Khilay | 26 Feb 2010

    The world really has become smaller; people travel extensively to what were once unbelievable or glamorous places. Early baby boomers, now retired, routinely go on cruises to Polynesian islands or jet off to South America to ascend Machu Picchu...and the same is now true for business travelers.

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  • Starting a business in a competitive industry

    by Jasper Martens | 24 Feb 2010

    Starting up a business can be tough, especially in a fiercely competitive industry. We asked Clara Beasley, the founder of Gridmodels.com, about her experiences of starting up and running a model agency business in the motorsport industry.

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  • Attract more traffic to your website?

    by Rosie Beasley | 24 Feb 2010

    Within our knowledge team one of the most asked questions is: “How do I attract more customers to my website?” It’s almost become on a level of: “Is there life after death?” In this article I’m not going to answer this question, but I can give some tips to small businesses on how they can attract the right customers to their website without having to spend a large amount of money. So how do you stand out in the crowd?

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  • 5 key online marketing concepts for beginners

    by Josh Hall | 23 Feb 2010

    The internet has become an all-pervasive force, not just in business but in people’s day-to-day lives. Its impact on the world of marketing has been immense, with many businesses now spending significantly more on web-based marketing than on traditional offline marketing activities.

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  • Top 10 business advice articles of the week

    by Jasper Martens | 19 Feb 2010

    Every week we select 10 articles we think are worth reading at the end of your work-week. Start your weekend now - have a look at these articles selected by our Simply Business knowledge team.

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  • Great workplace movies and why we love them

    by Rosie Beasley | 19 Feb 2010

    We spend about half of our waking lives working, probably more if we are business owners, which is undoubtedly why films and television shows about the workplace are so entertaining for so many people.

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  • 5 financial implications of hiring additional staff

    by Josh Hall | 18 Feb 2010

    As the UK begins the slow process of recovery, many firms are beginning to consider expanding their workforce again. Josh Hall discusses the financial implications of hiring more staff.

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