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  • Finding the finance you need to run your business

    by Josh Hall | 20 Aug 2010

    The range of finance options on offer can be dizzying and confusing. So, in this episode, we will be looking at the different forms of funding available to business owners.

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  • The importance of customer care

    by Jason Stockwood | 17 Aug 2010

    In this second podcast, Jason Stockwood talkes about the importance of good customer care. Listen to the podcast or read the podcast on this page.

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  • 10 tips to boost your online authority

    by Josh Hall | 17 Aug 2010

    Online authority is something that thousands strive for, but relatively few achieve. Becoming a ‘thought leader’ in your field can transform your business – but it is an elusive goal that relies on hard work and dedication.

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  • 6 tips for great customer care

    by Josh Hall | 30 Jul 2010

    Customer care should be a top priority for any business. Your customers are at the heart of your firm, and their needs constantly should be at the forefront of your mind.

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  • Five sites recommended by the Simply Business team

    by Jasper Martens | 23 Jul 2010

    When we find an useful site and we like the people behind the service, it's obvious we want to share this with you. Sounds reasonable? Some of our tips are well established websites and some of them just started their business. Check our selection and give your opinion about the sites we mention.

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  • Employee to self-employed - 7 top tips for making the leap

    by Josh Hall | 20 Jul 2010

    The leap from employment to self-employment is a big one. It can seem that you are entering uncharted waters – and many newly self-employed people feel that they are alone in their endeavours.

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  • 5 reasons why every office needs plants

    by Jasper Martens | 19 Jul 2010

    In a follow up to our article on 7 Top Tips for a Green Office, Laura Hampton of interior landscaping group eFIG (The European Federation of Interior Landscaping Groups) explains why every office should include plants.

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  • What’s the future for the telephone call in the 21st Century?

    by Steve West | 15 Jul 2010

    Who remembers Bob Hoskins proclaiming ‘It’s good to talk’? When BT launched their TV advertisement in the early 90’s most businesses relied on the telephone, good old snail mail and face-to-face meetings to communicate with their customers. Now, 20 years later, we have email, SMS and other electronic media to communicate with all and sundry but the telephone still plays a major part in today’s business world.

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  • Tips of Claire Cooper to survive the economic recession as a small business in the UK

    by Jasper Martens | 12 Jul 2010

    AR Engineering Industries Ltd, based near Dartford in Kent, is an ISO9001:2008 UKAS accredited organisation offering a wide range of engineering, manufacturing and machining services to a wide cross section of industries and business sectors, in addition to end user consumers. Jasper talked with Claire Cooper, Operations director. She recently won the Business Personality of the Year at the Dartford & Gravesham Business Awards 2010. Claire explains how a complete revamp of AR Engineering Industries led to a dramatic growth of business.


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  • "Nothing beats action" - an interview with Nick Imrie

    by Josh Hall | 05 Jul 2010

    Nick Imrie is the managing director of 03Talk, a brand new conference calling service. In the first of a series of interviews with entrepreneurs across the country, we caught up with Nick to find out about 03Talk, the effect of the recession, and the life of a small business owner.

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