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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 councils you should follow on Twitter

    by Jasper Martens | 06 May 2010

    With the elections today, we looked at some councils who are successfully using Twitter to keep the people up to date with the latest election results. You would be surprised that not only big councils are using Twitter to reach their audience. So which councils are successful? 

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  • The Conservative party gives their business manifesto

    by Rosie Beasley | 30 Apr 2010

    The Conservative Party is still edging a lead in the polls, although at this stage it seems unlikely that they will gain enough ground during the last days of campaigning to avoid a hung parliament. Much depended on the outcome of the final live television debate last night and early polls suggest that he came across the best on issues for entrepreneurs and business.

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  • The Labour party offers their business manifesto

    by Rosie Beasley | 30 Apr 2010

    Do you know who you’ll vote for on 6th May? What are the issues that you are focusing most on to help you make your decision?

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  • How to vote in the general election

    by Josh Hall | 30 Apr 2010

    The 2010 General Election is has shaped up to be one of the most unusual, and potentially most important, in recent political history. The traditional two-party system, dominated by Labour and the Conservatives, is in danger of being torn apart by resurgent Liberal Democrats, buoyed as they are by a surge in leader Nick Clegg’s stock and a popular distrust of both of the alternatives.

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