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Five ways to attract new customers (that needn’t cost the earth)

Finding new customers can be costly in terms of both time and money, here are five ways to attract new customers that needn't cost the earth.
Lizzie Plumb
Lizzie Plumb
Posted on: 02.12.16
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9 ways to think differently about growing your business

There are 1,001 ways to grow your business, so to make your life easier we've highlighted some of the best ways to boost your bottom line.
Andre Ofomah
Andre Ofomah
Posted on: 02.12.16
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Is doing business face to face still important?

In the age of the internet it is it still important that people meet face-to-face to do business? Lots of people shop at Amazon and other online retailers, who are faceless, but they still buy, in...
Alison Edgar
Alison Edgar
Posted on: 07.06.16
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The Mobile Search Boom - How to grow your business with paid search and click-to-call

Mobile traffic has the potential to transform any business that relies on phone calls from prospects. By optimising your website and ads for mobile, paid search and click-to-call can give you a huge...
Graham Cox
Graham Cox
Posted on: 05.05.16
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Business funding: Where to go when the banks say 'no'

Raising funds can be a major challenge for business owners, so we've created a list of alternative finance options that are available in the marketplace.
Philip Brennan
Philip Brennan
Posted on: 11.04.16
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How data can help small independents compete with big business

The phrase 'Big Data' is bounded about a lot, but what does it actually mean for small businesses? And how can data help you compete against the big boys?
Oliver Rowbory
Oliver Rowbory
Posted on: 06.04.16
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Interview with Vaughan Evans, author of the FT Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Recently I had the chance to fire a few questions at Vaughan Evans, the author of the FT Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan. Read on for Vaughan's thoughts on how to set out your business...
Chris Danks
Chris Danks
Posted on: 26.02.16
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5 Roadblocks to Sustained Business Growth

Business growth can be a double edged sword. While most of us want nothing more than to see our businesses grow continually over the years, there are a whole host of inherent internal challenges that...
Kim Jones
Kim Jones
Posted on: 22.02.16
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Powering the nuclear sector - the brains behind the billions

If you'll pardon the most obvious pun in the book - the nuclear industry is about to boom. 50,000 person-years of employment will be required across the manufacturing, construction and operation...
Jessica Vallentine
Jessica Vallentine
Posted on: 22.02.16
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