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Looking to raise finance? Banks are not your only option

Raising finance can be a difficult task and with the media often reporting banks not lending, we take a look at alternative sources of finance. This blog provides an insight into the types of lending...
Tara Gillam
Tara Gillam
Posted on: 14.01.14
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How to recycle and manage waste in the office

An organised office will help you run a successful business and ensuring excess rubbish doesn't clutter the workspace is a key part of this.
Tim Brown
Tim Brown
Posted on: 08.01.14
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Do you have the skills to be a good manager?

Being a manager can be a fulfilling and rewarding role, but if you don't have the skills to manage, motivate and influence your team, then it can be really tough. Read our guide to help you identify...
Corrine Hines
Corrine Hines
Posted on: 08.01.14
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How to stop blending in on LinkedIn and get noticed

Your LinkedIn profile is your professional shop window. Does your profile stand out? Here are 10 proven tips for a more compelling profile.
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Posted on: 08.01.14
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What can business leaders learn from Nelson Mandela's life?

Following hours of time spent in conversation with Nelson Mandela, author Richard Stengel wrote 'Mandela's Way', identifying 15 points of wisdom that represent Mandela's approach to his life. We...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 13.12.13
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Franchising - a strategy for growth

Entrepreneurs who are looking at innovative growth strategies may consider the possibility of "franchising" their business. The following guide to franchising outlines some of the issues and decision...
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
Posted on: 11.12.13
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Recruiting the right candidates for your business

One of the toughest and most competitive boxes to tick in this business quest is Talent. Finding the right candidates for your business is possibly one of the most time consuming and costly processes...
Mark Bevans
Mark Bevans
Posted on: 06.12.13
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De-constructing the creative brief to encourage design that works for your business

A creative brief clearly outlines the scope and instructions for a job between creative supplier and client. It should include a simple overview of the project, the main business objective and any...
Christian Tait
Christian Tait
Posted on: 28.11.13
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Top Ten Social Media Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If big companies can get social media wrong what is there for smaller businesses? Whilst you may not get everything right there are mistakes that you can easily avoid. Here's Greg's list of the top...
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Posted on: 15.11.13
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