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Be one of the first to hear about the latest business advice, opinions and news from our community of entrepreneurs and business leaders. If you're a member and would like to contribute, take a look at our members' blogging guidelines. Alternatively call our friendly membership team on 0800 980 2789 who would be happy to help.

Strengthening your business from the beginning
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Overcoming the challenges of writing and implementing a business plan More than 50% of small businesses fail in the first four years. 42% fail because there is no market need and 17% fail due to the...
Daniel Reading
Posted on: 25th March 2019
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New Partnership with SeaRates
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We are pleased to announce that we have are now live with our new partner Sea-rates. This new partnership now provides iXport with the ability to provide our customers with real-time freight quotes...
Rachael Brigham
iXport
Posted on: 13th February 2019
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New Year, New Hire: Salaries and Candidate Attraction
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With 2019 in full swing, more and more jobs are posted online each day and applications are being sent every minute. Are you attracting the right candidates to your job? With 55% of companies saying...
Megan Fenner-Jamieson
Megan Fenner-Jamieson
Posted on: 11th January 2019
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Is it OK to take time off when you run a business?
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You take your business seriously don’t you? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be running it – you’d be taking the easier option and working for someone else. So does that mean you have to work all...
Alasdair Mackay
Alasdair Mackay
Clearwater Advantage Limited
Posted on: 8th January 2019
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