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Five Types of Offices for Independent Workers and Start-Ups

Do you work from home? Are you happy working from your home office every day? If not, you may imagine renting a snug little room with a desk and file cabinet.

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Understanding at What Point Your Small Business Requires an Accountant

When starting up a business, every entrepreneur will want to keep costs down. This is understandable, but one area that you should not skimp on is making sure that your finances are in responsible hands. Finances are the lifeblood of any company, and an a

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Demystifying Digital PR

As the world shifts online, digital PR is proving to be a powerful beast for any business. No longer limited to print media, brands can now gain valuable exposure on any number of websites, beyond newspapers and magazines.

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Why Open Innovation is Relevant to You

How can you get your products to market more efficiently? You have great ideas, a great team, investors onside. All is well, but somehow the final piece of the puzzle doesn’t quite fall into place. Issues with the technology, commercial strategy or overal

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Why Cultivating Office Friendships Is So Important

Many of us work to earn as much money as we can in order to enjoy ourselves outside of work, but this drive shouldn’t be at the detriment of our happiness when we’re at work. When we’re spending nearly a third of our lives working we should ensure we’re e

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Mediocre is not a competitive advantage – turning your competitors into followers

Growing or improving the competitive position of an established business has been the focus of a number of events and initiatives we have been involved in recently. For many businesses the ability to produce, provide or deliver something either on par or

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Writing Killer Website Copy Without Being Bland and Salesy

Everyone’s attention is difficult to grab on the internet, so you need to really nail your website copy. But what makes great website copy? Is it bullet points? Is it pushing your features and benefits, or just your features? If you’re not a keen writer,

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Three forms of cyberattack that all SMEs must be able to deal with

Small businesses should by now be aware of the increasing number of cybercrime offence headlines in the 2017 news. Many of these crimes affected large businesses, but it would be a mistake to think that small businesses are protected by their size. Ther

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5 top tips to boost your online presence using social media

Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding social media anymore. These free online digital marketing services can really help you reach new customers, find new contacts, and spread the word about what you do to thousands of potential clients.

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Seven Legal Considerations When Setting Up A New Business

Setting up a new business is an exciting and challenging time. Whatever your new venture, securing the right advice – be that financial, legal, HR or otherwise – is crucial. In the long-run it can save you both time and money, removing unnecessary pitfall

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Why your business website needs a blog

Blogging is one of the best ways to increase traffic to your website. This happens because

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Business Lounge Sessions at Venturefest East Midlands

There’s even more on offer for delegates at this year’s Venturefest East Midlands with their boutique Business Lounge sessions. These sessions will offer the opportunity for delegates to hear and learn from experts within the Venturefest East Midlands net

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