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Small business optimism is rising even with the challenges of COVID-19

Small businesses are going through an unprecedented situation as their usual challenges are exacerbated by COVID-19. And while we all continue to find our way through the economic impact of the virus, a new report shows that small business owners remain optimistic about the future. Small business optimism stands firm against COVID-19 The report, from…
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How to get through COVID-19 as small business owners

While COVID-19 is impacting everyone around the world, there’s little doubt that small business owners are among the worst hit. So, does this mean there are no opportunities at all right now? And how should small business owners navigate the choppy waters left in the pandemic’s wake? In practical terms, the best thing small business…
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Steps small businesses must take for reopening after lockdown

After seven weeks of partial lockdown that forced many small businesses to temporarily close down, the Government has announced the first steps for reopening. Coronavirus is still with us, of course, but there is now a plan for phased reopening for small businesses.  This was first announced by the Prime Minister in a TV address…
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Government advice for small businesses during coronavirus

Countless small business in the UK are facing a dramatic challenge due to coronavirus. Whether facing a drastic loss in cashflow or an uncertain future due to lockdown, small business owners up and down the country are concerned. Projects are being postponed and, in some cases, work is drying up completely. For other businesses, clients…
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How to make small business accounting (mostly) painless

If you run your own business, then small business accounting might be something which fills you with dread, but it doesn’t need to if you follow some simple guidelines. As long as you keep good records and understand the basic requirements you can stay on top of your without losing focus on running a great…
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Six ways to make the most of online networking

Networking is an important part of any small business, and online networking can open up more worlds of opportunity. You can use social media and dedicated networking platforms to find bring in new customers, share ideas with your peers or even establish yourself as a thought leader and inspiration to others. Whatever your goal, you…
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How to run a successful small business

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a few simple things you could do today that would directly influence how to run a successful small business? Well, it turns out that there are… How to run a successful small business – listening is key Listening is the single most important skill that any business owner…
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The many benefits of being a small business

Growth is good, right? It’s the whole reason why you’re in business. To sell more stuff, to get more customers, to take on more employees: to get bigger. Maybe this is the case for you, or maybe not. Many business owners recognise that actually there are some big advantages to keeping things small scale. We’re…
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Crowdfunding 101: the basics for small businesses

Technology has had a huge impact on every aspect of our lives over the last decade or so – not least in the world of business. One of the biggest changes is the way it’s transforming traditional models of funding. Old methods of raising money for a new business venture have been re-shaped, while we’ve…
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The top things to think about before you start up your business

Small business owners (and people who want to run their own companies) ask us a lot of questions. It’s great that they do and we always do our best to answer their queries. But we thought that it would be useful to cover off just a few of the questions that we think everyone should…
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