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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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A guide to working remotely for small businesses

Working remotely is becoming easier than ever, thanks to new technology and a realisation among employers that flexible working is the way forward. It offers a new ways for people to contribute to your company, whatever their personal circumstances. It helps people to live their lives in the way that they want to, and to…
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How to build a business that other people want to invest in

Winning the attention of external investors is the dream of many small business owners. In a way, it feels like a vindication of the many risks that the entrepreneur has taken to start the company in the first place. And beginning to think like an external investor is actually also a very useful process for…
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Could cryptocurrencies save your small business money?

Technology is transforming every aspect of our lives, and the business world is no different. For small business owners, advances in financial technology such as blockchain – and the cryptocurrencies it enables – are potentially revolutionary. At the very least, it seems that cryptocurrencies could offer small business owners a number of different ways to…
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The art of time management

There are as many ways to plan your time as there are to waste it – and it can be a real challenge to know how to best divide up your time as the leader of a growing business. The early days are usually straightforward – as one of the only people running the company…
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How to plan for the unknown

There is a lot of uncertainty around at the moment. Of course there is the political and economic uncertainty that comes with major event like Brexit, but there are also plenty of other unknowns, even at the best of times. Markets go up and down. New technology can dramatically transform an industry, sometimes almost overnight.…
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Quick tips on marketing your small business

Marketing is one of those activities (a bit like new business development and or getting your accounting admin done) that as small business owners we know we should be doing regularly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always mean that we actually give it the time and attention it needs and deserves. As small organisations, we have a…
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Can a small business ever get too big?

Bigger is better, surely? Well, for many of us who run small businesses, this can actually be quite a difficult question to answer. There are clear advantages to running a smaller operation – fewer overheads, a more flexible structure, a shorter distance between the people who own the company and its customers. But small companies…
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What does value really mean for small business owners?

Often, when we think of the word ‘value’ in relation to small businesses and entrepreneurship, we think of it in a purely monetary sense. Think of that small tech start up whose ‘value’ mushrooms as investors and venture capitalists begin a bidding war to compete with each other to get a piece of the action,…
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