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SMEs worried that interest rate rise could damage business - Business Matters

SMEs worried that interest rate rise could damage business - Business Matters | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
UK SMEs are worried that an interest rate rise is a threat to their business, despite the Bank of England’s promises that any hike will be small and slow.
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Small businesses see tech as key to their advantage over large firms

Small businesses see tech as key to their advantage over large firms | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Four fifths of small companies believe their ability to optimise processes quickly gives them a distinct advantage over large firms when implementing technology-led initiatives. 
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WallaceBurch: What SMEs should look for when recruiting

WallaceBurch: What SMEs should look for when recruiting | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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In business there’s an extraordinarily wide variance in recruitment philosophy. At one end of the spectrum there are those who look for the people with the quickest availability and the lowest cost, generally with some attempt to determine whether candidates have the ability and attitude to do the job to an acceptable level. 

At the other end, there are those who are willing to invest significant time, resource and skills with the goal of finding exceptionally talented people who will do outstanding jobs, grow with the business and help drive the business forward.

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Bitcoin: How small business can get to grips with the new virtual currency - Telegraph

Bitcoin: How small business can get to grips with the new virtual currency - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Ten top tips for entrepreneurs and small businesses using bitcoins
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Content marketing: turn website visits into sales through the medium of video

Content marketing: turn website visits into sales through the medium of video | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Videos can boost sales, but SMEs need to think through their strategy. Jon Card speaks to experts and entrepreneurs • Why online video is the future of content marketing
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Anthony Hilton: A small-firm funding solution beckons

Anthony Hilton: A small-firm funding solution beckons | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Banks exist to lend to small businesses — but they can’t make it pay.
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UK: Europe's most desirable country for business expansion - Real Business

UK: Europe's most desirable country for business expansion - Real Business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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Small company owners believe luck is not a big factor in business

Small company owners believe luck is not a big factor in business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business owners have poured cold water on the notion that you need to be lucky in order to be successful, research finds.
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WallaceBurch: How to become an entrepreneur by career-morphing

WallaceBurch: How to become an entrepreneur by career-morphing | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

What skills and experience should you try to gain before starting your own business? This article details the business areas in which it’s worth trying to spend time, and the skills you should focus on developing.

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10 tips for creating a socially conscious business - Real Business

Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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WallaceBurch: The dawn of the business enabler

WallaceBurch: The dawn of the business enabler | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

It’s a manager’s responsibility to ensure that s/he is ready to meet the needs and demands of the future.  None more so than having the skills that they will require in order to continue to perform their job highly effectively.

 

Which begs the question: ‘what will those skills be?’

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WallaceBurch: Should you be an Entrepreneur?

WallaceBurch: Should you be an Entrepreneur? | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of pressure out there for people to set up and run their own business.  The government encourages entrepreneurship, almost every second article on business-related social media promotes the benefits, and the whole concept of running your own show is made to be enticingly attractive.  But there’s downsides too, many of which are swept under the carpet away from view.

 So is it the right choice for you? To a large extent this depends on what sort of person you are and what you expect and want to achieve in life.
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Small Talk: SMEs which can't get off the ground are the real headache - The Independent

Small Talk: SMEs which can't get off the ground are the real headache - The Independent | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Small Talk: SMEs which can't get off the ground are the real headache
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... be able secure business funding.
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How UK online retailers can increase their exports

How UK online retailers can increase their exports | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Greg Zemor discusses how online retailers in the UK can leverage online sales channels to export more.
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WallaceBurch: The thin line between mediocrity and business success

WallaceBurch: The thin line between mediocrity and business success | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Let’s face it, most people who call themselves or are categorised as entrepreneurs don’t achieve significant success. Why – because they think they’re better than they really are. 

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5 key challenges faced by Britain's growing businesses - Real Business

5 key challenges faced by Britain's growing businesses - Real Business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs. #business #advice

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How apps could improve business performance for your SME

How apps could improve business performance for your SME | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Tech experts and entrepreneurs tell Sabuhi Gard about the mobile apps that can help to streamline your business
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WallaceBurch: Are you surrounded by yes-men and yes-women?

WallaceBurch: Are you surrounded by yes-men and yes-women? | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Have you noticed that a significant proportion of successful business owners seem to have an almost unending supply of yes-men* in their entourage?

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UK SMEs confident of growth - Real Business

Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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Soapbox: SME leaders should conduct constant appraisals of their employees, says Debbie Klein - Telegraph

Soapbox: SME leaders should conduct constant appraisals of their employees, says Debbie Klein - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Younger employees in particular expect instant feedback instead of infrequent assessments, the chief executive of Engine communication firm tells Rachel Bridge
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How SMEs can make the best use of social media

How SMEs can make the best use of social media | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
It's easy to get caught up in the obvious aspects of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, but success lies in the subtleties
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BSN's curator insight, June 2, 2014 12:27 PM

How SMEs can make the best use of social media. #business #socialmedia

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Does your business need to get a grip on its marketing?

Does your business need to get a grip on its marketing? | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Here our eight warning signs to watch out for that reveal your marketing (or lack of) is holding your company back
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Q&A roundup: How do you involve staff in your business goals?

Q&A roundup: How do you involve staff in your business goals? | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Our panel of experts answered questions on how to make sure staff remain engaged and motivated
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WallaceBurch: How to employ an entrepreneur

WallaceBurch: How to employ an entrepreneur | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurs focus on goals, achieve success and create wealth.  Boy, wouldn’t you want some of them working for you?

 

The problem is that the best entrepreneurs are unemployable.  They do things their way, they don’t care for the niceties of policy and procedure – especially when defined by someone else, they won’t do what they’re told, and they don’t care too much if they upset a few people along the way.  In summary, they’re unmanageable.

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Alternative finance could liberate UK SMEs if regulators lift the speed limit | City A.M.

Alternative finance could liberate UK SMEs if regulators lift the speed limit | City A.M. | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
THE ARGUMENT about banks and the adequacy (or not) of their lending to small businesses has raged on for about four years.
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