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Real Business - 10 tips for getting the most out of business meetings

Real Business - 10 tips for getting the most out of business meetings | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Don't waste time with inefficient meetings. Ian Baxter shares his advice for using your time in the best possible way.
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Young entrepreneurs would look to Lord Sugar as a business mentor - Business Matters

Young entrepreneurs would look to Lord Sugar as a business mentor - Business Matters | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Many young people are expressing an interest in having a business mentor when they first start out and a massive 40 per cent said they would want Lord Sugar to be their mentor.
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Not so sure about their judgement. Also Simon Cowell is at 18%...

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WallaceBurch: Quiz: How much luck is necessary in order to build a successful business?

WallaceBurch: Quiz: How much luck is necessary in order to build a successful business? | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Is your business’s success a result of luck or hard work and skill? Answer the questions below to find out.:
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How small businesses are making the most of social media to grow

How small businesses are making the most of social media to grow | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Master social media by concentrating your efforts on the right platform and managing the effectiveness of your campaign
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Battling the big boys for business

Battling the big boys for business: How do you know if you've got what it takes to have a go at Goliath's end of the market?
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Real Business - SMEs with plans in place one fifth more likely to increase profit margins

Real Business - SMEs with plans in place one fifth more likely to increase profit margins | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The importance of having a business plan is highlighted by new research showing that over a third of the UK’s 4.8m SMEs are failing to reach their full profit potential.
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More small businesses looking to export

More small businesses looking to export | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
More small companies than ever are looking to export goods and services, according to a study by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). 
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Managing cashflow: get more bang for your startup buck

Managing cashflow: get more bang for your startup buck | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A common error for fledgling businesses is to get bogged down by branding and marketing costs, says James Caan
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UK can be the world's digital capital if tech skills are fostered nationwide - Telegraph

UK can be the world's digital capital if tech skills are fostered nationwide - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
For Britain to succeed we need to ensure the continued growth and acceleration of the digital and tech expertise that exists all across the UK.
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Top 10 apps for start-up businesses

Top 10 apps for start-up businesses | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
apps With a smartphone in hand and some helpful apps, small business owners can work effectively on the move. Angela Munroe, B2B marketing UK&I at Nokia, shares her top 10 apps for busy start-ups without an office or for those out with clients on
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New apps I'll have to explore!

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Real Business - Sexing up your presentations and 6 other communications tips

Real Business - Sexing up your presentations and 6 other communications tips | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
We live in the age of the soundbite, a three minute culture, always-on comms, the global village, a media scrum. Here are six tips on how to get your message across.
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UK high-growth companies increase by 30pc - Telegraph

UK high-growth companies increase by 30pc  - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Research shows every region in the UK experienced an uplift, not just London and the South East
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Real Business - Five tips for funding a startup

Real Business - Five tips for funding a startup | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Getting your new business off the ground is never easy, and you will more than likely need a lot of time, patience, and of course – capital.
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Real Business - 10 things to remember when meeting a client for the first time

Real Business - 10 things to remember when meeting a client for the first time | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
In their first column, the Secret Salesperson reveals their advice for the first time you meet a new client.
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Good solid sensible advice

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Real Business - How to source the best staff

Real Business - How to source the best staff | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
With unemployment declining and organisations looking at how to expand their businesses, recruitment is on the up and companies are vying for the best talent to help them achieve their ambitious plans.
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Why clients come back to small businesses

Why clients come back to small businesses | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
It may seem like an uphill struggle for a small company to compete with a large rival but small is sometimes best, says James Ellison of Team Tactics.
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Lynne M. Williams BS, MA, ABD★'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:43 PM

Small businesses can offer more personalized service to their clients!

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Real Business - Setting up a business in six easy quotes

Real Business - Setting up a business in six easy quotes | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Becoming your own boss is a dream shared by millions across Britain, with record numbers joining the ranks of the self-employed.
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Safeguarding your business through risk mitigation

Safeguarding your business through risk mitigation | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business risk specialist Darren Hickman of ComplianceAssist gives advice on how to keep your business financially secure.
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Real Business - What not to do when selling your business

Real Business - What not to do when selling your business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
If you own a business, even if you’re not thinking of selling, or if the business is new, it’s wise to have an exit plan. But let’s assume you’ve taken a step further and are ready to sell within the next twelve months.
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Real Business - What not to do when selling your business #business

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Treat accounts as a detective game - just one bit of evidence - Telegraph

Treat accounts as a detective game - just one bit of evidence - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Straight-talking, common sense from the front line of management
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WallaceBurch: Don’t make a mistake when you choose who’s going to sell your company

WallaceBurch: Don’t make a mistake when you choose who’s going to sell your company | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

For most business owners, selling up is a once in a lifetime decision.  Yet it’s surprising how casually many treat the selection of an advisor or agent to organise the sale. The choice of advisor can be as black and white as the difference between a successful sale and a failure to sell. Or it can make the difference between a sale at the lower end of the price range vs. one at the top.

 
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Small business owners: me and my mentor

Small business owners: me and my mentor | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Three entrepreneurs discuss the mentors who either inspired them to start up or helped them when the going got tough
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Managing rapid change: Growing from eight people to 600

Managing rapid change: Growing from eight people to 600 | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
In this article, Jesper Frederiksen shares his advice on how to manage your business as it grows from acorn to oak tree to forest. 
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Brave new world – the birth of a startup and the journey ahead

Brave new world – the birth of a startup and the journey ahead | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Tom Blake has spent two years developing a new range of jewellery. Here he shares the key stages of his experience so far
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Real Business - Five reasons why exporting is the business for British SMEs

Real Business - Five reasons why exporting is the business for British SMEs | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Brilliant! After five years of stagnation economic recovery is underway. Growth is up and unemployment and the annual deficit are both falling. What’s not to like?
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