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Relocating a small business: the pros, cons and necessary preparations

Relocating a small business: the pros, cons and necessary preparations | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
When, why and how should you relocate? Rosie Niven talks to small business owners who have dared to make the move
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Cash flow management – How to keep your business thriving

Cash flow management – How to keep your business thriving | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
John Hoskin gives advice to small businesses on preparing for cash flow crises.
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Entrepreneurs are our wealth creators - Telegraph

Entrepreneurs are our wealth creators  - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The Duke of York is providing a new platform to back young British talent and banish the stigma of start-up failures
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Real Business - How to – and how NOT to - export

Real Business - How to – and how NOT to - export | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Lara Morgan learned about exporting the hard way. Here, she shares frank and honest insights and tips from her exporting experience.
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A short-term finance option for SMEs

A short-term finance option for SMEs | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Russell Gould, managing director of Everline, explains how his company can address the short-term finance needs of small companies.
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Real Business - How to get investment from angel investors

Real Business - How to get investment from angel investors | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Angel investors can be a valuable source of funding for entrepreneurs. Here is what you need to know to pitch successfully.
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New collaboration aims to simplify small business lending process

New collaboration aims to simplify small business lending process | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
SME borrowing could be made easier by a collaboration between the UK’s main alternative business funders.
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Keep it simple: avoid giving your customers decision overload

Keep it simple: avoid giving your customers decision overload | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Giving customers too much choice can make them less, not more likely to buy your products, says Antonio E Weiss
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Getting your business in front of the right investor - Tech Invest 2014

Getting your business in front of the right investor - Tech Invest 2014 | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The search for the right backer is one which should start a long time before needing capital.
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New competition watchdog set to investigate small business lending

New competition watchdog set to investigate small business lending | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The £170bn small business lending market is to be the first major investigation of the new competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority.
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How to make your start-up a fantastic place to work - Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas

How to make your start-up a fantastic place to work - Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Six essential rules for creating a positive company culture that will put your business on the fast-track to success
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Real Business - Why SMEs need analytics: The rise of the Quantified Enterprise

Real Business - Why SMEs need analytics: The rise of the Quantified Enterprise | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
"Data-driven predictions can succeed--and they can fail. It is when we deny our role in the process that the odds of failure rise. Before we demand more of our data, we need to demand more of ourselves."
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Real Business - How to become one of the best places to work

Real Business - How to become one of the best places to work | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
In business, it can be easy to focus so hard on profit that you lose sight of how important your team and your environment are, says Marc Warren.
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WallaceBurch: Are entrepreneurial sparks flying?

WallaceBurch: Are entrepreneurial sparks flying? | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Have you got that deep desire to work for yourself, to create and build your own business, to do your own thing? Or maybe you’ve had THE idea, seen a gap in the market, identified a great opportunity and now you’re keen to do something about it.

 

But which comes first, the business idea or the desire to run your own business? And can you do one without the other?

 Well I reckon that the desire to do your own thing is much more important than the idea.  If you have the idea but not the desire, in my opinion it’s probably best to find someone to work with who’ll take your idea through to the reality of a thriving business.

 

 

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Real Business - 6 top tips for carrying out a thorough competitor analysis

Real Business - 6 top tips for carrying out a thorough competitor analysis | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Knowing your market is essential in order for you to grow your business. Here are six top tips for conducting a proper analysis of the market and the competition.
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Put your business idea to the test by asking three simple questions

Put your business idea to the test by asking three simple questions | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Matt Watkinson, author of The ten principles behind great customer experiences, offers his top tips for startups and SMEs
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Lloyds to lend an extra £1bn to SMEs - Telegraph

Lloyds to lend an extra £1bn to SMEs - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The bank’s promise over the coming year plays its part to revive one of the key elements of the UK economy
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Small business tips: quit the day job and become an entrepreneur

Small business tips: quit the day job and become an entrepreneur | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Lots of people dream of working for themselves, but sometimes you need a little push. Caroline Rust shares her top tips for entrepreneurs considering taking the plunge
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How to write a business plan: sales and marketing

How to write a business plan: sales and marketing | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Experts offer advice on writing the fourth part of the business plan, which focuses on your sales and marketing strategy
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Real Business - 4 tips to help SMEs keep existing customers happy

Real Business - 4 tips to help SMEs keep existing customers happy | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Small and medium-sized companies account for 99.9 per cent of tK's business and a combined annual turnover of over £3,000bn. With this in mind, here are 4 tips to help smaller brands compete with the big guys by communicating with their customers more effectively.
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WallaceBurch: The Mother (or Daddy) of all inventions – how to be a great mumpreneur (or dadpreneur)

WallaceBurch: The Mother (or Daddy) of all inventions – how to be a great mumpreneur (or dadpreneur) | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Firstly, if you’re a dadpreneur or a wannabe dadpreneur, that’s cool – I’ve just written this focusing on mumpreneurs, so swap the she for he and the mum for dad, and it’s all yours, well mostly. The reality is that the term mumpreneur really describes someone who has prime responsibility for their children and is running their own business.

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UK to surpass pre-crisis levels earlier than expected, says BCC - Telegraph

UK to surpass pre-crisis levels earlier than expected, says BCC - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
BCC upgrades its forecasts for growth to 2.8pc this year and 2.5pc next year
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Real Business - Research is key to breaking into international markets

Real Business - Research is key to breaking into international markets | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Trading overseas is frequently showcased as a driver of economic growth. Yet how can British businesses harness the potential of foreign opportunities?
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Real Business - Why growing businesses must measure employee performance

Real Business - Why growing businesses must measure employee performance | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Employees are, of course, the X Factors of our businesses. We get nowhere without the right winning teams, says Jan Cavelle.
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Businesses missing a trick by not taking on working mums

Businesses missing a trick by not taking on working mums | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Eight in ten UK companies believe that their industry misses out by not employing women after maternity leave, research finds. 
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