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Do you know what your SEO agency is up to?

Do you know what your SEO agency is up to? | New-biz | Scoop.it
It's not a trick question... Do you actually know? I know it may seem strange for me to start writing about SEO. Let's face it, I'm hardly a renown face within the industry and I don't intend to be.
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Google+ turns 2 and is more than established!

Google+ turns 2 and is more than established! | New-biz | Scoop.it
"I’m a big fan of Google. However, its not about Google, it’s about what people have done with Google. It’s about all the people using Google to become leaders in their own lives and their own communities.
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Free Google Plus Guide for Business - Keepoint

Free Google Plus Guide for Business - Keepoint | New-biz | Scoop.it
Download our free guide to Google+ for Business to unlock the value. Google+ is full of great features!
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6 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Telephone Answering Service!

6 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Telephone Answering Service! | New-biz | Scoop.it
A call answering service isn't for every business, and maybe it isn't for yours either.
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Schedule of the UK’s Twitter Networking Hours

Schedule of the UK’s Twitter Networking Hours | New-biz | Scoop.it
Twitter networking hours are a great way to connect with other businesses in your region or even nationwide.
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Which Details Should be Shown on Your Stationery & Your Premises?

Which Details Should be Shown on Your Stationery & Your Premises? | New-biz | Scoop.it
Since we offer Virtual Business Addresses, we are often asked by our client which details they should include on their stationery. We've put together an easy guide which should help you understand your legal obligations.
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Our Google+ Workshop is back!

Our Google+ Workshop is back! | New-biz | Scoop.it
Getting you up and running on Google+ We will once again be hosting a special workshop which will aim to ensure that attendees will leave with the knowledge and confidence to grow their followers on Google+ and make the most…...
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Start-Up Costs

Start-Up Costs | New-biz | Scoop.it

A large part of your business plan will revolve around the start-up costs associated with your business. Only once you have an accurate figure you can start to think about how much funding you will require, and what type of funding is most suitable for you.

 

It is best to try and keep your start up business costs as low as possible as long as it does not have too much of a negative effect on your ability to run the business from the outset.

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Support for Small Businesses

Support for Small Businesses | New-biz | Scoop.it

There are many challenges and obstacles to overcome when you first start a new business, but with a bit of guidance you can really achieve what you set out to do and make a real success of your business. 

 

You may be starting up a small business as the sole owner, or as part of a small team, but that doesn’t mean that you are alone with your concerns, worries and financial constraints.

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Setting Up As a Limited Company

Setting Up As a Limited Company | New-biz | Scoop.it

The difference between setting up a limited company and registering as a sole trader involves the personal financial liability involved. As a sole trader you are personally liable for any debts incurred if the business fails; whereas if you are part of a limited company you have certain protections against debts.

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Testing Your Ideas

Testing Your Ideas | New-biz | Scoop.it

Market research and testing out your ideas is crucial to determining whether or not your business start-up will be a success. The passion for the service or product you are providing is a great thing, and can be the bedrock behind your success if given the right conditions; but if the market isn’t there for your business, or you get your pricing structure wrong, it might not work out well for you.

 

 

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What Type of Business is For You?

What Type of Business is For You? | New-biz | Scoop.it

There are a few possible situations to consider once you are satisfied that your business ideas are viable and sustainable


What Type of Business Premises Do You Need?

One of the first things you need to consider is what type of business address you require. Can your business be sustained as an online only venture for instance?

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Can you work virtually and sing from the same hymn sheet?

Can you work virtually and sing from the same hymn sheet? | New-biz | Scoop.it
Many people may think that hiring a virtual team is risky. Can everyone really work together productively towards the end goal without meeting or being in the same location?
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It’s Social Media Day! Here’s a Pezi For You!

It’s Social Media Day! Here’s a Pezi For You! | New-biz | Scoop.it
Social Media for Small Businesses put together for The North West Women in Business Event I was invited to speak at. Enjoy!
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Google+ turns 2 and is more than established!

Google+ turns 2 and is more than established! | New-biz | Scoop.it
"I’m a big fan of Google. However, its not about Google, it’s about what people have done with Google. It’s about all the people using Google to become leaders in their own lives and their own communities.
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Smart Social Media

Smart Social Media | New-biz | Scoop.it
As per one of my previous posts, Thursday evening, I was kindly invited by The Women's Organisation to take part in their Smart Social Media event.
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Schedule of the UK’s Twitter Networking Hours

Schedule of the UK’s Twitter Networking Hours | New-biz | Scoop.it
Twitter networking hours are a great way to connect with other businesses in your region or even nationwide.
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Keepoint Shortlisted for Prestigious Liverpool Award

Keepoint Shortlisted for Prestigious Liverpool Award | New-biz | Scoop.it
Just over a year ago, Michelle and I went to Downtown Liverpool in Business (DLIB) Sexy Networking Event.
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Startup Networking Tips To Get You On The Road To Success

Startup Networking Tips To Get You On The Road To Success | New-biz | Scoop.it
Networking... a word which can send shivers down the spine of many of you out there! It's however an important part of running a business and doesn't have to be as scary as people think!
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North West Women in Business

North West Women in Business | New-biz | Scoop.it
This Lady Loves have once again invited us to take part in their next big event: North West Women in Business Day which will be held June 13th at Chester Racecourse  from 10am – 4pm.
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Start-up Funding

Start-up Funding | New-biz | Scoop.it

A start-up business venture can be an expensive undertaking and raising enough money to make it worthwhile from the off can be quite difficult, especially at a time when the economy is struggling.

 

Once you have worked out the fundamentals of your business; the size of the venture, whether you’ll be hiring any staff, the size of any required premises and have written your business plan then you will have an accurate idea of how much funding you require in order to start your business.

 

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Buying a Franchise

Buying a Franchise | New-biz | Scoop.it

Buying into a franchise is an attractive proposition for individuals looking for a ready-made brand to invest and work with; a chance to go straight in at a functioning level using the products and/or services of an already established company with a reputation that has already been built.

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Register as a Sole Trader Or As a Partnership

Register as a Sole Trader  Or As a Partnership | New-biz | Scoop.it

When deciding to start a new business, often the simplest form is the way forward. By registering as a sole trader or as part of a partnership you are allowing your new company the room to grow before tying it down to a business form which could limit you at such an early stage.

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Starting a Business Online

Starting a Business Online | New-biz | Scoop.it

Why go Online?

Consumer habits and trends are constantly shifting but one constant is the increase in reliability of online sources.

With the advent of laptops, smartphones and latterly tablets, consumers are now shopping on the move and accessing information from wherever they are. People want information right now and often jump between devices and physical high street shops in order to complete a shopping experience.

 

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Are You Ready to Run Your Own Business - Keepoint

Are You Ready to Run Your Own Business - Keepoint | New-biz | Scoop.it

Starting a new business is a huge undertaking, one that can be a rollercoaster ride of emotions, incredibly hard work but ultimately rewarding if it works.

There are a few points to consider before starting your own business. Balanced against the positives are the stresses and potential strains related to your health, finances and personal relationships.

 

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