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How Crowd-Funding Is Changing Everything and What That Means for Your Startup

How Crowd-Funding Is Changing Everything and What That Means for Your Startup | SME news | Scoop.it

When FundersClub entered the scene in 2012, crowdfunding was still coming of age. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo were gaining traction, but weren’t widely perceived as serious financing platforms. They also left a gap for a company to democratize startup investing online."

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How to steer clear of common RTI blunders

How to steer clear of common RTI blunders | SME news | Scoop.it
Brian Palmer is the AAT tax policy adviser and owner of Palmer & Co accountants. Brian shares his top tips on how to avoid the most common pitfalls experienced by small business owners coming to terms with reporting in real time information.
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Tweet from @LucyMazuma

A level results day tomorrow. Never actually been asked to provide my A level grades. Didn't go to uni. I've done ok.
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City mayors ‘would stop Northern brain drain’ | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine

City mayors ‘would stop Northern brain drain’ | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine | SME news | Scoop.it

Elected mayors with economic development powers should be introduced to city regions in the north of England in a bid to tackle the ‘brain drain’ of skilled workers, Policy Exchange has said today.

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Apprenticeships need UCAS-style options map, say employers - People Management Magazine Online

Employers have called for a centralised point where all apprenticeships and other educational routes into work can be found, like the UCAS system for degrees, to help students navigate the myriad of options.

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What advice would you give for somebody going for their first proper interview? | AAT Facebook

"Do your research about the company and make sure you ask some questions about recent things the company has done! You need to seem interested in the company as a whole and not just your role."

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Britain’s policymakers are betting on businesses for economic growth this year

Britain’s policymakers are betting on businesses for economic growth this year | SME news | Scoop.it
The UK economy is likely to outperform its G7 peers in 2014 however, economists still don’t think all is right with the UK. Angela Monaghan of The Guardian newspaper talks in this article about the UK's foreseen economic growth and identifies the potential road blocks that could stunt this growth.
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11 Actions to Increase Employee Productivity

11 Actions to Increase Employee Productivity | SME news | Scoop.it

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Thomas Ammar's curator insight, March 17, 2016 2:27 AM
All 11 of these actions have a positive impact to mental and physical health of a worker which in turn increases productivity. Spreading ideas like these to companies is a goal of mine and is something id like to be heavily involved with when I'm working in this industry.
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Self employment is great if that’s what you want

Self employment is great if that’s what you want | SME news | Scoop.it
I've been self employed for thirty years. My total employment career lasted just the minimum five needed to secure all my accounting qualifications. Then I was off. I always wanted to be my own boss and I'd recommend self employment to  anyone who feels the same way.

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A-level results are a mixed bag for employers - Real Business

Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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For the first time in more than 30 years, overall A-level pass rates have fallen. 26 per cent of exams were graded an A this year, compared to 26.3 last summer. B and C grades also fell, although the top level A* grade increased to 8.3 per cent. 

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A Denim Suit for Business Dudes? Ralph Lauren Thinks So

A Denim Suit for Business Dudes? Ralph Lauren Thinks So | SME news | Scoop.it
Will men who wear power suits give the all-denim Canadian Tuxedo a try in the office?
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Tweet from @Greg_LThompson

Tweet from @Greg_LThompson | SME news | Scoop.it
Consider the alternatives to #University - study @YourAAT via @MetroUK #alevel #resultsday #studyAAT pic.twitter.com/FjziE9XNVI
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SME  /  Chamber unveils plans to create the UK's first enterprise school THEBUSINESSDESK.COM

SME  /  Chamber unveils plans to create the UK's first enterprise school  THEBUSINESSDESK.COM | SME news | Scoop.it

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce has announced details of a unique collaboration with the education sector to create what would be the UK’s first Chamber business school teaching youngsters the skills associated with successful enterprise.

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Small Business Accountant?

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Small Business Accountant? | SME news | Scoop.it
A small business should be selective when choosing an accountant. An accountant can play a critical role in the company’s successes and failures. They can also help the owner to be focused on areas…
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Apprenticeships 'increasingly attractive to middle-classes' - Telegraph

Apprenticeships 'increasingly attractive to middle-classes' - Telegraph | SME news | Scoop.it
Nick Boles, the new Skills Minister, says apprenticeships are increasingly being seen as equal in value to university degrees as it emerges that up to 100 teenagers are chasing each post this year
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The Top 30 Employers For Young Apprentices In 2014 Revealed

The Top 30 Employers For Young Apprentices In 2014 Revealed | SME news | Scoop.it
Ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk, the employee-generated review site providing information about apprenticeships and school leaver programmes, has revealed its top 30 employers for young apprentices.

The most highly rated company, providing the most va...
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I’m a Home Business and proud of it! (with images, tweets)

We've been asking our community of #homebusiness owners to tweet in pictures of their home offices - and lots of you have been sharing top tips too!

All of this is leading up to Friday 15th August, which will be a BIG day for Home Business!
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MOOCs – a threat to full-time MBA programmes?

MOOCs – a threat to full-time MBA programmes? | SME news | Scoop.it
Prior to the 21st century, education was predominantly delivered via live performances. Internet communication fundamentally altered the way business schools, schools and universities worldwide teach their students. The emergence of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for example has opened up business education to a broad audience that might otherwise not be able to afford it. Business schools have graciously shared their knowledge.
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The Growing Business Awards 2014 - Real Business

The Growing Business Awards 2014 - Real Business | SME news | Scoop.it
Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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