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Why doesn’t anybody believe me?

Mr Carney chose Nottingham, middle England, to make his first public speech since assuming the role of governor of the Bank of England. Nottingham at the heart of the country with it’s small & medium sized businesses represents the core of the British economy. His, was a message of reassurance […]

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Propeller start up: The Present Tree

Today we are profiling one of the 26 successful candidates currently progressing through the intensive second phase of the programme – Catherine Cunningham from The Present Tree. The Gift That Lasts a Lifetime Catherine Cunningham was intrigued by the idea of an online, eco-friendly business with the potential for high-growth, […]

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The Impact Equation

Impact = Contrast X (Reach + Exposure + Articulation + Trust + Echo) I was really looking forward to The Impact Equation. Written by the authors of “trust agents”. A book that was ahead of its time. It started well. The equations is top notch (and common sense). And that […]

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Effective Email Signature Tips

Email is a powerful small business tool for lead generation, marketing and general communication. If your business relies on reaching out to potential clients or interacting with current customers then email can be one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal. But many people are not using email to […]

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8 Companies That Have Gone Green

Green. It’s the new buzzword in business, politics, lifestyle. Green is the ideology that aims to create an ecologically sustainable society rooted in environmentalism, or concerns for the conservation and improvement of the environment. In this post we outline 8 American companies that have gone green. Socially conscious companies have […]

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How To Write a Great Business Plan

A business plan is the first step to any business establishment. There are many benefits of creating an impressive business plan. Firstly, it helps you to communicate your ideas and strategies to your potential associates and colleagues, who can in return guide you with profitable measures to improve your take […]

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Real Time Information is Coming

RTI – Real Time Information – is coming for you. You can wait until the government’s RTI requirements for small businesses with 50 staff and under kicks in April 2014, or take a more proactive approach – and embrace it now. Under RTI, you as an employer and a pension […]

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Looking for Business Advice?

The first port of call when turning a new idea into a successful business is finding and securing the funding. This can sometimes be difficult and stressful. The best thing you can do is find a trustworthy source to help guide you through the process. Looking for Business Advice? Smarta […]

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What to Include on Your Business Card

Print marketing isn’t entirely dead. In a world full of QR codes, social media and smartphone bumps, it’s easy to see how print marketing could get lost in the shuffle. But, for many small business owners and entrepreneurs, business cards are still a key point of contact and an integral […]

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