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Do you ever feel that the business guides and industry blogs you are reading don’t have information and news targeted to your type and size of business? Well hopefully that problem will be solved with, a business blog just for small to medium enterprises.

This is the blog that can help you start and maintain an efficiently run business. Click onto the latest posts,

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My New Business – A busy woman’s guide to start-up success Book Giveaway!

My New Business

We have a copy of the new book My New Business – A busy woman’s guide to start-up success by Wendy Kerr to giveaway. This is great prize for any women’s start-up business, you can read more about the book below and how to enter.



We recently featured an article about My New Business book here. We said:

Unlike many business books,

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Five techniques for interviewing a champion salesperson

According to latest research 55% of the sales workforce lack the qualities required to succeed. (Source: Caliper Corp)

So, as a business owner or manager, how do you find your sales champion?

According to Shweta Jhajharia, founder of The London Coaching Group, you first need to understand the three essential qualities of a successful sales person, and then you need to ask the right questions

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Cornwall’s newest entrepreneurs set up black-tie event to showcase region’s diverse business spirit

the launch 2014

Entrepreneurs from around Cornwall, who met on an Outset Cornwall business course, have created an event to showcase their multiple talents and business ideas. Named simply, The Launch will take place at The Alverton Hotel in just ten days; on the 23rd of October.

Abbi Lunn, founder of Sparkly Arthur, a children’s wear company, conceived of the idea after speaking with other entrepreneurs on her

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Guide to Directors and Liabilities Insurance

When it comes to insurance companies AIG are head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to specialist business insurances. With 40 years worth of experience under their belt, and enviable global franchise and their uncanny ability for hitting the nail on the head when it comes to business insurance there really is no better company to go to when it comes to matters

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8 People Who Failed Before Making It Big (And the Lessons They Teach)

Sometimes fear can hold us back from our dreams. Inspire your own start-up success story with these 9 people who failed before they hit the big time.

Oprah Winfrey

Fired from her first job as a TV anchor in Baltimore, Oprah went on to reign as queen of daytime TV for 25 years. She now owns her own television network, is worth a reported $2.9

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New Book My New Business – A busy woman’s guide to start-up success

My New Business

There are now over 1.5 million self-employed women in the UK*, accounting for more than half of the newly self-employed since the economic downturn. For a large percentage of these women, the main driver for starting a business isn’t to be a hotshot entrepreneur, nor is it because they have an innovative idea, but it is simply to achieve a different work life, with freedom

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Business Expansion Ideas for SMEs

Business expansion is a double-edged sword, bringing benefits and dangers in equal measure. Increased profits only come from growth, but you also know that pushing the boundaries too far could spell disaster. Outlined below is a simple strategy for controlled expansion. You’ll maximise space and minimise outgoings, creating the ideal working environment for improved profits.

The Need For Space

Expanded operations generally call for more

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Properties of London’s rich and famous

Whether you’re an architectural expert and local historian or just a bit curious, something we can all agree on is that there’s something fascinating about other people’s houses. While this is true most of the time, it is particularly true when those houses are in some way unusual, spectacular or expensive.

Based on this fact, it’s no surprise that many of us take a keen

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Used commercial vehicle values at record levels as supplies remain scarce

Leading vehicle remarketing company, British Car Auctions (BCA), is reporting record average values for commercial vehicles in August 2014. Following today’s news from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) that new car sales continue to rise, this new data illustrates that confidence is equally strong in the commercial sector as Duncan Ward BCA’s General Manager – Commercial Vehicles explained:

“Average values have been

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New book published ‘Thrive – Surviving in a Corporate Jungle’


Are you a parrot? A snake? Or an ant? Or perhaps you know a few but just don’t realise it yet… Debut author Mark Barnes lifts the lid on the corporate jungle, advising newcomers, old timers and observers alike on how best to survive intact.

British author Mark Barnes has released a new book Thrive – Surviving in a Corporate Jungle this is his

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