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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.

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Business Advised on Advantages Of Incentives on Switching to Green Energy

Businesses could be missing out on thousands of pounds in savings by delaying switching to green energy for heating.

According to Michael Wright, of leading renewable energy installer Yorkshire Heat Pumps, firms who make the changeover currently stand to benefit from 20 years of government incentive payments, as well as being assured of lower, long-term, sustainable energy costs.

And with the incentive payments, businesses could

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Specsavers Corporate Eyecare Reveals Concerns for SMEs Driver Eyecare

Research into Driver Eyecare within SMEs, revealed by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, shows that despite having concerns for employee safety, and being aware of the costs of collisions, employers are still not taking heed.

The survey exposed nearly a quarter (23%) of SME employers as having concerns that some of their drivers may not have adequate eyesight. This, coupled with the fact that more than half

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Eyecare: perceptions, provision and potential

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By Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

Eyecare may often still be seen as being associated with something required by people who wear glasses to read or to drive. However in practice, eyecare is about a great deal more. A simple eye examination can not only test a person’s vision, but can also detect conditions of the eye, like glaucoma and

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Know About Alternative Finance For Your SME

For many small and medium sized enterprises looking to expand, the source of your funding becomes a major issue when the bank that previously liked to say “Yes” now says “No, not really”. If your assets are already promised to the bank, your order book is full and suppliers need paying, or when cash-flow has been reduced to a trickle, alternative finance is where an

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With the return of Dragons’ Den many entrepreneurs and ambitious businesses will be considering how they might attract crucial funding to accelerate growth.

So, what steps should a company owner put in place to ensure that his or her business is attractive as possible to potential investors. Growth is only seven steps away, according to’s CEO Rick Palmer. His business recently attracted major investment

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What to Look For in an Online Collaboration Platform

It is one thing to identify a need for improved collaboration and project management, and another thing to go about creating the change. There are many factors to consider when selecting an online collaboration platform. Here are a few features to look for as you evaluate your options.

Secure File Sharing

First and foremost you must ensure that the system you choose is secure. It

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121 Company Formation helping entrepreneurs to formulate their business

In the world of business, time is money – and 121 Company Formation is helping ambitious entrepreneurs to save both with their efficient and great value company formation service.

As one of the UK’s leading company formation websites, 121 Company Formation can help businesses to incorporate their own firm within a maximum of five business hours, with convenient electronic registration and a direct link to

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How Business Skills have changed in the 21st Century

The structure of business has changed considerably. In the past there were those in the company with strategic roles who set policy, and there were those who implemented them. Exercising good business skills was mostly a matter of following direction.

However according to William Buist of Abelard Collaborative Consultancy and founder of the exclusive xTEN Club the nature of business has changed, and the idea

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Recruitment Consultancy Harrison Dear’s London’s Job Boom Prediction

The reaction follows a new report which predicts that the job boom will continue in the capital, with the media industry a particular area that is expected to grow. A spokesperson from Harrison Dear provides a statement.

145,000 jobs will be created in London over the next decade, according to a new report compiled by the Centre for Cities and Cambridge Econometrics. The report states

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Headhunting: Top Executive Recruitment Tips for SMEs


When it comes to filling key positions in a small to medium sized enterprise, there is little room for error as such recruitment decisions tend to affect the future performance of such organisations. It goes without saying that acquiring the best executives to fill key openings is one of the pillars of successful businesses. In many cases, small to medium sized enterprises traditionally lose

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