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[ 12 Dec 2016 | No Comment ]

Over 600,000 business were started in the UK in 2015, up almost 4.6% over the previous year. Unfortunately, Dave Millett of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox, is still seeing start-ups making these nine costly mistakes with regards to their telecoms:

A mobile number only on your business card.  Research shows 30% of people do not trust them and therefore will not contact them.  If you only have one mobile you also only have a single voicemail for personal and business calls.  It is all about creating the right first impression.
Using your home …

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[ 28 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, or simply want to earn extra cash, why not embark on a small business venture to help boost your income? There are many things you can do to fill your wallet with cash, so take a look at these interesting ideas.
Set up a mobile company Whether you want to sell food from a little wagon or have your own portable market stall, this could be a great way to fill your spare time. While setting up a business can be testing, anything on …

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[ 11 Aug 2016 | No Comment ]

By Garry Smith, business coach at Advantage Business Partnerships and the co-author of Creating Business Advantage: Setting Up and Running A Successful Business
Perhaps the most important thing for any new business owner to realise is that you need to be ready for constant change, and the stress which can result. Change is now normal and, if you’re not equipped to deal with it, you will fall behind very quickly. However, you can reduce the stress of this by setting up a solid base of policies for your business early on, …

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[ 22 Oct 2015 | No Comment ]
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Having a new baby or young family can be overwhelming, and starting a new business is all consuming. So why do so many mums do both? Despite developing flexible working legislation, many jobs still don’t offer sufficient flexibility, and some mums want the freedom of being their own boss to allow them to prioritise time with their family. Starting a business when you have baby or toddler can be a big challenge, but it is entirely possible too. Here are some pointers from Antonia Chitty of Family Friendly Working, to …

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[ 20 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]

Having a new baby can be overwhelming, and starting a new business is all consuming. So why do so many mums do both? Despite developing flexible working legislation, many jobs still don’t offer sufficient flexibility, and some mums want the freedom of being their own boss to allow them to prioritise time with their new family. Starting a business when you have a newborn can be a big challenge, but it is entirely possible too. Here are some pointers from Antonia Chitty of Family Friendly Working, to get you going:

If …

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[ 18 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]

The rise of the Internet has been a massive help to people looking for a more flexible way of working. It has enabled people to start their own business with very small overheads – whether you want to sell your handmade products, re-sell something mas-produced, or sell a skill, such as your design or computer programming know how.
Even if you are not actually selling online, the web makes it really easy to stay in touch with your customers via email, and order stock, stationery and necessities so much more quickly …

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[ 10 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Find out about: Starting Your Own Business

Family Friendly Working is packed with articles on all sorts of topics, whether you want to run your own business, join a party plan or direct sales business, or buy a franchise. In this article. I round up some of our news and advice about starting a business, to make it easier for you to find out what you need to know. 
1. We have a great series of articles on how to create and sell your own product. Loads of tips and advice to take you from the initial …

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[ 25 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]

  Thanks to a newly launched range of scholarships and bursaries, 30 aspiring creative entrepreneurs will receive financial help toward School for Creative Startups Sheffield course, which is designed to teach, support and empower creative talent to start and grow new businesses.
Business Sheffield, the business support division of Creative Sheffield, is working in partnership with The Sheffield College and the School for Creative Startups to provide two full scholarships, which will cover the entire tuition fee of £3,500 per place and will be awarded to candidates demonstrating ambition and commitment, but …

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[ 27 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]

Business woman and Financial Planner, Rebecca Robertson, has launched a national female financial advisor firm for the everyday women.
With financial adviser roles being dominated by men, the company’s goal is to create more opportunity for women by creating a franchise, through which women can set up their own advisory business with full support and training, and in turn provide female clients and their family’s advice on their finances.
In September the firm ran their first training course with three new advisers, growing the team to 6. Nadine Monks from Medway is …

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[ 15 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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Almost two thirds of working mums have considered setting up their own businesses and 38% have put the wheels in motion, according to Workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey. The survey of over 2,390 working parents, sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd, covers a wide variety of issues, from childcare and flexible working to finances, discrimination and self employment.
It shows 63% of working mums have considered setting up their own business or franchise, up significantly on last year’s figure of 57%. Of these, 62% are just considering it while 21% are in the early …