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The Business Of DIY: 10 Things To Make and Sell Online

Making things from scratch, cultivating them by hand, and carving out a living by selling and trading them—these are the incentive transactions of commerce across the country. Commerce has evolved in the past few hundred years, with the…
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3 Crucial Questions To 'Fail Proof' Your New Business

Starting a successful business is hard, but let’s not presume that entrepreneurship itself is intrinsically riskier than other things that popular culture deems as “acceptable.” You’ll never be able to completely avoid risk, either…

9 Simple Ways You Can Make Your Employees Happy

Most leaders agree that employee attitude is a key factor in an organisation's success. Whether your employees are fulfilled and motivated or frustrated and disengaged is largely up to you. To keep employees fulfilled, productive, and engaged--and…
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Why Your Business Isn't Too Boring For Pinterest

You don’t have to be a ‘lifestyle’ business to benefit from Pinterest. Here’s how your company can use it to its advantage  Pinterest is more than just a photo and video-driven community for people interested in food,…
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Why Should You Take On An Apprentice?

Government statistics show that there has never been a better time to recruit an apprentice in the UK. 75% of employers report that taking on an apprentice has helped their business improve the quality of their product and service, while…
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10 Things You Should Be Doing On Social Media To Grow Your Business.

At least 86 percent of people are now internet users, according to the latest data, and social media is one of the most cost-effective ways to connect those internet users with your business. Use these 10 tips to make sure your business is…
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Do You Really Need A Business Plan?

Starting a business was the last thing on Sean Hackney's mind when he sat down to write a business plan. Hoping to persuade a soft drink company to hire him, Hackney scripted a plan for taking on his former employer, Red Bull North America…

7 Creative Ideas For Your Loyalty Scheme Rewards Programme

If you’re struggling with stabilising a client base in your online store, you should consider experimenting with a customer loyalty programme. Loyalty programmes are ways to incentivise your customers to make repeat purchases with your brand…

How To Profit From Your Passions

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most…
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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete Against Major Competitors

Moving into a new city or job can be daunting, the hassle of finding accommodation, the stress of moving personal items and most especially the people or city accepting someone new might not be pleasing. The same applies to small businesses…