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    3 simple ways to keep your business organised


    Keeping your business organised can bring a wealth of benefits, from boosting efficiency, improving customer satisfaction and reducing stress - why wouldn’t we want to keep our business organised? We’re going to take a look at some simple ways to keep your business organised.

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    What impact will Boris Johnson’s Obesity Strategy have?


    Health food and drink entrepreneurs discuss Boris Johnson’s obesity strategy and whether responsibility falls on government, consumers, or brands to change habits.

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    Sustainable fashion: Is greenwashing a necessary evil?


    The fashion industry has come under intense scrutiny over the past 18 months over its contribution to the growing global climate crisis. According to Good on You , “Fast fashion can be defined as cheap, trendy clothing, that samples ideas from the catwalk or celebrity culture and turns them into ...

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    Doing Business in Europe: The four opportunities for entrepreneurs


    In this report—part of the Doing Business in Europe series – UBS Global Wealth Management considers opportunities for entrepreneurs outside of Europe who are seeking a foothold in its markets, as well as local business owners who want to adapt to a post-Covid-19 world. View the full report below:

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    Brexit: Everyday goods 'much more expensive' under no deal


    The cost of everyday items will be "much more expensive" if the government cannot secure a free-trade agreement with the EU, a business group has warned. The organisation, which represents the UK's haulage industry, said the cost of moving transporting goods will likely rise and customers could be charged up ...

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    Using the law to achieve your personal and professional objectives: Wealth planning and structuring


    By Allard Bailey Family Law In 2019 there were 5.82 million small businesses in the private sector, accounting for 99.9% of the UK’s business population . It therefore goes without saying that SMEs are an integral part of our society. As an SME owner your business will be an integral ...

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    Starling’s approach to responsible banking


    At Starling, we’re on a mission to change banking for good. That means building a banking app that makes money management easier. And it also means being a responsible business that does the right thing.

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    How to tell the difference between perfect candidates and good interviewers


    The current economic climate as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that for those organisations looking to fire currently, it’s never been more important to ensure the perfect candidate is found, adding value to the business as well as fitting in culturally.

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    Starling Portrait Series: Dave Linton


    More often than not, business is about looking at how things have been done before and having the courage and imagination to reinvent the rules. That’s what Anne Boden did when she created Starling Bank , an app-based bank for personal and business current accounts. Born out of her determination ...

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    Businesses told to prepare for 'no deal' with EU


    The government is urging businesses to prepare for a 'no deal' scenario as the UK leaves the Brexit transition period without a free-trade agreement. The government has launched a service that allows businesses to get a personalised outline of what they need to do at .

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    How to keep staff motivated whilst working from home


    Motivation is critical to a successful business and by staying on top of what keeps your workforce engaged, by communicating effectively and by providing support where things get tough, you can rest assured the bulk of your workforce remain stimulated – regardless of where they work. So how should businesses go about keeping their employees engaged and motivated whilst working from home?

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    Can UK tech start-ups change us for the good?


    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking At a recent GBEA and haysmacintyre roundtable event tech for good was the focus of discussion. Can UK tech startups change us for the good? Change is hard. We all know that. And the older we are, the hard it is. That is why ...

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    Back to business: Transitioning back to shared workspace


    The Covid-19 pandemic put businesses in a position where they needed to think quickly on their feet when it came to protecting both staff and the business itself. Companies across the globe sent staff home, with their laptops and computers in hand to work remotely as countries went into lockdown to prevent the spread.

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    Food founders festival goes virtual


    Since 2016 the Bread & Jam Festival has been the “go-to” event for anyone wanting to start or grow a food or drink business. The annual conference for challenger brands pulls together the biggest names in food and drink, from successful entrepreneurs to high-street retailers and industry investors. And, in ...

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    Search begins for UK’s Food & Drink Heroes


    The search for the UK’s top food and drink entrepreneurs has begun with Food & Drink Heroes, a new awards programme from the creators of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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    Starling Bank launches tree-planting referral scheme


    Starling, the UK’s leading digital bank, has launched a new environmental initiative to plant one tree for every successful new personal and business customer referral.

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    Covid-19 'changing HealthTech forever'


    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking Covid-19 is changing UK HealthTech forever, according to founders of UK healthcare start-ups at a recent online round table organised by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and haysmacintyre . “Who are these 5%?” asked Jon Dawson, from the creative, media and tech team ...

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    5 ways to improve your business credit rating


    Image Credit: Deposit Photos By Funding Options The solvency of your business, how up-to-date your business accounts are and how quickly you pay suppliers are all factors that can contribute towards your business credit score . Finance lenders check this information when you apply for a loan to understand ...

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    Short-term business loans - how can they benefit SMEs?


    By Funding Options Short-term business loans can provide you with the finance your company needs. Perhaps you need a loan for cash flow purposes, or maybe you want to set your growth plans into action. Whatever the reason, this guide is designed to help you figure out whether a short-term ...

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    Good health equals high performance


    By Reece Mennie, the CEO of HJ Collection As a hardworking father and businessman who recently decided to prioritise my health and wellbeing, after many years of indulgent consumption, I want to share some great benefits you and your business can receive from just a few simple changes to your ...