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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 ...

  • Food & Drink Heroes

    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.

  • Starling Bank

    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 ...

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    How to improve a bad credit score in 3 steps


    By Funding Options Most of us are all too aware of the importance of good personal credit when it comes to obtaining finance for mortgages, contracts, and credit cards. For small business owners, establishing business credit can be just as crucial. Even if you’re a solo-led startup running your ...

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    Cash flow lending definition & how it works


    By Funding Options Healthy cash flow – the amount of cash and equivalents that flow in and out of a business – is the lifeblood of most SMEs. Yet dealing with cash flow issues as a startup or small business can be challenging and lack of cash is one of ...

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    What are fast business loans?


    By Funding Options In the world of business, things can move at lightning speed and there are times when you might need a bit of extra cash to keep things moving in the right direction. Perhaps you’ve been hit with an unforeseen expense to pay for or maybe you just ...

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    Top 4 business car hire options


    By Funding Options If you need access to a car for business purposes and could do without the inconvenience of legally owning one, business contract hire — commonly referred to as BCH or business car leasing — could be the route to (eh hem) drive down. Even if you ...

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    Redesigning safe retail in the age of experience


    By Meredith O'Shaugnessy, independent creative brand and retail strategist at Meredith Collective Coronavirus has been the final reckoning for great swathes of retail, and it’s been brutal. Some high street stalwarts won’t open their doors again. With caution front of mind, it might be tempting for retailers to throw creativity ...

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    Short video is ‘charging a revolution’ in brand advertising


    The short video which is often produced using a smartphone and TikTok for a low budget is transforming traditional advertising and PR, suggest media experts who recently participated in an online roundtable. But traditional advertising is not dead.

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    A guide to business loans for small businesses


    By Funding Options Every business, however large or small, needs adequate cash flow to operate well. Business loans for small businesses can provide companies with the financial help they need in a flexible format. In this article, we take a look at the most common forms of small business ...