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    Top 10 tips for start-ups

    2014-11-27T09:00:00Z

    After being nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014, Michael Kent, founder of digital money service, Azimo, has provided his top 10 tips for start-ups.

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    Why Buying British is Back in Fashion

    2014-11-26T09:00:00Z

    If the health and wealth of the domestic manufacturing industry is usually considered a reliable indicator of the state of British industry, then the prognosis for 2015 looks pretty encouraging. Whilst growth has slowed a little in recent months, the demand for British made products is continuing to rise in ...

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    Preparing for the Online Christmas Rush? Start With Your Marketing and Your Website

    2014-11-25T09:00:00Z

    In my last article, I discussed the importance of online businesses preparing for Christmas well in advance of the festive season. Last year Cyber Monday, the single busiest day for online shopping, saw 113 million visits to online shops in one day. Retailers need to make sure they re as ...

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    Thanks, I Don’t Need Your Card

    2014-11-25T09:00:00Z

    Imagine handing your card to someone at a networking event and having it handed back to you with Thanks, but I don t need your card. Well, that s exactly what happened to Juan, who wrote to me recently. Juan found this pretty insulting, and he ...

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    Zero hours contracts:an update

    2014-11-24T09:00:00Z

    Last week Ed Miliband attacked Sports Direct over their use of zero hours contracts. The use (and misuse) of zero hours contracts has been one of the most contentious topics in employment law in the past 12 months.

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    Continue to Communicate When Disaster Strikes

    2014-11-24T09:00:00Z

    With long term 2014/15 winter forecasts now being set by the Met Office, many people and businesses will understandably be concerned about how it might impact them over the coming months.

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    Dress codes

    2014-11-24T09:00:00Z

    Dress codes are often used by companies who expect their employees to adhere to the rules. There are many reasons companies can decide to introduce a dress or appearance policy, from health and safety reasons to promoting the business in a uniform. Paula Cooke-McManus, Employment Consultant, at Croner investigates.

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    Calculating holiday pay following the Bear Scotland ruling

    2014-11-24T09:00:00Z

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently made a ruling in the case of Bear Scotland v Fulton that could have a significant impact on how companies calculate annual leave for their employees, says Liz Iles Senior Employment Consultant at Croner.

  • Opinion

    How to Find and Amplify Meaning: Growth Secrets of the World’s Most Valuable Brands

    2014-11-24T09:00:00Z

    The combined value of the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands has nearly doubled since the ranking launched in 2006, and when compared with the Standard & Poor s (S&P) 500 index their share price is growing twice as fast. Investing in building a brand really does pay off. ...

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    The Top 10 Worst E-Disclosure Searches

    2014-11-24T09:00:00Z

    In cases where an e-disclosure investigation is necessary, it is essential that the procedure is highly efficient and provides clear and concise results. However, we continue to see that firms are making crucial errors in the process, such as agreeing to search for ineffective words and phrases.

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    Great British Entrepreneur Awards - Awards Night 2014

    2014-11-24T02:31:24Z

    [video mp4="http://fbt2015-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/2015/07/489668854412.mp4" poster="http://fbt2015-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/2015/06/639635000982.png"][/video] In its second year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards brought a night of glitz and glamour to the hard-working lives of some of the UK's most inspiring entrepreneurs. Co-founder Simon Burton emphatically told each and every single shortlisted entrepreneur that they "rock!", met the rapturous applause. ...

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    Fuelling Growth for the Networked Economy

    2014-11-21T09:00:00Z

    Looking back at economic revolutions to-date, what they have all had in common is that technological advances have driven major shifts in how businesses operate and how people live and work.

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    Tackling Cyber Monday: Top Tips

    2014-11-21T09:00:00Z

    Cyber Monday is a hot date in the diary. With all retailers jumping on the bandwagon to make sales, getting ahead of the game to ensure your business can compete is crucial this year.

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    Digital Distribution Wins The Race!

    2014-11-20T09:00:00Z

    From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, our everyday lives are becoming ever-more digitalised through items such as digital alarm clocks, DAB radios, tablet computers, online banking, social media and Smart TV s. The analogue world in which we used to live continues to ...

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    Thinking Beyond the Tick-Box

    2014-11-18T09:00:00Z

    The value of compliance is often questioned by senior executives who perceive it as an obligatory tick-box exercise that rewards little and subsequently lacks investment from the board. However, a change of approach that aligns compliance with Business-As-Usual (BAU) activities can deliver results that cast the whole exercise in a ...

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    Tips to Safeguard your Company from Rogue Businesses

    2014-11-17T09:00:00Z

    The success and reputation of your company is dependent on who you choose to do business with. Ask yourself, How well do I know my customers and suppliers? What checks have I put in place to ensure my customers can pay for my services, and can my suppliers deliver ...

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    The Critical 48 Hours After a Cyber-Attack

    2014-11-17T09:00:00Z

    If your business comes under cyber-attack you need to be prepared for the worst-case scenario and, crucially, you need to be ready to respond promptly and proactively to take immediate control of the situation. This 'how to' guide will take you step-by-step through the emergency response best practice, detailing the ...

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    Sponsored Feature - Introducing O2 Business

    2014-11-17T09:00:00Z

    O2 aren t just there to help you stay in touch with those around you with the latest handsets. We also want to be there to help your business. There was a time when growth in a digital world meant having access to the most expensive equipment and technology, ...

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    Help for SME’s with Communications Services

    2014-11-13T09:00:00Z

    Have you experienced problems with your communications services? Ofcom is concerned that SME s aren t benefitting as they should from high quality digital communications and so has a programme of work aimed at helping SME s take advantage of the competition and innovation in the market.

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    A Lack of Knowledge Can Set Alarm Bells Ringing

    2014-11-12T09:00:00Z

    In this Q&A, Just Cash Flow PLC Marketing Director John Davies reflects on his experiences to date since the business launched in the UK in early 2014.