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    Entrepreneurs’ Champion: you don’t need a degree to build a successful start-up


    Left to Right: Oli Barrett, Matt Gubba, Paul Samrah, Hardeep Singh KohliMatt Gubba won Entrepreneurs’ Champion of the Year at this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards, after being recognised for his passion to help entrepreneurs succeed.As CEO and founder of BizBritain, a business support organisation whose specialty is working ...

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    “Boy genius” wins Eco Entrepreneur of the Year second year running


    Eco Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016 Left to right: Oli Barrett, Laurence Kemball-Cook, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Matt SmithIt is hard to believe Laurence Kemball-Cook started his clean-tech company, from his bedroom with just £200. After working with some of the biggest brands in ...

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    The Kingsley brothers win digital media award at Great British Entrepreneur Awards


    Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016 From left to right: Oli Barrett, Chris Kingsley,Hermione Way, Hardeep Singh KohliChris and Jason Kingsley from Rebellion scooped the award for Digital Media, Entertainment & Gaming at the Great British Technology Entrepreneur Awards. But who are they, and what’s so special about Rebellion?“We also ...

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    Edinburgh clinches prize as Entrepreneurial city of the year


    Winners of Entrepreneurial City of the Year, EdinburghEdinburgh scooped the Entrepreneurial City of the Year prize, at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards recently, but what makes it such an entrepreneurial centre?Maybe it boils down to there being four universities, and 50,000 students, rather a lot for a city with ...

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    Invest, train and empower: The business sense in investing in e-learning


    Image: FlickrThe use of learning and development technologies by businesses is on the rise and adding value to a number of companies, across a range of industries. In fact, according to eLearning Industry, the global online corporate training market is expected to grow by 13% per year up to ...

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    Does Lord Sugar need an Apprenticeship in Franchising?


    A controversial last-minute cutting of The Apprentice panel suggests Lord Sugar may need a brush up on his franchise knowledge!Having been invited onto The Apprentice as a panellist in the final episode, Carl Reader, a franchise industry specialist from Dennis & Turnbull Accountants, was excited to see the open attitude ...

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    What is the state of the current UK export market?


    [video mp4="" poster="" autoplay="true"][/video]Exports have become a big talking point in business, economic and political circles over the past five years. Key economists, like the Bank of England governor Mark Carney, have called on the government to boost British exports in order to help rebalance the economy.During the last Parliament, ...

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    Ed Clarke: Why I'm pleased to be a Great British Entrepreneur Awards judge


    We caught up with one of the judges, Ed Clarke, managing director of ground operations in the UK at FedEx Express and FedEx UK, to find out why he's involved with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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    3 Routes to Business Grant Funding that you Need to Know


    There are a myriad sources of grant funding available for small businesses and start ups and as a business owner it can be confusing trying to pick your way through the different options to decide whether your business may qualify for support. Here is my advice on how to go about finding out about funding support and some of the key schemes available.

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    Continuous Learning Means Being Relentlessly Curious


    A commitment to continuous learning is a huge asset to challenge our current thinking and help us become more creative.

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    The Importance of Neuroscience in Business


    Whilst neuroscience may be the new industry buzz word, businesses are still failing to obtain a true insight into what their customers think and feel and what their decision making processes.

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    Meet the Making Business Happen winners: Evan Tamblyn


    After months of planning, preparation, pitching and applauding, the inaugural Making Business Happen awards ended with four winners being given a launchpad to future success.

  • Christopher Sharp

    Why should small businesses be using cloud-based apps?


    [video mp4="" poster="" autoplay="true"][/video]In our digitised world, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little light-headed at our ability to do more in less time, whether in the office or on the move.But cloud technology and many cloud-based apps are helping business owners to maximise productivity while retaining complete control of ...

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    How can the Insurance Industry Retain Existing Customers?


    With the AA predicting car insurance will rise by up to 10 per cent over the next year, it is vital for insurance companies across the board to realise the importance of a strong and relevant customer retention strategy. And with figures suggesting that the cost of acquiring a customer ...

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    Three Ways to Create a Smarter Data Backup Strategy


    Evaluate your options. Most businesses run regularly scheduled backups - often daily - to protect themselves from losing more than a day’s worth of data. But which form of data storage should you choose?

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    Erring on the Side of Caution


    errāre hūmānum est, (to err is human) and it is the human that is often the weakest link in the chain when it comes to protecting an organisation against security breaches and threats. But we are all human and we all make mistakes; so what can we do to minimise ...

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    Out of the Backroom, Too Much for the Boardroom


    Who is responsible for information in the new data world?

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    Know your Enemy: Why it is Important to Think like a Cyber Attacker in order to Keep your Data Secure


    Data protection in today’s business environment represents a very difficult prospect. Data is everywhere: on laptops, with vendors, on mobile devices, and in the cloud. As a result, there are countless potential avenues of attack that must be considered and effectively protected.

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    Ten Reasons why you’re a Dreadful Public Speaker


    Are you a dreadful public speaker? Unfortunately far too many people in business really don’t cut the mustard when it comes to public speaking. And yet, being able to present your business in a clear and engaging way is essential if you are to succeed.

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    Budget Reaction: Was it a 'Budget for Small Business' and How will E-Commerce be Affected?


    We all heard the spiel, this was billed as the ‘Budget for Small Business’ by the government but did it really deliver for SMEs across the country? Well, it definitely wasn’t unhelpful — there is a raft of measures that act as ‘levellers’; promising to review ancient business rates, introduce ...