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There are 5.5 million small businesses in the UK and around 60% of people working in the private sector are working for small businesses. However, mental health and wellbeing advice and support is only really given to larger businesses. The FSB (federation of small business) has taken and started a campaign to focus on wellbeing for those in small business sector.
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For most businesses, handling an employee’s confidential data can present a number of challenges. It is important to educate the team on the importance of handling data to ensure confidence to not have to face any of the legal implications of a data leak.
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A unique selling proposition, also referred to as a unique selling point, is a marketing concept used to express the difference between your product/service compared to others. Differentiation is one of the most important parts of any business, you must stand out from the crowd and against your competitors. When you have a small business, a USP could be the difference between failure and success. It can help identify you and enable you to actually compete with big brands.
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How to attract the millennials

Millennials are the largest living population, and this group includes anyone born from 1981 to 1997. The generation has been widely misunderstood, and reports show that they are the most difficult demographic to engage. As millennials are such a huge part of society, it’s worth investing time to get to know them as prospective customers and perhaps tailor marketing strategies to suit their needs.
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How to choose a franchise

Franchising can be a great sector to join, especially now when it is seeing an all-time high in terms of revenue as well as providing a record number of jobs. It has been a huge contributor to the UK economy and it’s business model is responsible for it’s success. Choosing a franchise to invest your time and efforts in can be difficult, however in this article you will find six factors to consider when looking at your options.
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What is venture capital?

Venture capital is a form of funding for businesses. Venture capital is financing that is provided by investors, known as venture capitalists to start-up businesses. Venture capitalists will only invest in your start up, if it shows potential for long term growth. This form of getting funding for your business can sometimes be difficult as it will need to meet certain expectations and guidelines.
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Today, Friday 15th September is the National 4pm Finish Day. Getting to start your weekend an hour early and making this campaign a legitimate thing has never been more prominent. Kudos to Red Bull for getting the ball rolling.
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Running a small business, it can be easy to become caught up in the day-to-day operations and forget about your future goals. That’s why it’s important to set objectives and milestones from the very beginning, so you can track where your business is going and celebrate how it’s growing!
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Millennials are definitely making their way in the small business sector. In the 9th annual DNA of an entrepreneur report by Hiscox, one of the most encouraging findings from the report were on the positive outlook of millennials. The group dubbed the ‘most entrepreneurial’, could be paving the way for a brighter future for small businesses.
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Buying an existing franchise

If you are thinking about buying a franchise and starting one from scratch seems daunting then perhaps consider buying an existing franchise. There are many benefits about buying an existing franchise, which is referred to as a re-sale. However, you need to carry out full research in order to get a grasp of the situation of the franchise. There are some major bases you need to cover, and in this article it will all be explained. [read the full article]

If you are starting a small business and want to recruit staff, then you have come to the right place. In this article you will find a list of top ten recruiting websites, which will allow you to hire staff  that are suited to your business. Job sites can make recruiting staff a hassle free task and allow you to find the best candidates for a fee or some are even free of charge.
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The federation of small business (FSB) is hosting another year of small business awards. The awards will highlight and celebrate all that small businesses have contributed to the economy and the UK as a whole.
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Budgeting is a vital part of any businesses success. Actually documenting your budget is important to make a success of your business, or keeping your business afloat. You can think of it as a map, to see the direction of the business as well as the future, and without this map it will prove to be difficult.
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Saving money whilst running a small business may be difficult, however it may be necessary depending on your financial situation. It will be beneficial for you to regularly do an expenditure analysis and see where your money is being spent, and where you can save.
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Why buy a franchise?

The franchising sector has become one of the most prominent in the business industry and is currently at an all-time high. Therefore, there has never been a better time to start a franchise business. The incredible performance of the sector proves that the franchise model has been crafted for success.
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Franchising is a very specific business structure that is becoming increasingly popular. It is easiest to think of franchising as a kind of licensing. It allows an individual to run a company of their own, but using another company’s brand name, trademarks and suppliers.
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When running a limited company, you will incur a wide number of expenses during the course of your work, ranging from printing and postage costs, to purchasing computer equipment.
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In this article, we take a overview of the main taxes you will be liable to pay (or collect) as a limited company, and when you have to pay them.
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There are multiple ways of getting funds for your business and getting grants is one of them. Grant funding may not to be suitable for everyone, especially if you require a large sum, however it is still a great way to get funding. Having a thoroughly researched and detailed application, will ensure you have a chance of being successful in getting the grant. Here are some of the grants that you may be eligible for.
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What is franchising?
Franchising in its essence is a partnership between two entities, the franchisor and the franchisee. A franchisor is the person or a group of people who own a company, the franchisee is a person who wants to open a franchise business by using that company’s name. If the idea of starting a business from scratch is intimidating, then perhaps consider starting a franchise business. This article will highlight what exactly is franchising and why it is getting increasing popular.
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