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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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The number of small businesses taking off is increasing continuously, there was a huge increase in the number of new small business from 2015 to 2016; approximately 97, 000 more small businesses started. It seems that there has never been a better time to start your own business, which is promising news for any potential entrepreneurs. So, you have the perfect idea for a business, and you are ready to take on the world of small business but where will you find the funding?
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Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular way to raise funds for your small business and if you think you can persuade the masses to give your idea a chance then do not hesitate to get your crowdfunding started. In 2016 crowdfunding provided 15% of total UK startup and venture-stage equity investments, and it continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. Here, we take a closer look at this innovative method to funding your small business idea.
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Managing time and using it effectively can be a challenge in itself, however when you are a small business owner it can prove to be even more difficult as you may have to deal with heavy work load. This guide will give you tips on how to manage your time effectively to get the best results for your business.
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Start-up business ideas

Are you a budding entrepreneur who is ready to take on the next step of starting your own business? Are you stuck for ideas as to what is available to you? Then you have come to the right place, in this article you will find ways of deciding on your ideal business choice.
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How to write a business plan

A business plan is a vital part of any business, it describes your entire business on paper. The business plan should cover objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts. These will help you make a great business plan, which can be used for internal use or to attract investors.
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Starting your own business and taking the plunge can be daunting, but help is here. With this set up plan, you will feel equipped and ready to take your idea to the next level. From market research to financing your business, this guide contains six key points to help you start your business.
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More and more businesses are boarding the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ train, saving money and increasing productivity. But as with anything there’s a right way to deploy, and a wrong way to deploy. Pairing a personal device with a professional number is a smart idea — but using a personal device and a personal number can be a minefield. Here’s why.
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The dramatic move towards eCommerce in the retail markets has left many established brands struggling with the need to be flexible in such a changing market place. As a result this has left a gap in the online market that new eCommerce start-ups are rushing to fill.
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Once you’ve started up a new venture, you’ll need to ensure that you have banking facilities in place before you can start trading. So, do you need to set up a separate bank account for your business, or can you use your own personal bank account?
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Hands up if you thought bookkeeping and accounting were the same thing…

Don’t be embarrassed if you are waving your hand in the air right now, you certainly won’t be the only one. It is a common misconception and an understandable one, since the two professions do share some similarities.
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The cloud is revolutionizing business but old ways of working can die hard. Test yourself against these three crucial warning signs to see if it’s time to make the change.
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While business confidence in the UK may have recently jumped to an 18-month high, the spectre of Brexit continues to threaten their long-term futures. With the cost of goods and services likely to increase in the wake of Britain’s exit from the EU, SMEs in particular may well be inclined to reduce operational costs across the board. [read the full article]

While there are numerous technologies that have changed the face of business in the digital age, Cloud computing is arguably the most influential. This also represents the single biggest advance in eliminating paper from the office, as businesses of all sizes continue to make the transition online. [read the full article]

If your business operates a fleet of company cars, or you run a fleet management business or vehicle rental business, then you need to start planning for the inevitable move away from using diesel powered vehicles. [read the full article]