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  • Facebook for Business Page

    Is it time to ditch your Facebook Business Page?

    Until a couple of weeks ago most marketing, social media and search engine experts would have told you that your business had to have a Facebook Page. It was considered an essential part of any social media or search engine optimisation campaign. In the last...

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  • How Map Listing show in Google Search

    How the New Google Places can Boost Your Business

    When you search for local businesses on Google you will often get maps as part of the results page. Often, as in the example below, this can take up most of the first page of results. In the past small businesses could add themselves onto...

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  • The Growth in UK Peer 2 Peer Lending.

    Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance Going Mainstream

    There were two news items of interest today for small businesses seeking funding. The first was an update from The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on their investigation into business banking in which they indicate that the big high street banks may be hindering rather...

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  • National Insurance Tax Allowance

    How to save £2,000 in tax for your business

    The Chancellor is going to be writing to all small businesses and charities in April to tell them about a new tax allowance. They will be able to claim a £2,000 allowance on Class 1 National Insurance contributions. Basically this means that if you employ...

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  • Free Company Formation Options

    Are Free Company Formations Really Free?

    We recently saw that one of the national accountancy firms are charging their customers £125 + VAT to form a limited company. They justify this on their website by stating that: cheap online formations often don’t provide any telephone support, so if you do get...

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  • omnichannel mobile phone usage

    Is your business prepared for omnichannel consumers?

    Omnichannel is the latest buzzword surrounding the retail industry. It is used to reflect the fact that consumers no longer restrict their spending to shops. Nor are they just shopping online. Increasingly consumers in the UK are using a combination of online shopping at home,...

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  • Turning a hobby into a business

    Are you a hidden entrepreneur?

    The latest report from the RBS Enterprise Tracker claims that 1 in 5 UK adults are ‘hidden entrepreneurs’. These are defined as people who spend their spare time on hobbies or activities which could, or do, earn them extra income. 38% of these people reported...

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  • Starting a business from home

    5 easy ways to make your small business look bigger

    Many new businesses start from the kitchen table or the coffee shop. However you may not want everyone to know this when you are trying to get key suppliers on board or go after your first big contract. There are lots of ways that you...

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  • Small Business Bank Lending

    Banks and Small Businesses Out of Sync on Lending?

    The latest figures from the Bank of England show that the availability of loans and finance to small business increased during 2013. However they also show that the demand for this finance from small businesses is flat or decreasing. Since the financial crash and credit...

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  • Micro Entity Accounts

    Micro Entity Accounts Now Accepted at Companies House

    All limited companies have to file annual accounts with Companies House every year. These go onto the public record and are available to anyone who wants to look at them. Creating and filing the full set of accounts for Companies House can be quite a...

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