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Does your business need a compass?

Sometimes when we are running a micro business we don't realise that creating a strong strategy is just as important for us as it is for big business.  Businesses grow and develop in many different ways.  Some business owners are super organised and spend 3 months planning their business, producing a 25 page business plan plus executive summary, 15…
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Ready to start your business: think ahead!

Despite government initiatives to boost diversity in UK boardrooms - a survey conducted recently for accountancy giant Ernst & Young suggests that the number of women wanting to start their own businesses remains disappointingly low, whilst another report by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) suggests that men were more likely to show…
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The day I put the start into startup

It is 8.45am on a drizzly and soggy Saturday in June, (got to love the British summertime!) and I am sitting, shivering, on the doorstep of a trendy west end restaurant. Clutching my bag of props and laptop I await the arrival of a staff member to let me in. This is it. It’s D-day! Why do we always give ‘firsts’ a war reference? Maybe it’s…
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