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What is your ‘why’ to starting a business?

You will be asked this question many times and you will also ask yourself: why did you start your business? Why do you do what you do?   This may seem an easy enough question to answer, however; the 'why' is what will drive your business for many years to come and will steer your … Continue reading What is your ‘why’ to starting a business?

The Ultimate Business and Social Media Planner is Coming soon!

WHY REGISTER? - as yourself these 4 questions: Have you been looking for your “go to” diary planner that is going to help kick start your business into the next century?   Do you struggle keeping on top of your social media pages for your business, keeping them relevant and consistent?   Are you looking … Continue reading The Ultimate Business and Social Media Planner is Coming soon!

John Doerr, a senior partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, smiles during an interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, May 3, 2013. Google Inc. has called on venture capital heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to spur creation of software for Google Glass, its wearable mobile-computing devices that resemble spectacles. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

John Doerr – Ted Talk on Why the Secret to Success is Setting the Right Goals

Venture Capitalist, John Doerr talks about how our leaders and institutions are failing us mainly because they are leading us towards the wrong objectives. In this Ted Talk, Doerr explains what OKRs or Objectives and Key Results, a goal setting system, is and how we can use it to set us back on the right … Continue reading John Doerr – Ted Talk on Why the Secret to Success is Setting the Right Goals

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Facebook groups vs. Facebook Pages

    Your Facebook Page is a Facebook profile for your business. As Facebook puts it, “Facebook Pages enable public figures, businesses, organisations and other entities to create an authentic and public presence on Facebook.” Only official brand representatives can create a Facebook Page for that business. Groups, on the other hand, “allow people to come together around … Continue reading Facebook groups vs. Facebook Pages

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Local Women In Business features in Virgin Startup’s Blog

Soo, our founder featured in Virgin Startup's Blog, in their Learning from Mistakes section two weeks ago, we hope you enjoy the read and we hope her story inspires you! The path to success isn’t always straightforward - all entrepreneurs, even Richard Branson himself, have tales of setbacks and challenges that threatened to end the … Continue reading Local Women In Business features in Virgin Startup’s Blog

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How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful

  The real obstacle to positivity is that our brains are hard-wired to look for and focus on threats. This survival mechanism served humankind well back when we were hunters and gatherers, living each day with the very real threat of being killed by someone or something in our immediate surroundings. You can read the … Continue reading How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful

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Accounting Advice for Small Businesses

How to tackle the three big headaches of accounting. Is the growing pile of receipts on your desk giving you nightmares? Chartered accountant Andrew Minsky has tips for navigating three of the main problem areas for SMEs in this piece from The Guardian. Have you connected with our social media channels? You can network with … Continue reading Accounting Advice for Small Businesses

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How to Set SMART Business Goals for 2018

Why is it that we find goals so exciting to make, but so difficult to actually achieve? Well, there are a number of reasons but mostly, it’s because the goals we set just aren’t smart. If you’re ready for 2018 to be your most impactful business year yet, then that all starts with setting yourself up … Continue reading How to Set SMART Business Goals for 2018

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10 Steps to Starting Up a Business – Startups.co.uk

Starting a small business is easy using Startups.co.uk's step-by-step guides. The 10 steps in this blog will teach you how to start a business, taking you through each of the key stages of the start-up process – from evaluating your business idea and choosing a company name through to designing your business cards, developing a … Continue reading 10 Steps to Starting Up a Business – Startups.co.uk

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Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – Luvvie Ajayi Ted Talk

Luvvie Ajayi isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you're teetering on the edge of speaking … Continue reading Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – Luvvie Ajayi Ted Talk

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Running a Family and a Business – Podcast

This is an amazing and truly relatable Startup podcast, featuring chocolate company CEO and  a startup coach. They discuss the inner struggles of starting up and running your own business and  being a mum at the same time.   With a focus on that guilt feeling like your not spending enough time with the children … Continue reading Running a Family and a Business – Podcast

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What are ‘backlinks’ and how can they help with your SEO?

There are a lot of different resources out there on what backlinking is and how to apply it to your blog or website. A lot of the information can get quite 'techy' and confusing, however; it is a necessity when it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and your website's ranking on google. I have … Continue reading What are ‘backlinks’ and how can they help with your SEO?

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The do’s and don’ts of offering discounts

Whether you’ve just set up and it’s time to determine your pricing structure, or you’re about to do some price point changes, pricing products and services can get complicated. There are various reasons you might be considering discount pricing, but is it the right thing to do? have a read of this article from American … Continue reading The do’s and don’ts of offering discounts

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Learning By Doing – Ted Talk by Nathaniel Peat

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a fab Easter weekend!? Today I wanted to share with you an extremely inspirational Ted talk done by an amazing guy called Nathaniel Peat, the CEO of GENNEX, a Patron of the Ernst & Young Foundation and a chairman of a number of other UK and International companies. I … Continue reading Learning By Doing – Ted Talk by Nathaniel Peat