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Karen Gill co-founder of Everywoman

Karen Gill co-founded Everywoman in 1999, shortly after giving birth to her son. With her partner Maxine Benson, she identified a need for accessible business information for women entrepreneurs. The company started as an online information resource, but has since grown to incorporate training and conference events for women in business. SmallBusiness.co.uk asked her to share her story.

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Few entrepreneurs aim for high growth

Less than ten per cent of early-stage entrepreneurs expect their businesses to be employing 20 or more individuals within five years, according to a new worldwide survey from research collective the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.

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Are small businesses less attractive investments these days?

Opinion is divided on whether too many UK companies seeking small equity investments are being overlooked in favour of their larger-scale counterparts. Are small businesses less attractive investments these days?

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Preparing your business for the year ahead

With the Christmas period behind you it’s time to start looking at the year ahead, and how you will use your time to improve your business.

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Credit crunch: What does it mean for you?

In the current global economic climate, small business owners are likely to be concerned about the consequences of the credit crunch.

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Problems affecting businesses in rural areas

Thinking about the recent spate of problems affecting businesses in rural areas, from the foot and mouth scare to the extreme weather, I want to touch on the issue of rural and urban enterprise and the apparent divide between them.

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How close is your business is to profitability?

In our survey this fortnight, we asked how close your business was to profitability. While 12 per cent of you sadly fear that you may never be profitable, the vast majority is positive about the future, with 68 per cent either already profitable or expecting to be so by next year.

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Small firms be aware – Bank of England rise in interest rates

With the news that the Bank of England may raise interest rates again by June, small firms need to be aware of the effect this may have on their business.

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How close is your business is to profitability?

In our survey this fortnight, we asked how close your business was to profitability. While 12 per cent of you sadly fear that you may never be profitable, the vast majority is positive about the future, with 68 per cent either already profitable or expecting to be so by next year.

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Small firms be aware – Bank of England rise in interest rates

With the news that the Bank of England may raise interest rates again by June, small firms need to be aware of the effect this may have on their business.

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Reducing the complexity of taxation regulations

Chancellor Gordon Brown made his Budget speech today to the House of Commons. During recent Budgets the Chancellor has announced initiatives to reduce the complexity of taxation regulations but progress has been limited.

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How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

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How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

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Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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