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Small business owners: embrace your creative freedom!

Here, I outline why you as a small business owner have more creative freedom than a corporate, even without the big budget.

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Self-improvement obsession: are entrepreneurs at greater risk?

Self-improvement can help entrepreneurs reach their business goals, but could they be prone to more destructive personal development habits?

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How do you get the best hourly rate in the gig economy?

A competitive freelance market can make getting a decent hourly rate difficult. What can be done?

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Is diversity too big an issue for small businesses?

The benefits of a diverse workforce are clear to see. But if the opportunity for diversity doesn't present itself, can it be an unrealistic goal for a small business owner?

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The flip-flopping sentiment on Brexit: Where do small businesses stand now?

The EU referendum result sparked anguish at the time among small company owners, but with the UK's exit less than a year away, are they starting to come around to Brexit?

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The fortune of failure

Failure is a very difficult concept to come to terms with; if we fail then what good can we possibly have done?

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How to organise the best office Christmas party Ever

Christmas is not yet around the corner – there are still a couple of months to go. However, if you think you can stall your planning and delay your efforts to get everything organised, you may be setting yourself up for a stressful time later. If you’re in charge of the party, start early and save yourself a big hassle – you’ll notice things will go a lot smoother.

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How the over-50s are leading the small business charge

Over-50s are contributing more to the UK economy than under-50s, research shows. Robert Gordon, CEO of Hitachi Capital UK, explores the evidence.

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How to organise the best office Christmas party Ever

Christmas is not yet around the corner – there are still a couple of months to go. However, if you think you can stall your planning and delay your efforts to get everything organised, you may be setting yourself up for a stressful time later. If you’re in charge of the party, start early and save yourself a big hassle – you’ll notice things will go a lot smoother.

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How the over-50s are leading the small business charge

Over-50s are contributing more to the UK economy than under-50s, research shows. Robert Gordon, CEO of Hitachi Capital UK, explores the evidence.

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Spotlight on property in Oxford: Is the future bright?

Oxford in the UK has long been in a difficult property position. For many years the city has suffered from lack of investment in housing and office space, creating a shortfall of affordable commercial and residential properties.

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Hack Cabs – The organic car service that presaged Uber and Lyft

Technology has brought hailing cabs and taxis into the 21 century, but its roots started with catching a hack in Baltimore.

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Why our politicians need to make small businesses a big priority

Will we eventually get a government that, rhetoric aside, actually 'gets' small businesses? David Cliff explores the issue.

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Women are the real drivers of car sales

Women influence 95% of all auto purchases, according to Road & Travel Magazine. The study showed that women feel misunderstood by the automotive industry and marketers even though they make up 65% of all new car purchases and 53% of used car purchases.

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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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