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The small business blog for owner managers providing opinion & comment on all things related to small businesses

Going away on business? What not to leave behind 

Business travel doesn't always go smoothly. A successful and enjoyable trip is far more likely if you plan ahead.

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Who is looking out for our small businesses?

Many of the decisions emerging from Westminster still tend to ignore or actively harm the micro-business sector, argues Jason Kitcat.

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Achieving more through stress avoidance

In this piece, David Cliff ruminates on striking the right balance between acquiring luxuries and having the time to enjoy them.

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How the government can win back the micro-business vote 

Darren Fell assesses what the government could and should have done this summer to cater more for the needs of small businesses.

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The consequences of a Brexit for small companies

Michael Hatchwell discusses what a Brexit' would actually mean for businesses from a legal perspective.

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Reasons for the growth of UK entrepreneurship

Here, we look at how the government and role models from popular culture have helped inspire a burgeoning entrepreneurial scene in the UK.

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Why Wigan is becoming a home for entrepreneurs

Here, in association with Wigan Council, we look at Wigan’s promising characteristics that make it a worthy home for small and growing companies.

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If courtesy costs nothing, why is it so rare in business?

David Cliff discusses the decline of common courtesy and how making an effort to be courteous in business relationships will pay dividends.

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Why Wigan is becoming a home for entrepreneurs

Here, in association with Wigan Council, we look at Wigan’s promising characteristics that make it a worthy home for small and growing companies.

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If courtesy costs nothing, why is it so rare in business?

David Cliff discusses the decline of common courtesy and how making an effort to be courteous in business relationships will pay dividends.

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A big week for small businesses

Here, Rich Preece reflects on the past week, hailing a positive Autumn Statement and a Small Business Saturday that represented small companies well across the UK.

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What can UK SME owners learn from their US counterparts?

Rich Preece explores the nuances of how Americans run early-stage companies compared to Britons.

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Ditch innovation and favour user experience 

In this blog Arnaud Bertrand, founder of HouseTrip, explains why the best tech start-ups aren't necessarily the biggest innovators in technology.

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Are small businesses fully open to gender equality?

Beatrice Bartlay looks at how small companies can support and inspire equality from entry level employees upwards.

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