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UK small businesses still struggling to stay afloat

James Benamor questions why the business rate cap came so late for the UK's long-suffering businesses.

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‘Think’, don’t ‘do’ – why avoiding the day-to-day business can reap rewards for a small company owner

The role of an entrepreneur should be ideas generator, so it's crucial to make time to think, argues Jonathan Richards.

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Text messaging decline is ushering in a new era of communications

Christian Nellemann explains that, as mobile usage habits change and technology enables ever-more mobile working, the real value for businesses is to be found in their data plan.

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Should you pay your staff bonuses?

After finding a study on the impact of bonuses on staff output, Ian Cowley investigated how incentives worked for his business.

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How relevant is internet filtering in the workplace?

Sky's decision to become the second internet provider to roll out filters across its network has raised a myriad of legal and ethical questions regarding internet censorship - particularly when it comes to employers.

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Wonga: Shouldn’t we be celebrating a UK business success story?

Controversial lender Wonga has made headlines again for supposedly targeting the vulnerable, but there are two sides to a story, argues Ben Lobel.

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Is UK business falling behind?

Adam Tavener, chairman of Clifton Asset Management and Small Business Profit Club panellist, asks what is stifling the UK's entrepreneurial spirit.

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What should the government be doing to help SMEs?

From taxation to red tape to start-up competitions, company owner Tim Pat Dufficy discusses the factors that impact on small businesses in the UK and how the small business sector can be boosted.

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Is UK business falling behind?

Adam Tavener, chairman of Clifton Asset Management and Small Business Profit Club panellist, asks what is stifling the UK's entrepreneurial spirit.

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What should the government be doing to help SMEs?

From taxation to red tape to start-up competitions, company owner Tim Pat Dufficy discusses the factors that impact on small businesses in the UK and how the small business sector can be boosted.

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Having the confidence to charge what your product is really worth

Food entrepreneur Damian Clarkson explains why your best price should be non-negotiable.

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Pitching to investors: A first-hand account

Bertie Stephens, founder of online shopping service Flubit, talks about his experience with two pitches for investment and what investors expect.

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Motivation and the importance of the small business team 

Damian Clarkson, owner of The London Kitchen, discusses the value of having incentivised staff.

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How opening up access to the UK’s pension funds can free up cash for businesses

In his third of a series of blogs, James King of venture capital firm Find Invest Grow (FIG) discusses why opening up access to pension funds as a source of VC finance would substantially increase the capital available to Britain's entrepreneurs.

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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