Category Archives: Business Planning

Capsule: The Best CRM System for a Start-up Business?

As your business grows, the need for a suitable CRM (customer relationship management) system will become more and more apparent. Keeping up to date information on your customers and prospects is paramount in order to ensure that you not only have their contact information on hand at all times, but that you also record all

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30 Day Marketing Challenge: Marketing Checklist for New Entrepreneurs

If you’ve just started a new business, then it’s likely that you have a never-ending to-do list. One huge item on that list will be the marketing of your business and its products / services, but how do you know where to start? With our partner, Shopify, we’ve pulled together this checklist of marketing activities

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The Secret to Defining Your Brand’s USP

Everyone in business understands how essential a USP really is. It’s often one of the first considerations any startup makes. The truth is, despite being fundamental to success, it’s actually often skipped over. Finding a single distinct point which differentiates you from every other brand out there is not only difficult, but it’s pretty daunting

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Checklist for Going Self-Employed

The number of people choosing to become self-employed has increased at a dramatic rate over the last few years. According to the latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the number of self-employed people during this year’s summer months hit nearly 4.8 million, equating to over 15% of the total UK workforce.

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Meet the Buyer Missions with Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is one of the resources we offer on our newly updated Resources Page and is a membership organisation for entrepreneurs and business advisors. The organisation holds over 70,000 entrepreneur members and 12,500 business advisor members and is an association that we have worked closely with for years that we wholeheartedly recommend. The organisation

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30 Top Mobile Apps for Startups

Most of us are guilty of being time-poor these days. Burying our noses deep into smartphone screens can be both a blessing and a hindrance. The main drawback being the addictiveness of always needing to be on top of the latest happenings, but a blessing as it means that we can access anything at any

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How to Commercialise Your Product and Grow Your Business Globally

Do you have a prototype you would like to commercialise? Do you have ambitions to bring it to the rest of the world? If this is the case, the EU’s SME Instrument might be for you. About the SME Instrument The SME Instrument is a grant offering up to €2.5 million to take your product

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Top Resources for Start-Ups

Coming up with a sound business idea is the easy part of starting your own business. Making it a success in the long run however is far more difficult. Finding some good tools to help with setting up your business and moving it forward are essential. Whether you’re a start-up, small business or even a

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Lean Business Planning session in London

If you are into business innovation and have a few hours free in London on Tuesday, you could do worse than sign up for this very interesting workshop from our good friends at Lean Business UK:   From the Lean Start-up through customer-centric design, MVP, business canvas modelling and the Agile Manifesto, there are a

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HMRC October 2015 update: Business Broadband Grants, Corporation Tax Returns, Employing People and more…

Always informative and a must read for small and medium sized businesses, the October installment of HMRC’s key messages includes information on updates to filing Corporation Tax returns online, applying for business broadband grants, free online VAT support, information on becoming an employer and more. Changes to HMRC’s free filing software for Corporation Tax returns

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