Category Archives: Tips from the team

How to get the best out of your meetings

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Meeting Blog

Meetings are invaluable for turning ideas into plans of action and collaborating with others on projects, but have you ever wondered if you could be getting more out of them? We’ve all felt tired and uninterested during a meeting at some point, so perhaps it’s time to use that hour (or more) to your benefit. Whether you’re a note-taker or a listener (or an occasional doodler) we have the answer to make meetings more productive.

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6 habits to hack your morning routine

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With Summer drawing to a close and the Autumn darkness creeping in, it’s a transitional time of year where we’ve started swapping garden BBQs, flip flops and iced frappés for cozy jumpers, pumpkin spice lattes (sorry not sorry) and nights in front of The X Factor. Whilst the seasons may be changing, there’s no reason you or your business have to go into hibernation mode. Continue reading

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Are you a business owner? Here are 10 tips to help you relax on your next holiday

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Relaxing on a hammock

Summer may be coming to an end but it’s not too late to take some well-earned time off if you haven’t already. Of course, as a business owner, if you do manage to get away it’s hard to switch off and there’s always the temptation to take work with you. With that in mind, here are 10 tips to help the business owner relax on holiday…

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Pitching your business: The Perfect Pitch Checklist

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2016-02-05

Being able to pitch confidently is a vital skill if you want to take your business to the next level. To help you deliver a killer presentation (and make sure you’re prepared for it), we’ve created The Perfect Pitch Checklist. Nail these seven points to give your business the best possible chance: Continue reading

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Jargon buster! Company formation terms explained

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Jargon buster! Company formation terms explained

When you form a company you just want to get on with it. Most people dream of running their own business and find that official aspects of administration and filing within a company confusing, or at least irritating. There are so many terms and phrases involved and that’s why it can be sometimes frustrating for people. Continue reading

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Immigration clamp downs could harm startups… and more

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Immigration clamp downs harm startups.. and more

Talent – something all small businesses need access to in order to grow. Simply put you may need to hire specialists – whether this be business development, digital marketing or web optimisation – at some point a small business will need to employ staff with a particular skill set. You might even need to look overseas to source this talent, indeed it might not be a bad idea to give your office a bit of an international flavour. So the news this week that several leading entrepreneurs have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister regarding his immigration clampdown stance,  emphasising the damage it might do to startups,  may well come as unwelcome news to many small business owners who source a lot of talent from overseas.
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Is Company Culture A Fad? Or The Way Forward

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Is Company Culture A Fad? Or The Way Forward

When you look at some of the most successful and innovative companies in the world you can’t ignore what their culture and philosophy is like. If there is anything valuable about a company for the people and employees involved – it is its culture. Continue reading

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Register a company name in advance: How do I make it work?

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Register a company name in advance: How do I make it work?

When you get a good idea, sometimes it can’t wait. It’s a sudden rush – inspiration strikes. You just get that golden idea and you want to safeguard it right away. You might write it down, make a note on your phone or tablet – or perhaps record a voice memo. Maybe you even sketch out a logo design. Continue reading

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Is forming a company a great way to make a hobby pay?

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Is forming a company a great way to make a hobby pay?

The internet has been many things, but one of the lesser known of those is as wonderful place for people to showcase their skills. Whether it’s the cool viral video of someone balancing a coin on their nose, a website dedicated to the advanced ins and outs of crocheting or an amateur carpentry hobbyist selling some home made chairs on eBay – the web has made it clear there are many talented people online. Continue reading

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The top 3 biggest and smallest problems faced by startups – and how to avoid them

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The top 3 biggest and smallest problems faced by startups - and how to avoid them

The urge to start a business is a common one, and indeed with formation services like our own it’s extremely easy to do. However, the process of building a business is a lot more involved than the initial impulse to form a company. Continue reading

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