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HMRC LIVE WEBINARS

Dear customer, When you’re self-employed, it’s important to know how to keep good business records, budget for a tax bill and claim your expenses. Join HMRC’s live…

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Pop In Shop – The Darwin & Pride Hill Shopping Centre

The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire is working with The Darwin and Pride Hill Shopping Centres to offer new and existing small independent businesses the opportunity to…

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HMRC LIVE WEBINARS 7th & 8th August On line tax return and business expenses

Take a look at these online support tools, including live and recorded webinars and videos – everything you need as a sole trader or partnership. Our…

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START UPS GET YOUR FREE eBOOK

  When starting a business, one of the hardest obstacles to overcome is simply GETTING PEOPLE INTERESTED With more people turning to online shopping, creating organic…

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HMRC LIVE WEBINARS – Delivering advice on records and business expenses

Finding time to put your records in order or sort out your business expenses isn’t easy – but there’s never been a better time to get…

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HMRC LIVE WEBINARS – HMRC and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) working together for you – growing your business

HMRC and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) working together for you – growing your business  We‌dn‌esd‌ay 1‌8 J‌ul‌y – 1‌0a‌m to 1‌1a‌m             Book now If it’s…

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Theo Paphitis – My Tips

MY BUSINESS TIPS Our lives are ruled by rules. If you want to play the game, whether it’s football, cricket or even bridge, you have to…

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Eight lessons for anyone starting or growing their own business in 2018

Simon Willies from Currys PC World Business asked eight entrepreneurs for one piece of advice they wish they had known when starting their business. Read more…

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Dragons Den. Negotiating and when to stop.

Dragons’ Den series 15 episode three review: Knowing how to negotiate and when to stop. Enterprise Nation member Sandra Garlick, a former employment and business law solicitor,…

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Should your business be based in the cloud?

Here at Startups, we like sharing information with you that will help kick-start your business. Starting a business may seem daunting, but with nearly 600,000 companies…

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START-UP 101: SETTING UP A COMPANY

Complimentary eBook: How to set up a company!   LEARN MORE The first step is always the greatest when it comes to starting up your own…

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Smarter Growth

If you are an established business that has been trading for more than a year, you may qualify for support to help grow your business and…

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Get into the record keeping habit

A good record keeping routine is vital for your business. Without good records, it will be harder for you to keep track of which business expenses…

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£33m of grant funding available to small businesses

Businesses across the Marches are being invited to apply for a share of £33m of grant funding to help them grow their businesses and create jobs….

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Innovation Voucher Scheme

Funding BOOST for innovative West Midlands businesses Innovation Vouchers scheme offers up to £2,500 to help small to medium sized enterprises create innovation and growth Aston…

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Start-up Challenge Business Competition Offering £10,000 Investment to Young Entrepreneurs

The Start-up Challenge Business Competition has been established to support aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16-30 years old. It offers participants an opportunity to win up to £10,000…

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Top Tips Of The Week!

How my start-up cracked the international market: Appointed founder Leah Hutcheon shares the story of how saying ‘yes’ to a client’s difficult request propelled her business…

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Set up a business

What you need to do to set up depends on your type of business, where you work and whether you take people on to help. Register…

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The 6 things to find when starting a business

Business journalist and former Startups.co.uk colleague Jon Card on finally making the leap of setting up a company with wife Corinne I’ve been writing about business…

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Business plans

If you’re thinking about setting up your own company, getting your business plan right is crucial. Check out our top tips on how to write the…

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Network With Style Xmas Extravaganza Lunch

SYST are delighted to announce, In less than 1 week Network With Style who are celebrating their 10yr Anniversary will be supporting our charity at their…

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How to: know if the timing is right for your business idea

How to: know if the timing is right for your business idea Is right now the best time to launch your business? Or are you too…

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Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin wins national social enterprise award

National Social Enterprise Award for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin News from our partners Social Enterprise UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have won … Continue reading »…

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Keep Your Small-Business Finances In Order

5 Simple Tips To Keep Your Small-Business Finances In Order After starting three small businesses, I’ve learned firsthand the headaches that accounting causes for most small…

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Tempted to start a business while still in a full time job? Here’s how

Finding time and budget to start watch brand Freedom to Exist has been difficult but co-founder Paul Tanner says the benefits outweigh the challenges My wife…

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Start-up business plan:Top 10 tips

Start-up business plan:Top 10 tips Writing a business plan can seem daunting if you’ve never done it before. However, it’s something you can’t afford to put…

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Create the perfect business plan

Create the perfect business plan How to create the perfect business plan in 10 steps Every business needs a plan. Your business plan will keep you…

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Write a business plan

Write a business plan Download free business plan templates and find help and advice on how to write your business plan. Business plan templates Download a…

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Accounting for startups

 If you’re in a startup, it can be an exciting world of creativity and innovation. But while it’s great to do something you love, you also…

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Make small business accounting fun

Owning a small business is exciting. You get to do what you love, day in, day out. But traditionally, small business accounting isn’t exciting. So how…

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When you should hire an accountant

Accountants can help out at various stages during the growth of your business. They can handle much more than just your payroll and tax returns. So…

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Marketing Your Small Business

How to Use Different Types of Content When Marketing Your Small Business Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past 6 years, you’ve probably heard…

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How to register a company name

Ready to start business? Follow these 8 steps to set up a limited company Registering a business name is often the first step you’ll take when…

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How to save time by automating your social media activity

Social media lets you get your message out there and speak to customers one-on-one. But it can also be a huge time-sink. Just checking Facebook can…

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The SME health check

The SME health check: how to keep your business fighting fit… As a small business owner, it’s easy to get lost in the business challenges happening…

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Grants for food and drink businesses

Food and tourism businesses in the Marches are being urged to tap into grants of more than £35,000 to help them grow and diversify. A total…

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Counting Clicks

Counting clicks … a beginner’s guide to mastering Google Analytics How do people find your website? How long do they stay? What is the user experience…

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Hiring your first employee

Hiring your first employee: How to get it right Recruiting your first member of staff is an exciting step forward. But from a workplace pension to…

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Negotiating a Business Deal

Over the years I spent in the corporate world, I was fortunate enough to attend several different negotiation seminars and courses. Each had its own nomenclature…

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Avoid Sales Tax Surprises

Avoid Sales Tax Surprises: 9 Point Compliance Checklist There are now more than 11,000 sales tax jurisdictions across the U.S. Complying with this complex jurisdictional matrix,…

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Changes To Employment Law In April

Changes To Employment Law In April Your Small Business Needs To Know Alan Price, employment law and HR director of Peninsula, comments on the seven key…

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Virgin StartUp HEALTH FOOD BUSINESS

Virgin StartUp full article available to read here Wellness is a big industry, especially when it comes to food, and startups are at the forefront of…

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Ready for an investor?

Winning a big investment is the dream for many start-up founders. But is your business ready to take on the commitment? What does investment mean for…

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Grab our guide and grow your online business

You’ve launched your e-commerce business but you’re just getting started. This guide explains how you can build a loyal customer base and raise awareness of your…

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start a business despite not being business minded

Months after starting what they saw as a hobby, Kim Nguyen and Kofi Ansah realised they were running a business. The duo reflect on scaling K&K…

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Business plan, why it is essential for small businesses

Six reasons you need a business plan and how you can use it to achieve your goals, according to Virgin StartUp’s Sophie Mackintosh. A strong business…

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