Laura McGuire

Junior Reporter

Laura is the Junior Reporter at Real Business and Business Advice. She's the first point of call for any PR, business owner or industry insider looking to tell a story of entrepreneurial inspiration, retell some key advice, or a ground-breaking news story. She is the core ambassador for the brand(s) and can be found attending high profile events and meeting disruptive business owners across London – and beyond.

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LIKES TO WRITE ABOUT

People and how their experiences have moulded and influenced their decisions. There has never been a better time to write about the ever-changing world we inhabit.

BUSINESS IDOL

Jay Shetty, who was a one-time monk and now works as a motivational speaker. He highlighted the importance of compassion and self-reflection in his immensely successful Podcast "On Purpose". It really inspired me to arrive at work every day with my best foot forward and to do some good in society.

INDUSTRY TO WATCH

Meat and dairy alternatives. With 600,000 vegans in the U.K, it's clearly a thriving industry and one that needs to be constantly watched.

GUILTY PLEASURE

I don't feel guilty about it but.....*chocolate

LESSONS FROM YOUR FIRST JOB

Don't take things so personally...

PRODUCTIVITY TIP

Breaks are just as important as the time you work. Don't deprive your self of them.

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“No one will be left without hope” says chancellor as he unveils plan to save UK economy
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Scottish start up capitalises on work from home culture to survive COVID business slump
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COVID-19: 30% of public nervous to set foot back into restaurants
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HOPEFUL: Recruiting professionals believe that the economy will improve by the end of 2020
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 Golf club entrepreneur, Sandy Ganatra on running a service business during a pandemic
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FUNDING: Alcohol awareness group announces the launch of its £1.4M funding round
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Are you ready for a new era of innovation?
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COVID-19: Brits reveal how lockdown has changed their attitudes towards retail
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COVID-19: Over 23k Scottish hospitality jobs at risk over social distancing controversy
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GENERATION Z: New video CV app launches for UKs digital natives
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DIGITAL BOOST: Free of charge platform launches today to help small businesses boost online presence
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COVID-19: Two-thirds of UK workers want to continue WFH even when lockdown laws lift
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The post-COVID-19 recession is here. Are you prepared?
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“Smart cane” for the visually impaired raises 600k in first round of funding
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FURLOUGH: Sunak announces next steps for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
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Small eco-friendly deodorant brand makes impressive early sales
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COVID-19: All non-essential shops to open from June 15th
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COVID-19: 1 in 10 retailers heading towards collapse as economic damage worsens
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MENTAL HEALTH WEEK: 53% of employees say bosses don’t care about their wellbeing
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COVID-19: Seven in ten HR workers want to avoid the office even after lockdown laws are lifted
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IN THE DARK: SMEs losing third of income as they remain unclear about when they can re-open
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BREAKING: UK furlough scheme extended by four months
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COVID-19: Brits rewarded “unlimited exercise” but future remains uncertain for SMEs
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COVID-19: Only half of businesses prepared to return to pre-crisis levels after lockdown
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COVID-19: Law firms brace themselves for surge in divorce rates during coronavirus lockdown
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Lockdown: 1 in 5 people are planning to set up a new business
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COVID-19: Job vacancies plummet across all corners of the UK
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The Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme is open
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SMEs plea for “business as usual” before the end of May
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Ethical investors Earthworm poured £3.5m into sustainable companies this month
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Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan: Government finally recognises impact of crisis on SMEs
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FIFA 20 tournament on track for a great semi-final in fight against coronavirus
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Noodle startup hits £1.75m funding target in 5 days
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Klarna & ASOS team up for global “Giveback Day” to fight COVID-19
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Travel and tourism industry faces 100m job losses, says World Travel Council
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Bullying in UK offices result of poor HR management, study reveals
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March sees record fall in retail sales as coronavirus continues
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Future Fund scheme could prove costly for SMEs
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Primark makes zero sales due to coronavirus outbreak
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SMEs reveal how they’re coping during COVID-19
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Chancellor announces £1.25bn scheme to help start-ups
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British Business Investments pledge 15m to Regional Angels Programme
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UPDATE: 200,000 more staff could be placed on furlough
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74% drop in the UK hospitality sector as jobs disappear
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Delivery friendly food and drinks businesses see COVID-19 growth
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FEATURE: COVID-19 self-gifting trend opens way for smaller retailers
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COVID-19 affected manufacturers seek £643.5m funding to survive April
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Meet the pizza duo cutting through the “free-from” market
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Harry Potter publisher to back independent bookshops amid COVID-19 crisis
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Environmental investor group place £1.1m in London food tech business
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UK job openings in decline following coronavirus spread
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Top UK entrepreneur launches scheme to feed NHS staff during COVID-19
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SMEs share the lessons learned from 2008 (and how it’s helped them deal with COVID-19)
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak updates financial help for the self-employed
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Advertising boss creates a digital pub to raise staff morale during COVID-19
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What financial help is there for SMEs during COVID-19?
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Ceramics brand Emma Bridgewater secures 8m investment from BGF
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UK’s top gym turns digital to fight coronavirus fitness slump
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Tech company helps key workers gain access to wages ahead of pay day
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Are you eligible for the Coronavirus Business Interruptions Loan Scheme?
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The faces behind the #RemoteAgainstCoronavirus campaign
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Mental health platform Unmind to give all NHS staff free access amid COVID-19 pressure
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Athletic duo lead the way in the food delivery market
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What employers need to know about coronavirus
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How to set up a business website
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How to start a business
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How to find an office space: An SME guide
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Details of UK’s points based immigration system revealed
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Half of tech professionals set to change jobs in 2020
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Signs that your employees are falling out of “love” with their jobs
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3 things you should know about Gen Z before you hire them
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Is it necessary to “come out” in the workplace?
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GUIDE: How to step up as a leader for the first time
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What lessons can you learn from this teacher turned entrepreneur?
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How to take your business from side hustle to full throttle
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Fake illness costs UK businesses £5.6bn a year
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How much money are the top fashion brands raking in?
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Banks are hesitant to provide SME funding in some of the UK's poorest areas.
Poorest areas of England face squeeze in SME finance
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Lack of talent may lead to a recession, warn UK recruitment professionals
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Why Brexit Britain could be a land of global business and startup funding
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Brit employers still bias in their hiring process
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The countdown begins: just 5 days left before annual self assessment tax return
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How two female entrepreneurs are changing the menstruation market
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How to save your staff from Blue Monday
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Businesses that (might*) make you rich in 2020
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4 businesses taking a sustainable stance this year
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The businesses proving that vegan= high growth
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Queen’s speech 2019: An SME outlook
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What the Tory majority means for SMEs
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Are business expos really that useful?
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Social entrepreneur Safia Minney helps businesses become ethical
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Does McDonald’s workers strike reveal a lack of corporate care?
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Black Friday is SO last year. Say hello to “Singles’ Day”
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Is it time for employers to ‘forget about Fridays’?
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What your star sign reveals about your leadership style
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What can we learn from these celebrity entrepreneurs?
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Is your leadership style giving your workforce ‘the spooks’?
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Westminster pitching event show’s what’s needed for funding success today
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Links of London is closing down.
Two more major high street casualties have been added to the list
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