6 Tips for Selling your Business

If you’re planning to sell your business, for whatever reason, it is absolutely crucial to ensure that you start planning early. To attract the highest possible interest, it makes sense to put in the hard work as soon as possible to make your business appealing to prospective buyers.

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cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Business Leading the Charge Against Business Threats

Despite the prevalence of cybercrime and the cybersecurity industry, many UK SMEs do not have the right protection in place to safeguard their business and their customers. That’s where companies like Computer Network Defence Ltd (CND) play a vital role in helping small UK companies build the tools and knowledge they need to trade safely in the increasingly digital world of business.

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Talisker Rowing Challenge

“The Entrepreneur Ship” Takes on the Talisker Rowing Challenge

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is known as “the world’s toughest row” with participants rowing over 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua. Perhaps not a situation many entrepreneurs find themselves in but Guy Rigby and David Murray, the team members of “The Entrepreneur Ship”, decided to take on this immense challenge last year and are soon set to row the massive distance as the oldest (combined age is 124) team to complete the journey.

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What Lidl’s Pay Rise Shows Us About the Competition for Staff?

Last week, Lidl announced that, as of March next year, all employees outside of London will be receiving a significant pay rise. The new £10.10 entry level wage for all Lidl employees follows Morrison’s pay increase earlier this year, becoming the first supermarket in the UK to pay its staff at least £10 per hour.

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Speaking your Mind as an Introvert in the Workplace

You may have never experienced being in a boardroom, with the overwhelming feeling of paranoia that you aren’t speaking enough or like you are coming across as being disinterested in the conversation. However, for us introverts this is a daily struggle. Training consultant and Founder of ‘Flourishing Introverts’, Joanna Rawborne has over 24 years experience working with those who struggle with just this, and she explains her tips on what you can do to speak your mind when you feel like it’s “just not the right time”.

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Could Rising Rent Prices Force Out SMEs?

Rising rent prices are increasing at a pace we haven’t seen in over a decade. The high rent costs could become unsustainable for small businesses with bricks-and-mortar stores or offices in London and other major cities.

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wages

The Rising Wages Impact on Small Businesses

Last month, it was announced that next April (April 1st, 2022) the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage are set to increase. Subsequently, this has had a knock-on effect with the Real Living Wage now being raised to £9.90 for the 300,000 employees whose employers have voluntarily joined the scheme.

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Black Friday Success: Ditch the Discounts and Get Creative

Real Business predicts what Black Friday will look like in 2021 and recommends what you should be doing in order to compete in the saturated market of retail. Now considered one of the most significant shopping events on the retail calendar, there is no denying that UK small businesses’ must not ignore the novelty despite it being over-exhausted by online retail giants.

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ESTA

Doing Business in the USA: ESTA or Visa?

The USA opened its borders again on 8 November, meaning business trips and holidays to The States are possible again. Here, we’ll briefly go over what travel permit you need for a business trip to the US: an ESTA or a work visa.

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The Pros and Cons of Prioritising Growth over Profitability

Entrepreneur and leader, Jessica Kruger discusses why it’s time to stop focusing on profitability and more on growth. Ultimately, the growth of a company is the point where you are reaching expansion and allows for you to seek additional options in order to generate more profit. So, if you aren’t considering growth within your business strategy maybe it’s time you should.

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facebook to meta

Facebook to Meta: The Risk of Rebranding

Just as another Facebook scandal hit our news waves with former employee Frances Haugen imploring regulators to take serious action against the social media giant, the company did their best to play the ultimate reverse card. A total company-wide rebrand. It unfortunately and understandably fell flat.

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community champions

How Businesses Thrive as Community Champions

Admittedly bittersweet, the past eighteen months have reminded our, at times, fragmented world of the power of community engagement and what we can achieve when working together. Neighbours pulled together to support vulnerable community members, be it picking up their shopping or checking in regularly by phone; schools and other public institutions flung open their doors to act as vaccination centres; we stood together, weekly, to recognise our healthcare system and other key workers.

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Recruitment in 2021: Has the Outlook Changed?

After the past 18 months of economic uncertainty, it seems an odd time for unemployment rates to fall to record lows. Nevertheless, we have witnessed a significant downward shift in the availability of candidates since mid-July, with the number of job seekers applying for roles appearing to decrease almost daily.

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diversity-led businesses

Levelling the Playing Field for Diversity-Led Businesses

Entrepreneurship can be extremely rewarding. The opportunity to be your own boss, making money doing something you love or getting the chance to meet like-minded people — these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of being a self-employed entrepreneur.

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6 Tricks that will Treat your SME this Halloween

The spooky season is the perfect time of year for SMEs; it’s an exhilarating window of opportunity to enhance your business in so many ways. The festivities reaps much more than just tasty treats for enterprises. It can be both profitable and exciting for SMEs that choose to incorporate anything and everything Halloween.

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Why “Going Independent” Means Quicker Lead Times and a Higher Level of Customer Service

Independents have been having somewhat of a revival over the past two years, namely due to the pandemic and Brexit but also thanks to consumers wants and needs for a higher level of customer service, the opportunity to be able to speak to someone and the need for a more sustainable product offering. Managing Director and Founder of Polypouch UK, Stephen Frankel explains why you should consider going independent to improve the logistics of your business.

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The Importance of Prioritising Diversity in Leadership Roles

Recent research conducted by Workday, a leader in cloud applications for finance and HR, in partnership with Sapio, has found that despite the economics issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 75% of UK businesses plan to maintain or increase their ED&I investment and introducing new initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion.

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Be a leader, not a boss

Be a leader, not a boss

In the world of business, we have bosses…and then we have leaders. If you are a manager, supervisor, or business owner, you should carefully analyse

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Growing Your Business Through Innovation and Sustainability

Paul Alder, Vistafolia’s founder and expert horticulturist and technical landscaper, details advice on how to promote innovation in a company culture and maximise growth potential. An experienced visionary, Paul is utilising sustainability to innovate a lacklustre artificial living wall market with a fresh product.

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Is Your Business Too Reliant On Facebook?

Last night we saw the worst Facebook outage since 2008, only this time round, many of SMEs are now relying on the operations of Facebook and it’s apps, Instagram and WhatsApp. Has the outage underscored the reliance our economy has on the tech giant, and not just as idle entertainment?

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What is a MVP?

What is an MVP?

In the world of business, MVP stands for a minimum viable product. It is a technique that was made popular by Eric Ries when he

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Mindfulness Practices Leaders Should Encourage Their Employees To Take

As we celebrate International Happiness at Work Week 2021, Real Business are encouraging you and your workforce to be happy, starting at the place you probably spend most of your time. Spiritual leader and mindfulness expert, Arika Trimnell gives her take on what you should be doing to be more mindful in the workplace, and how you should encourage your team to be doing them same.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels at Work

We believe that one of the main priorities as a business owner is to look after your workforce, and as we celebrate ‘International Happiness at Work Week 2021’, we have been highlighting how you can do this. Renowned Neurophysiologist, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how you can increase your energy levels through the simple things, which can make the biggest difference to you and your workforce’s happiness.

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The Importance of Exercise to your Employees

We all know how important exercise is within our daily routines; not just for our body but for the sanity of our mind too. This is especially true with the busy schedule of our workforce. Founder of The Engagement Coach, Amrit Sandhar, describes the positive impact physical activity could provide within your work environment.

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What Small Businesses Can Learn From Space Exploration

Mission Commander and Billionaire, Jared Isaacman and his team, ‘Inspiration4′, are set to be the first all-civilian orbital mission to space this afternoon, nearly 50 years after the United States’ first space station was launched. What can a small business today learn something from a relatively unknown part of NASA’s Space Program? Dwight Steven-Boniecki, director of the film Searching For Skylab: America’s Forgotten Triumph explains.

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Job Vacancies hit a record high in the UK

Last Summer we prepared ourselves for a job crisis, instead businesses are struggling to fill positions. It was reported this morning by The Office of National Statistics (ONS) that job vacancies in the UK have risen above one million; a new record high.

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“Let’s Talk Turkey” on Price Increases

Reading the latest business headlines makes for rather a surreal experience now. Previous predictions of financial freefall, mass job losses and overheating interest rates have been turned on their heads. The good news is that demand is well and truly back with a bang.

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Top Strategies for a Successful Rewards Program

Loyalty and rewards programs can help businesses increase their customer lifetime value and customer retention. In order to, compete with high technology-driven consumer companies like Amazon, Apple, or PayPal, for repeated business and to build customer relationship by providing personalised content or discounts and value for money.

There are various types of loyalty programs but what are some of the key strategies for launching a successful rewards program?

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How to Become a Morning Person

Renowned Neurophysiologist and Sleep Expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how you can maximise your working-performance by doing these simple steps to ultimately being a morning person.

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Keeping it in the Family: Top Tips For Running a Family Business

Family businesses have been the backbone of the UK economy for many years. Small local firms that punch way above their weight, larger companies that go multinational, all backed and supported by a strong work ethic, a willingness to succeed and unrivalled dedication to the family and the company. Managing Director and Founder of Polypouch UK, Stephen Frankel finds out what you can do to run a family business.

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Tokyo Olympics: Is Winning All That Matters?

As the Tokyo Olympics are finally about to begin, journalists and sports leaders are formatting their tables to count the number of shiny round pieces of metal that our nation’s athletes bring back. Olympic medallist and business coach discusses the ‘results fallacy’, and how much of an impact the craving to win is really having on the workplace and society as a whole.

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British business disrupted from the dubbed ‘Pingdemic’

A record number of people who have come into contact with an infected individual are being forced to self-isolate, whereby most have been ‘pinged’ by the NHS contact-tracing app. Having already produced significant disruptions for many SMEs and critical services already, the “Pingdemic” threatens to undermine the efforts of the country and it’s 6 million SMEs it inhabits who have tried to keep afloat over the past 16 month.

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Breaking down the ins and outs of partial exits

A decade ago, partial exits were a fairly rare occurrence for entrepreneurs. Buzzacott’s corporate finance director Andy Hodgetts explains why private equity houses in particular have more of an appetite for partial exits, becoming a very attractive middle ground for many entrepreneurs.

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National Food Strategy Could Strike a Blow to Bespoke Food Businesses

The National Food Strategy Plan, led by businessman Henry Dimbleby, has stated that the food industry exploits our nation’s poorest, as fast food and high-food products are typically more affordable and more readily available to those on a strict budget. The report has advised the government to hike taxes on ingredients like salt and sugar; this would inevitably raise production costs and market prices, discouraging people from turning to the high-calorie foods like confectionary and cheese.

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Brain Training Tips to Boost Productivity

Getting a good night’s sleep is the worst kept secret when it comes to productivity and success within business and decision making, but, neurophysiologist and sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how you can do more to train your brain, and be the best version of yourself beyond the advised 8 hours.

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Is TikTok changing the way we apply for jobs?

TikTok are piloting their latest addition to platform: TikTok Resumes. Currently only available in the USA, the new feature in the app will help employers find their ideal candidates through short, creative videos while also helping users find new career opportunities and apply through TikTok’s easy-to-use tools.

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Capri Cafaro on providing food for thought: Interview

From TV-host to Author turned Cook, Real Business catches up with Capri Cafaro on why she is empowering entrepreneurs through her female equality activism and the importance of food for creating unity. The former Ohio State Senator explains the significance of food during her time in government, frequently leading to productive conversations while reaching over the political aisle.

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What ‘The Hamilton Commission’ means for UK SMEs

This afternoon, 7-time Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, and Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, co-chaired and published ‘Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport’. But, what does this mean for SMEs across the UK? Real Business finds out.

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How SMEs can use food to enhance workplace culture diversity

If the Euros 2020 taught us one thing, it’s that we can all come together if we have a common ground. The 26-strong England squad encouraged and included everyone. Everyone of all cultures, religions, backgrounds, sexes, ages and more to be as one, as we all gained a mutual interest and understanding of one another’s joy – and pain. TV host, Cook, and Author, Capri Cafaro talks through how you can instil that same culture within your workplace all with the simplicity of food.

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How to protect your workforce’s wellbeing

Renowned celebrity hairstylist and founder of HNB Salon and Spa, Steph Stevenson knows first hand how demanding customer-facing roles are. The idea of always being on your A-game, allowing room for positivity on your darkest days and ensuring you’re delivering the best quality service has to take it’s toll on your workforce at some point.

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How to build an integrated service into your business

If the past year has taught us anything it’s that sticking to the same business model and strategy just won’t do anymore. Many businesses have had to extend their offering to keep afloat such as moving their services online and some have had to completely alter their product temporarily until normal trading begins, whatever that new normal may be or look like. Some have even been online but are now considering bricks and mortar premises to enable them to re connect with their customers in a new, post-pandemic way.

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How SMEs Can Best Prepare For A Hybrid Work Future

Last year, not all firms could offer remote working options for employees, but many of those who were able to are now considering how they can blend the best of home working with the best of working at physical premises.
Employees’ expectations have also changed for good. According to Microsoft’s recent Work Trend Index, 71 percent of UK workers want flexible remote work options to stay. Data from the CIPD shows that 65 percent of employers offered no option to work from home before the pandemic, a figure that has now fallen to 37 percent.
As SMEs now look at their return to physical premises, business owners and leaders can build the true hybrid workplace of the future. And there’s a strong reason to do so.

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The SME Guide to Cloud Telephony for Hybrid Working

The global pandemic has set new precedents in our attitudes towards how, where, and when we work. Lockdowns taught us that so much more can be done remotely than we ever thought possible and proved to the UK workforce that a large percentage of businesses could facilitate remote working structures – and now it could be here to stay.
As labour markets become increasingly competitive, SMEs must make sure they stand out as businesses that will invest in their workforce, show care and compassion towards their wellbeing, and be flexible in how their employees’ work.

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How does HR add value?

How does HR add value?

HR is often overlooked and undervalued in a lot of companies. Because HR is not a revenue-generating role, a lot of businesses choose to outsource

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Luke Boase: Shaking Up the Beer Industry

Over the past year, we have had so much time to confront deeply rooted habits and make small changes to our lifestyles that benefit our health and wellbeing. One of the main ones: moderating our alcohol intake. Real Business had the opportunity to sit down with CEO of Lucky Saint, Luke Boase, to talk about how his company’s non-alcoholic beer is shaking up the drinking industry.

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What is Debit Finance?

What is debit finance

When it comes to funding a business, capital is paramount. Capital is the operating money that you need to get your business running smoothly before

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How to be an Ally for LGBTQ+ Staff in the Workplace

It is understandable to feel overwhelmed by information in the eternally evolving world we live in. But, by educating yourself and listening to people’s experiences and feelings, you can always become a better ally to the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace.

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Indoor Hospitality Sector Comes Back To Life As More Lockdown Restrictions Are Lifted

The hospitality industry jumped for joy today as it was announced that indoor venues are now allowed to welcome people back through their doors. Restaurants, pubs, and bars are no longer restricted to outside-only service and can now serve their patrons without curfews, though guests do need to remain seated when eating or drinking and establishments need to enforce table service only when ordering or paying.  

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How to Feel Comfortable as a Leader

Leadership and Performance Coach and Founder and CEO of The Change Creators, Joanna Howes talks through how you can feel comfortable as a leader when it isn’t necessarily something you were born to do.

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Investing in our Future Health with Jani Moran

Flexibility is often a key asset in the world of business and in unprecedented times, it can be the difference between sinking or swimming. So, when a thriving opportunity presented itself to businessman Jani Moran, he stepped into a completely new market and threw his support behind a world changing product.

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Interview: “I think it’s very important to take a step back and think about what you can do to let go” says SEO Entrepeneur, Steve Grant

Founder of Figment Agency, Entrepreneur and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) guru, Steve Grant talks to Real Business about knocking on the doors of Penny Lane business owners in the 90s, how a life-changing trauma has given him a new approach to business management, and why it’s crucial for SMEs to start focusing on their SEO strategies.

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The Psychology of Sales

The Psychology of Sales

The brain is a fascinating and little understood organ, but when it comes to sales, getting your head around sales psychology could be your greatest

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Unsah Malik: The Influencer for Influencers

Real Business talked with Unsah Malik, leading social media expert and 5-star rated author, about breaking into cut-throat industries, thriving in self-employed life, and maintaining a positive attitude amidst the toxicity of social media.

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Buying a company name

Buying a company name

The very first step in making your business venture official is buying your company name. You needn’t have done all the planning before you buy

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Why Unconscious Bias Training Doesn’t Work (but this doesn’t mean investing less in D&I)

As with any major push in social justice, more companies are waking up and addressing racial inequality, but with that comes critics widely panning the notion of diversity training claiming to be ineffective or at worst likely to cause harm. Founder and CEO at In Diverse Company, Johanna Beresford discusses what you need to do to embed anti-racism within your company culture, without scratching upon Unconscious Bias Training.

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Why your SME should be using TikTok

What was once a Generation Z hang out, is now an app spanning all demographics and industries. TikTok can be a powerful platform for your marketing strategy, propelling engagement and potentially achieving leads. Leading female entrepreneur and talent representative, Jessica Henig explains why your SME should be including TikTok within it’s marketing strategy now, before it’s too late.

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Karen J Gerrard: “The Seamless Formula for Success”

Karen J Gerrard’s hand care empire has made her brand, SEAMS, a favourite among sewers and craftspeople throughout the UK – now recognised in the country’s most reputable newspapers and lifestyle magazines as a top pick hand care cream. Here, she talks about the road to SEAMS, life as an entrepreneur and why she is motivated being a woman in business.

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(The Reality of) Pandemic Fatigue for Working Mums

Mental exhaustion is nothing new for working mums, but the pandemic has brought a whole new meaning of fatigue, with some unable to do either job as a mum or as a business owner, well. Founders of The Positive Planners and mental health campaigners, Ali McDowall and Finn Prevett discuss the reality of being a working-mum amidst the pandemic.

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Taking the Leap: 10 tips to flourish as a new business owner

Leaving the comfort and security of your 9-5 to pursue a passion is daunting, but it is highly rewarding if done right. Before you do, you want to ensure you’re prepared in every way possible. Author and social media expert, Unsah Malik, did just that amidst the pandemic, and now she is sharing her top tips to flourish as a new business owner.

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Leading and inspiring: What can we learn from the superwomen of 2020?

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we take a moment to recognise the incredible social, political, cultural and economical achievements of women. This year’s theme is #ChoosetoChallenge, with a call to action for stepping up for gender injustice and challenge inequity. The 8th of March is and should be an important day for everyone, but it also marks a whole year of women wearing multiple hats, both personally and professionally throughout their pandemic journeys. 2020 was a year like no other, but what can we learn from the superwomen who took it in their stride

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The Future is Flex: The office space post-COVID

This year has fundamentally altered the approach businesses will take to their real estate portfolios. Within the course of a few days – or even overnight – business premises were vacated and, ten months later, many remain empty or at very low occupancy.

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A guide to SMEs avoiding PayPal merchant account pitfalls

PayPal is the go-to payment gateway provider for millions of businesses – with over 20 million active merchant accounts. However, despite its attractive familiarity and ease-of-use, PayPal is holding many of these businesses back, who ultimately miss out on the rewards available to those who switch providers. But what exactly are the pitfalls of PayPal merchant accounts and how can businesses benefit by switching providers?

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How Can SME’s Truly Raise Their Voice

Agility and for some, a complete pivot has been a common occurrence for many British SMEs throughout the pandemic. Businesses have realised it is near impossible to communicate with the consumer without the omni-channels of technology. Olga Andrienko, Head of Global Marketing at Semrush talks through how organisations have shifted their business and skill-set to digital and the advances of voice technology.

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Umbrella Company v PAYE

Umbrella Company v PAYE

The business world is constantly providing options, and one of yours might be deciding whether to stay fully self-employed, to source work via an umbrella

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Three ways SMEs can save money on foreign exchange

The foreign exchange (FX) market is one of the largest in the world, worth billions of pounds. And for those navigating the market wisely, there are significant savings available. However, businesses which enter the market blindly risk landing themselves with eye-watering fees, even when conducting the smallest of transactions.

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How To Raise Money Against Your Business Premises During the Pandemic

The pandemic has made raising capital a real challenge for many business owners. Although the government’s bounce back and CBILS loan schemes have largely been a success, restrictions have continued for far longer than anticipated by many. As such, we’re witnessing business owners with fixed outgoings struggle for cash flow as their business either faces restricted trade or continued closure.

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Is it Safe to Return to the Workplace

As Boris Johnson and his Cabinet have now set out their roadmap out of the national lockdown , how can businesses return staff to the workplace safely and with confidence We talk to Stuart Beaumont from The Spectra Group to find out.

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How To Do Competition Better

Competition is instilled in us from a young age, usually with good intentions to improve performance. But has competition forced us to kill collaboration, stifle motivation and actually hold us back” Olympian, former diplomat, business coach and author of ‘The Long Win’, Dr Cath Bishop, discusses how to do competition collaboratively as opposed to the win/lose binary thinking.

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What Is Umbrella Pay?

What is umbrella pay?

New tax legislation always causes mild panic or ruffled feathers. The umbrella payment structure is one of the biggest irks of new umbrella company users.

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When did IR35 start?

When did IR35 start?

As official tax legislation, IR35 was implemented in the Finance Act for April 2000 and has had a significant impact on contractors around the country

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Influencer Marketing: From the Expert

Real Business talks with leading social media expert and author of best selling e-Book, ‘Slashed It’, on why it is so important for SME to consider implementing a Social Media strategy in their business’ development. Unsah Malik tells all.

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One-Woman-Wonder: “Knock-backs make me more determined”

Real Business talks to one-woman-wonder, entrepreneur and PR expert Lauren Lunn Farrow. Lauren worked in Celebrity PR for 17 years with clients and brands including Lorraine Kelly, NBC Universal, Fake Bake, The Health Lottery, Sharon Osbourne, HRVY and Kelly Osbourne. Now she runs The Expert Agency looking after trusted experts and voices.

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Cinema is Dead Long Live Cinema!

The scare of cinemas dying out has been the fear for movie enthusiasts even before the pandemic, but has the death of cinemas become a reality or is it just scaremongering” John Sullivan, founding director of The Big Picture Global Cinema Consultancy tells all.

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What is IR35?

What is IR35?

Simply speaking, IR35 is a piece of tax legislation designed by HMRC to counteract tax avoidance by taxing ‘disguised’ employment at the same rate as

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3 Marketing tips for e-commerce retailers in 2021

As their customers move online to conduct their shopping, more businesses are turning to e-commerce . Andy Bojko, Director at Hidepark Leather, offers three essential tips on how businesses can successfully implement small changes to their website to succeed in 2021.

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Tank on chess board - "Wargaming ? The secret of business resilience"

Wargaming The secret of business resilience

Improvise, adapt and overcome is a phrase often used to describe the process of resilience. But this only describes the process and does nothing to tell us how we can be good at it. Richard Lawrence, CEO of CounterStrike explains how businesses can use the theory of wargaming to become more resilient and grow stronger teams.

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Marc Rigby of Emtec Climate Solutions at work

Meet the man who helps keep the internet cool

Sacrificing every Saturday to attend a two-year NVQ course, Marc Rigby dedicated his time, energy and cash to increase his knowledge of specialist engineering. Twenty years on, and now owner and managing director of Emtec Climate Solutions Ltd, he has an enviable list of clients, including many high profile data centres, Centrica and the NHS.

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Concept - Sustainable IT solutions

Sustainable IT solutions

Also known as ?green IT?, sustainable IT is the management, manufacturing and disposal of IT systems that ensure a minimal amount of damage to the environment. Find out how to be mindful of the consequences of your business activities.

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Team conflict: Eight experts weigh in

When people are working together on a daily basis, conflict is inevitable. While it’s impossible to avoid conflicts altogether, if handled right, constructive conflict can actually work to bring a team closer together. We hear from experts about how to successfully manage conflict within a team.

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Top 10 causes of workplace conflict

Conflict in the workplace is something none of us want to deal with. Unless you have the patience of a saint, you’ve probably come across someone at work whose personality clashes with your own.

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Famous copyright cases

6 famous copyright cases

Lawsuits often stem from copyright infringement, plagiarism, or inaccurate details surrounding true events. In some cases, a lawsuit is wrapped up quickly, but here several famous copyright infringements that led to legal action.

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As said by Winston Churchill, never waste a good crisis

"Never let a good crisis go to waste" has been attributed to Winston Churchill in reference to the conditions post the Second World War that allowed for the formation of the United Nations. There is some doubt as to whether he actually used those words but it certainly sounds like something he would say. It of course refers to the peculiar environment that surrounds people in the midst of a crisis where somehow all paradigms seem up for debate and rules are to be questioned.

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Dunedin: 5 lessons Covid-19 has taught about innovation

Businesses with a record of transformation and disruption responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by focusing on innovation. What can we learn from that approach” Andrew Davidson, investment director at private equity firm Dunedin explores how the firm adapted to these unprecedented changes in this exclusive article.

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Are you ready for a new era of innovation?

Last week, Prosper” welcomed back branding expert and co-founder of BoB Linzi Boyd to join their exclusive webinar on innovation. In this session, she highlights the importance of staying on top of relevant trends in your industry, and how being ready to move will give you a one-up during a recession.

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