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Interview: Business Start Up Advice with Rasheed Ogunlaru

Interview: Business Start Up Advice with Rasheed Ogunlaru

Business coach, speaker and author Rasheed Ogunlaru shares his wisdom and expertise for new start ups with Lisa Charles For people making the transition from employment to earning an income on their own as a business person, many of the questions and fears are the same. I caught up with the life and business coach more »

Last minute dot com – year end is looming!

Last minute dot com – year end is looming!

 By author and finance entrepreneur Lisa Newton There are no excuses! The self-assessment financial filing deadline (a little bit like Christmas Day) never changes from year to year – it is the 31st January and yet why do we (myself included) leave it to the very last minute?! I have been filing self assessment year more »

How you do anything, is how you do everything

How you do anything, is how you do everything

By author and finance entrepreneur Lisa Newton Lots of people out there will set their goal to “start a business this year” which is very noble. But sadly, many businesses don’t last. They close their doors within the first five years. It’s rough out there! One problem is that we spend years in school learning more »

Legal ‘need-to-knows’ for start-ups

Legal ‘need-to-knows’ for start-ups

Make sure you have it all covered with Mark Edwards from Rocket Lawyer Making the transition from employee to entrepreneur is challenging enough without having to worry about the legalities involved in starting up your new venture as well. But to ensure that you start off on the right foot, making sure you and your more »

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Change your life in your lunch break!

Change your life in your lunch break!

 With award-winning executive coach Anne Mulliner Like all new business entrepreneurs, it can be easy to fall into the trap of spending all your time working in your business and no time working on it. Experience will teach you that it’s a subtle balance, but it’s one that with some thought and planning you can more »

By August 11, 2014 Read More →
Work that room

Work that room

How to gain confidence at networking events Speaker Stylist Lynne Cantor shares her top tips. Speaking is a huge part of our lives, we all do it.  We discuss, debate and joke amongst our friends and colleagues with relative ease.  Put us in an unfamiliar situation though and many of us will clam up.  Having more »

By July 28, 2014 Read More →
The biggest self publishing mistakes

The biggest self publishing mistakes

By Chris Day When it comes to raising your profile, and establishing yourself as an ‘expert’ in people’s eyes, there is nothing to beat being seen as the author of a book on your specialist subject.  As a published author you have a status and are viewed differently to the rest of us mere mortals. more »

By July 16, 2014 Read More →
The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Seeking Funding For Their Business Ventures

The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Seeking Funding For Their Business Ventures

By Adam Shaw “And on that basis, I’m out.” Is probably one of the most well known and used phrases on Dragon’s Den, indeed in real life when people rock up to a prospective investor without seeking advise, gaining sufficient traction with their idea or being properly prepared. Having spent the past 18 months listening more »

Are you using the TV Talent Show Model in your business?

Are you using the TV Talent Show Model in your business?

Peter Newton shows you how you can use the TV Talent Show Model in your business. X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice all have one thing every business wants; a great product that your audience loves and will buy. So what can businesses learn from these shows? Ideas Generation & Screening: Put as many more »

SMEs must get better at networking, research shows

SMEs must get better at networking, research shows

New academic research reveals that small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are aware that they need to improve their networks and connections to develop their businesses and grow, but do not know how to go about it. The report, which was undertaken by the Business Schools of the Universities of Surrey and Greenwich, analysed data more »