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Life insurance for business starters

When starting a business there are a thousand and one things to think about. How to finance the start-up costs, where to locate the premises if there are to be any, how to go about employing people, setting up tax codes – the list goes on and on

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Companies growing as economy struggles

You don’t need to be a financial expert to see that the economy is struggling. Disposable income is dwindling for many households struggling with rising food costs, energy bills and below-inflation pay rises, pay freezes or even cuts.

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Does your business have a User’s Manual?

Excerpt from Business Mechanics, a book for all small business owners by Jerome Jacobs. What you will learn in this chapter – What kinds of things you can (and should) systematise. – How to go about systematising your business. – The importance of evolving your systems as your business changes and grows.

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Perfecting the art of bootstrapping

Pick up a paper, flick on the TV, tune in your DAB…what you’re likely to be greeted with a myriad of bad news, especially with regards to the economy. The tumultuous economic times we’re in have shown no mercy, taking huge brands, investment banks and even entire countries to the brink of financial ruin.

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Conflict of Influence for Top 100 Small Business Influencer Awards?

How you are perceived is much more important than how you think you are coming across, especially when you decide to take a leadership role in the small business community. Someone surprised me by nominating me as a 2011 Small Business Influencer for North America”. I was flattered and when I came in 76th in the popular vote, that was nice, too.

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