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Are You a Sole Trader or Do You Need a Company?
Are You a Sole Trader or Do You Need a Company?
One of the first decisions an entrepreneur faces in business is whether to register as a sole trader or a company....
Are You Ready to Stop Being an Employee?
Are You Ready to Stop Being an Employee?
Points to consider if you feel ready to become an entrepreneur and be your own boss in the world of business....
Becoming a Social Entrepreneur
Becoming a Social Entrepreneur
Social entrepreneurs focus their skills on benefitting the community and giving it support. They still make money but they do so in a different context to their…...
Courses and Qualifications to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills?
Courses and Qualifications to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills?
The UK has a wide range of courses and qualifications related to business. Many include work placements and can help develop practical skills....
Does Your Age Matter in Business?
Does Your Age Matter in Business?
Age is not a barrier to starting your own business. A mature entrepreneur brings significant advantages to the business world....
Evaluating Your Business Skills
Evaluating Your Business Skills
Entrepreneurs who evaluate their business skills can improve business performance, and help ensure the successful development and management of their enterprise....
Finding a Business Mentor
Finding a Business Mentor
A business mentor can give a novice, or even an experienced, entrepreneur invaluable support. It's also possible to get such support free of charge....
Finding Inspiration for the Big Business Idea
Finding Inspiration for the Big Business Idea
To be successful in business, entrepreneurs need great business ideas. Finding the right ideas through a combination of work and inspiration is essential....
Get Expert Business Advice
Get Expert Business Advice
An entrepreneur should take every opportunity to get expert business advice and keep an open mind about it, particularly as such advice can help develop a sound…...
Grab New Opportunities
Grab New Opportunities
To be as successful in business as possible, entrepreneurs must recognise and grasp the business opportunities that come their way....
How to Succeed Without Much Money
How to Succeed Without Much Money
To succeed in business without much money isn't easy. An entrepreneur needs to use a number of proven techniques that keep costs down and attract customers....
Keep Your Business Ideas Safe
Keep Your Business Ideas Safe
When you start your own business and become an entrepreneur, you need to keep your business ideas as safe as possible....
Qualities of an Entrepreneur
Qualities of an Entrepreneur
This article considers the main qualities of a business entrepreneur, and how these relate to starting and building a successful enterprise....
The Importance of Setting Goals and Changing Them
The Importance of Setting Goals and Changing Them
Goals help drive entrepreneurs forward. They are spurs to motivation and success, and provide time frames in which entrepreneurs can work. But goal setting also…...
Why I Might Need a Solicitor
Why I Might Need a Solicitor
A business entrepreneur can find a solicitor useful for advice about legal issues that include contracts, debt control, employment law and a lease agreement....
Why I Might Need an Accountant
Why I Might Need an Accountant
Entrepreneurs can benefit from the professional services of an experienced accountant for all business matters related to tax and HMRC....
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