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What business to start in 2016 - Startups.co.uk: Starting a business advice and business ideas

Do you dream of starting a business? You’re not alone. 25% of UK adults want to start a business in 2016, rising to 70% among those aged 25-34 as …

Branding Essentials: How To Come Up With The Best Name For Your Startup

In our series around the branding of your startup or small business, we already talked about how you can use lean startup principles for branding …

New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business

<i>The curtains have fallen on 2015; and a new and bright 2016 has showed up its face<br>But are you still stuck up in the last year, thinking what all you</i> …

Small business in the spotlight … HomeTouch

Jamie Wilson, a dementia physician, launched a digital service that allows older people to chose their own care workers<p>We are an online service that helps families find high quality, affordable care for their loved ones, or themselves in some cases – it’s the bread and butter, if you like, of …

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Six tips for bucking the small business failure rate

Starting a company is no walk in the park. Entrepreneurs and small business owners will tell you growing a business requires dedication, hard work and strategic planning to succeed. A recent Industry Canada study concluded that 30 per cent of small businesses won't survive longer than two years, …

3 Successful Work-at-Home Entrepreneurs Share 12 Tips for Building a Thriving Business From Home

97 percent of entrepreneurs love or like working from home.<p>Ninety-seven percent of entrepreneurs love or like working from home, according to MoneyTips.com's recent survey of 160 successful Americans who run their businesses from home. Most enjoy it so much that 54 percent of them would turn down …

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16 quick small business marketing tips from the experts

Need to give your small business marketing a boost? Read 16 quick marketing tips from the experts.<p>We love a quick business tip – a few words of …

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Ten YouTube tips for small businesses

Using YouTube is easy. Anyone with a digital camera or cellphone can record a video, create a YouTube channel and begin uploading. Getting noticed, however, is an entirely different story. Over 2 billion videos are viewed on YouTube each and every day and in such a vast ocean of content it's …

3 Tips for Building an Efficient Side Business

For many entrepreneurs, a side project can provide a healthy stream of cash to keep the real dream alive.<p>A side business can be helpful for a lot of reasons. For many entrepreneurs, a side project can provide a healthy stream of cash to keep the real dream alive.<p>As a founder, we all know the number …

The Must-Know Facebook Tips for Small Business Owners

The holiday season is coming upon us, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner. For small business owners, it’s a make-or-break …

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later.<p>Don’t let that happen …

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5 Marketing Tips to Help Your Small Business Grow

Running a small business can be hard and it can be even harder to get that small business up off the ground. A good idea for small business owners to have to help their business grow is to use marketing tips. These tips not only help the business but they can also help other aspects as well. …

12 Surprising Startup Tips From YouTube Stars

Sometimes you can meet your future business partners in the strangest places.<p>Joshua Keller and Nick Matzorkis met anonymously on <i>The Tyra Banks Show</i> in 2006, performing live together as "the world's first internet band." Their band, The ClipBandits, had become one of the early YouTube sensations. …

Richard Branson's Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business | Fox Business

I’m often asked how I got to where I am, and how the Virgin brand achieved all that it has. While there are no shortcuts to success, certain attitudes and actions can help. Here are my top 10 tips for doing business the Virgin way:<p><b>1. Follow your dreams.</b><p>You will live a much better life if you pursue …

Don't expect work-life balance if you want to be rich

It wasn't a common practice. On Saturdays and Sundays, hardly anyone was parked in his company's garage.<p>But, he writes, "I always noticed when I did my weekend overtime that every car in the garage was the most expensive, high-end, top-of-the-line vehicle there could be."<p>In "No One Ever Told Us …

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3 Tips on Building a Successful Social Enterprise

Passion for change is the first quality that all social enterprise founders start with before embarking on a journey to raise awareness, grow funding, solve problems and meet needs.<p>Passion for change is the first quality that all social enterprise founders start with before embarking on a journey …

Want to Make an Impact Through Social Enterprise? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Through social enterprise you can make an impact and a profit, a definite win-win and a major reason for its popularity as a business model. But while more entrepreneurs are incorporating social good into their business, the struggle that comes with balancing the management of a new company and …

Let's talk about social enterprise and women's empowerment

Social enterprise can foster gender equality and economic inclusion but it’s not a panacea for parity, says Christine Wilson, head of research and engagement for the society team, British Council<p>At the inaugural Women’s Forum of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – a conclave representing …

How To Analyze Your Audience In Google Analytics

Understanding your audience is pivotal to any business. No matter what industry you’re in or what your approach is to marketing and advertising, understanding your audience better will allow you to improve your practices and increase your customer loyalty and retention.<p>Today, thanks to readily …

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What is the Real Secret to Making Money from Your Blog? - Jeffbullas's Blog

When I started my blog it was all about eyeballs and traffic. That was my primary measure of success. But as this blog started as a hobby for fun …

7 Online Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Can't Market or Sell

Starting a business, but don't have a sales or marketing bone in your body? Don't worry. Just follow these 7 tips.<p>An entrepreneur can be successful without being a marketer or salesperson.<p>This might sound a bit odd. After all, an entrepreneur goes into business to sell something--to create a …

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You spend part—maybe all—of your day on social media, hopping from network to network, checking analytics, planning ahead, and performing the sundry tasks of a social media manager.<p>Would it help to know that you’re not alone with keeping such a …

13 Pieces of Startup Advice for the Class of 2014

Get a job, be crazy, and other pearls of wisdom from young entrepreneurs to the next generation.<p>As the class of 2014 graduates, many in it will look to start companies of their own (if they haven't already). We asked 14 YEC members to share their best tips for all of the ambitious grads who are …

Five young entrepreneurs share how they started their businesses

1. The chef<p><b>Lizzie Marie Likness, age 14</b><p>Lizzie is the creator of Lizzie Marie Cuisine. She creates and shares healthy recipes on a web series hosted by WebMD and is the recipient of a grant from DoSomething.org to teach healthy cooking classes in her community.<p>Growing up, I was surrounded by …

How to give a presentation: 10 tips to move your audience

Knowing how to deliver great pitches and presentations is an essential skill for entrepreneurs. Few people are naturals, but pitching – communicating what is important and compelling about your business – is an art and science that can be learned, practiced and refined. Your mission is to engage …

How to build a business community

Whatever challenges you face as a business owner, they can be eased with the help of a solid network of contacts. Taking the initiative to build a local network can help your business grow and the community to thrive.<p>Four years ago, business coach Ed Goodman moved to St Ives in Cambridgeshire with …

7 Lessons On Business And Success You Won’t Learn In School

Less than 3 years ago, frustrated by my lack of success, I made the decision to start reaching out to and learning from successful people.<p>There was …

3 Super Effective Ways to Start Your Business Pitch

Want to have a strong pitch? Learn how to relate to your audience from the start.<p>Pitching business ideas is becoming more of an art. Given how easy it is to get distracted, entrepreneurs must learn the best ways to captivate their audience from the start. To do this, there are some strategies that …

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From Dreaming to Succeeding, the 12 Phases of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Euphoric super fans tout entrepreneurship as the best thing since the iPhone. Others describe it as a never-ending slog of busywork. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. If you’re a new entrepreneur, or an aspiring one, read on to see …

Entrepreneurship

Landing Pages by Apple: How Apple Writes Their Copy

Question: Does it really matter what a company like Apple writes on its landing pages?<p>Seriously… would people have been less excited for the iOS 8 …

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