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Goldman Sachs offering free programme to help small businesses succeed

One of the world’s leading investment banks and one of the most highly regarded universities in the world are joining forces to help small businesses in the UK. The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford is working with the Goldman Sachs Foundation to deliver the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme. The The post Goldman Sachs offering free programme to help small businesses succeed appeared first on Small Business.

How to start a business in an unknown industry

Neil Hammerton, CEO and co-founder of Natterbox, shares six tips on how to start a business in an unknown field. The mentality of ‘sticking to what we know’ is encouraged by many successful founders and business owners, such as Lord Sugar urging aspiring entrepreneurs to stick to the fields they are familiar with. But is The post How to start a business in an unknown industry appeared first on Small Business.

The risks and opportunities in international trading

Trading internationally brings a lot of opportunities for a business yet it involves risk. In fact, if you do international trade, you expose your business to a higher risk compared to local businesses. There are a number of factors involved that can contribute and increase the level of risk for your business such as customs, The post The risks and opportunities in international trading appeared first on Small Business.

The importance of emotion and connection in business storytelling

A great speaker will skilfully hypnotise their audience as they whisk them off on a journey into a certain subject matter. It is only at specific points during the speaker’s performance, when they choose to, do they bring the audience back towards the key learnings that the individual can take away from the speech. The The post The importance of emotion and connection in business storytelling appeared first on Small Business.

How to make the transition from freelancer to small business

Freelancers are driven by many of the same motives as entrepreneurs. You want to be your own boss, do things your way and take control of your own destiny. The big difference is that as a freelancer, there is a limit to how much you can grow your client base, with only so many hours The post How to make the transition from freelancer to small business appeared first on Small Business.

Young entrepreneurs: overcoming key challenges in starting your business

Young entrepreneurs are full of ideas – but they face a range of obstacles in starting their business. We talk to Innovate UK‘s executive chair, Ian Campbell, about today’s youth innovators and how other young people can achieve their goal of running a business. The entrepreneurial ambition of young people The aspiration of young people to The post Young entrepreneurs: overcoming key challenges in starting your business appeared first on Small Business.

Going into business with a friend: tips for best practice

Going into business with a friend is often fun and rewarding, but it can have its challenges. Rather than tell you how to handle it, we thought it would be better to ask those that have been there themselves. Polly Marsh, co-founder of Cuddledry Ten years ago, university friends Polly Marsh and Helen Wooldridge, co-founders The post Going into business with a friend: tips for best practice appeared first on Small Business.

The seven-point checklist for setting up a business

When you’re in the process of setting up a business, there are one hundred and one things to think about. Having a comprehensive business plan in place can help you to visualise the path to success. Splitting this plan into smaller steps can make the process easier and less daunting to tackle. This seven-point checklist The post The seven-point checklist for setting up a business appeared first on Small Business.

Landlord tax relief changes: Why property owners should consider a limited company

Whether you’re planning a nest egg for the future or an existing landlord with a healthy portfolio, it’s likely you’ll have heard of the most recent changes to residential landlord tax relief. Put simply, the government declared that from April 2017, the level of income tax relief obtainable for landlords had been restricted to the The post Landlord tax relief changes: Why property owners should consider a limited company appeared first on Small Business.

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