10 online tools and apps that will make doing business super simple

There are so many apps and tools out there claiming that they can help increase efficiency, productivity and so on, it’s a chore in itself sifting through them all. Well sift no more, we’ve compiled 10 (well actually 11) of our favourites that will help you do beautiful business, simply. Continue reading 10 online tools and apps that will make doing business super simple

MadeSimple’s Top-20 Female Entrepreneurs

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We thought we’d give Mother’s Day a ‘business spin’ by celebrating our favourite 20 female entrepreneurs. These women are all behind successful businesses that should inspire any startup. Let’s take a look, and don’t forget to share your favourites at the end. In no particular order: Continue reading MadeSimple’s Top-20 Female Entrepreneurs

Immigration clamp downs could harm startups… and more

Immigration clamp downs harm startups.. and more

Talent – something all small businesses need access to in order to grow. Simply put you may need to hire specialists – whether this be business development, digital marketing or web optimisation – at some point a small business will need to employ staff with a particular skill set. You might even need to look overseas to source this talent, indeed it might not be a bad idea to give your office a bit of an international flavour. So the news this week that several leading entrepreneurs have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister regarding his immigration clampdown stance,  emphasising the damage it might do to startups,  may well come as unwelcome news to many small business owners who source a lot of talent from overseas.
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Invoice finance to be freed up… and more

The Week in Startups

In this weeks column a couple of key announcements have been made which are sure to be very significant for startups. One of the most mentioned topics in this column has been the reprehensible late payments culture that has become almost commonplace in the UK today. However, this week has seen a new measure introduced which will certainly help combat this terrible status-quo. Continue reading Invoice finance to be freed up… and more

Startup Story: Richard Sumner, Spreadsheet Solutions

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Today we’re bringing you our conversation with Richard Sumner – founder of Spreadsheet Solutions. Richard started his business to help companies promote productivity and solve problems with organisation and precision.

Entrepreneur: Richard Sumner
Business: Spreadsheet Solutions
Founded: 2013

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Startup Story: Abidemi Sanusi, Ready Writer

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Welcome to the latest edition of the blog series that focuses on entrepreneurs with great startup stories. This week we’re talking to Abidemi Sanusi who sat down with us to discuss Ready Writer – her content writing and training venture created to help businesses grow.

Entrepreneur: Abidemi Sanusi
Business: Ready Writer Ltd
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Startup Story: Hayley Paige, Notebook Publishing

Welcome to our latest Startup Story. Today sees us chat with Hayley Paige about her experiences in starting up Notebook Publishing, a service that helps ‘writers across the globe to achieve their dreams of book publication and writing success’.

Entrepreneur: Hayley Paige
Business: Notebook Publishing
Founded: 2013
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Startup Story: Fiona Cuthbertson, Keystone Consulting

Continuing with our blog series on some of our own startup stars, we’re glad to present to you our conversation with Fiona Cuthbertson of Keystone Consulting. Fiona started her venture to give businesses of all shapes and sizes opportunities on the political landscape.

Entrepreneur: Fiona Cuthbertson
Business: Keystone Consulting
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