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The Big Venture Challenge: Apply Now!

Are you running a business with a social benefit of have plans to do so? Are you looking for funding and expertise? Are you ready to scale up quickly? If so we may be able to help –  enter the Big Venture Challenge… This is a competition looking to find the 25 most ambitious social entrepreneurs in England. We are looking for exceptional people with radical ideas – think the next Big Issue – who have got what it takes to deliver social impact at scale.   Winners will each get …

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Customer service and the three R’s: Respect; Relationship; Repeat Customers

When I started Rentabuggy back in 2008 I had a Unique Selling Point (USP) as I was the only company offering the services I offered. No other business still out there today that I am aware of offers higher end pushchairs on a monthly basis, so I am lucky to say this still remains my USP. In January 2009, I added the Holiday Rental service as an extra line to the business. I knew with this extra service I had added that in time competitors would come along as it …

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Your business & you: pushing past the toddler years

Starting your own business is one of the most exciting and nerve racking things to do. Deciding to take the plunge and own a business based on what could be your passion, your hobby and possibly your business skills takes a lot of courage, determination and the acceptance of continuous hard work. This article is about what happens in the years after you’ve chosen the type of business you want to have; the market you want to be in and any other tax or legal issues. If you have not …

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Why You Need to Know About Your Competitors As Well As Your Customers

online research

You may not think your competitors will happily help you sell more but there are many ways they will tell you what you need to know about your market.  There is a huge volume of data available online that allows you to find out what they are doing and get a good idea of what offers and approaches are effective. Though you probably already

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Win a New Macbook Pro by using Twitter!!

Do you go green with envy every time your friends bring out their slinky Mac books to show off to everyone?  Do you need one for your business, but can’t factor it into the cashflow just yet?  Then this news flash is for you!  To celebrate 10 years of business, Moonfruit are giving away TEN brand new Macbook Pro’s, one a day for ten days! To enter this fabulous competition simply include the ‘#moonfruit’ tag in ANY tweet on Twitter.  You can be as creative as you like with the message; it can …

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The Pitch: UK Small Business Competition

The Pitch, organized by leading B2B publisher Sift Media, gives entrants the chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of industry experts. The winner will receive a mouth watering £50,000 in services and goods and coverage from Sift Media’s network of 10 websites, automatically gaining them an audience of 250,000 professionals. The competition is open to those with businesses in the UK that have been trading for three years or less and employ no more than 20 members of staff, as well as those who are not currently trading …

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BT steps up during tough times and offers a £10,000 grant to one lucky business

Small business offered a financial boost Win a £10,000 start-up grant from BT Business To celebrate Small Business Week 2008, BT Business is looking to help one budding entrepreneur take their business to the next level with a £10,000 business grant. A panel of judges, including the managing director of BT Business, Bill Murphy, will select a winner who in their view not only has a brilliant, innovative and unique business idea, but who also demonstrates the pioneering qualities needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. Bill Murphy said: “The entrepreneurial …

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Keeping ahead of the competition

What would you do if you’ve been operating in a market without a competitor, and then one appears? Do you ignore it, suggest tie-ups, share expertise, or wage all out war? Competition is healthy First off, take the view that ‘competition is healthy’…two companies can make more noise than one and having a competitor may even expand the size of your market, bringing in more business for you. A fine start: But how do you respond to the new kid on the block? Make love, not war Think if there’s …

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