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Assertiveness in business

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Greater assertiveness in business can be the key to getting the best out of your people: increased sales, better customer service, higher productivity, happier staff. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Leadership

leadershipWhether you are the managing director or a shift leader, the way you lead is the single biggest success factor for everyone you work with. Leaders change things. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Business angels

business angelsFinance of £25,000 – £750,000 can be extremely difficult to obtain, with banks requiring security and venture capital firms often not interested. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Managing your time

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Learn to control your time, you can create a productive working environment for you and your staff. Fail to control it, you can spend your life in a depressing cycle. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Business Finance Guide 2016

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You need finance to back your growth plans. Our popular Business Finance Guide has been UPDATED. For any business to travel on a journey it needs at all points of that journey to be appropriately financed.

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Managing stress in the workplace

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Work related stress can affect employers as well as employees, which can lead to illness. It is also one of the major causes of absenteeism and loss of productivity at work. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Key performance indicators

sand chartRunning any business effectively requires good decision-making, which is based on good management information. Here’s a guide to KPIs and how they can help. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Selling a business

selling-a-businessOften the culmination of many years hard work, selling a business can be a hard, time consuming and emotional experience for a business owner. Get it right first time. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Key issues in running a business

key-issues-in-running-a-businessThe aim of this special briefing is to encourage the busy startup, or entrepreneur, to stand back for a moment, away from all immediate concerns. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Managing change

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The rhetoric for change includes words like growth, innovation, outsourcing, redundancy, relocation and diversification. But most changes are minor. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Teambuilding

teambuildingSmall businesses rely on teamwork, just as much as their bigger counterparts. When a small group starts working towards shared goals, it becomes a team. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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How to have effective board meetings

effective-board-meetingsThe way you run board meetings says much about how you run the company. Successful companies use board meetings to improve key strategies. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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Financing a growing business

The way a business is financed can have an important effect on profitability, especially when interest rates are likely to change. It may be possible to reduce interest payments on loans or overdrafts.

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Why write a business plan?

Decisions you take in the early years of your business can be the most difficult as well as the most important, particularly if you are a first-time entrepreneur. Make those crucial first steps  with confidence.

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The role of business guidance in startup success

role-of-business-guideance-in-startup-successWhat is the state of the UK Start-Up community in 2015 and how can business guidance play its part in 2016? Download our report for rich insight into how the state of the start-up industry is playing out right now and what can be done in 2016.

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Run a successful business guide

run-a-successful-businessOur Run a Successful Business Guide has now been updated for 2014. This report has all you need to know on setting up and running a business, from knowing the right questions to ask to getting the right answers.

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How do I monitor the progress of my business

Many businesses don’t have adequate systems for identifying the amounts of profit or loss generated by different products and services, or even by the business as a whole. But it is vital.

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Writing a business plan

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Potential start-ups can be daunted by the prospect of writing a business plan. But it is not a hard process and a good business plan can secure you financial support. Copyright © BHP Information Solutions Ltd.

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