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Budgeting

Budgeting sets out your financial expectations for the business. While it’s not possible to know exactly what the future holds, budgeting reduces the level of uncertainty and helps you anticipate problems.

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Writing a business plan

Your business plan outlines your business strategy and what you need to do to achieve your goals. It helps you think through your options, identifying the best opportunities and how to make the most of them. You can also use your business plan to help convince banks, investors and other key contacts to support you.

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How can your small business help to wage war on plastic?

Record-breaking yachtswoman, Dame Ellen MacArthur, describes the level of plastic in the world’s seas as “shocking”, “horrendous” and “getting worse not better”. Some 8.3bn tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the world’s seas each year, which scientists describe as “an uncontrolled experiment on a global scale”.

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Overcoming self-doubt: Q&A with Richard Reid of Pinnacle Wellbeing Services

Richard Reid is the CEO, head of clinical services and senior executive coach at Pinnacle Wellbeing Services, a “psychological specialist in personal and business transformation” and “leading provider of science-based consultancy, training, coaching and therapy.”

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Using personal development plans - checklist

Setting clear objectives and supporting learning in the workplace is a valuable investment in your employees. Here are our hints on setting up a plan for staff development.

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Teambuilding

Successful teamworking gets results in all areas - including sales, IT, problem solving and managing new projects. People work more productively and their motivation and loyalty to your business are also increased.

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Designing your website

Good design is vital for creating a website that is attractive and easy to use. You can design your website yourself, customising ready-made templates, or using software that simplifies the process. Alternatively, you can hire a web design agency to do it for you.

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Market innovative products and services

Marketing any product or service is vital to its success, highlighting the benefits of your product or service to existing and potential customers.

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Creating an effective social media profile - checklist

Social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn offer a chance for small businesses to connect with customers. Your profile is often the first thing new contacts see, so it has to work hard.

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