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Set up and maintain your books

Keeping accurate financial records is a legal requirement that enables the production of end-of-year accounts and tax returns. Well-organised, up-to-date and accurate financial records are essential for sales and cash flow analysis, credit management and stock control.

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Direct mail and email marketing

Direct mail and email can allow you to successfully reach large numbers of potential customers cost effectively. Email offers immediacy and is low cost, while well-designed direct mail can really stand out.

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Choosing the best keywords for your website - checklist

Keywords are the words and phrases that people type into search engines to find the product, service or information they're looking for. Using the right ones can ensure your website is listed as near as possible to the top of relevant search results. Here's how to choose the right keywords.

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5 lessons in the craft of growth

Ever since its first day of trading in 2011, Magic Rock Brewing’s craft beers have enjoyed high demand. With the business poised for mainstream success, founder Richard Burhouse reflects on the milestones in the company’s rapid growth.

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5 top growth tips

Magic Rock Brewing’s distinctive beers were in high demand from the company’s humble beginnings in a Huddersfield outbuilding. Eight years on, the company produces 2.7 million pints a year and has supermarket deals in its sights. Its founder reflects on the early factors in its success.

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Partners for prosperity

Once, businesses consumed what universities produced. Now the roles are blurring – and the boundaries must be eroded further, argues Joe Marshall of the National Centre for Universities and Business.

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5 top tips to protect your IP

Intellectual property isn’t just a concern for inventors. Safeguarding your brand and products is critical – not least for firms seeking markets beyond the EU after Brexit.

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Brands hunt the right faces for fresh markets

Will German kebabs, Arabian coffee and a French wine store be a hit with UK consumers? Only if brands can find the right franchisees to help them bridge the culture gap.

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Championing the next franchise generation

A new breed of franchise operators is emerging in the UK – and many have ambitions that go beyond running a single outlet.

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Franchising: the £17bn secret

For brands, it’s a handy ‘third way’ to expand. For budding businesspeople, it’s a relatively low-risk option. So why does franchising still lurk under the radar?

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What is the best way to train my team for cybersecurity?

People are your company’s strongest asset. So how do you make sure they’re not also your weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity? Ultimately it comes down to training and communication.

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How Alpkit keeps its team ahead of the game

Outdoor gear specialists Alpkit plan to take on 40 people over the next three years. A bold move in uncertain times? Not according to chief executive David Hanney, whose enthusiasm for the company is just one of the ingredients that helps them recruit and retain talent.

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