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How to minimise your business costs

Areas where your business may be able to cut costs and free up working capital When it comes to overheads such as premises, utilities and other costs, what once may

Managing stress in small businesses

Stress is now the UK’s single biggest cause of sickness, affecting one in five workers, according to the Health & Safety Executive and small firms are not immune from its

Marian Gazdik, Startup Grind European Director

With members in 85 countries, Startup Grind is a “global community that aims to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs with founders/CEOs, innovators, educators and investors.” Its European director explains how

The benefits of networking

Successful networking can bring a range of business benefits, but there are pitfalls to avoid. WeAreTheCity founder Vanessa Vallely shares her insight into how to get the most out of

UK small firms lead the way on exports

As the UK trade gap narrows, new research shows that small businesses are taking advantage of export opportunities. The latest FedEx SMEs Export Report finds that more than 63% of