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The Knowledge Centre is HSBC’s online magazine and information centre for small businesses with ambitions to grow. The site offers inspirational profiles, expert insights and more, backed up by a comprehensive range of briefings, checklists and other resources to help launch, run and develop your business More...


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Mastermind groups

Many organisations run “mastermind” peer support groups for small-business owners. Alex Butler, founder of Kindred HQ, explains what they are and how they can help you meet your business challenges.

Being a treasurer

An effective treasurer is a vital part of running a community organisation. But taking on the role is a significant responsibility, with even the smallest organisations facing financial red tape

Finance your community organisation

Financing is a priority for almost every community organisation. The more money you can raise, the more you can achieve - but competition is fierce for the limited amounts of

Running a community organisation

Successful community organisations across the country deliver important services to their communities year-round. Being involved in contributing to your community can be a very rewarding experience. The challenges involved in

Decide if running a business is for you

Starting and running your own business is one of the most exciting choices anyone can make. Millions have done so successfully and found it an exhilarating and rewarding challenge. However,