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Workplace pensions: what you must know about auto enrolment

The law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new duties, including putting those who meet certain criteria into a workplace pension scheme and contributing towards it.

It’s called automatic enrolment because it’s automatic for your staff; they don’t have to do anything to be enrolled into your pension scheme.

The Pension Regulator provides a step-by-step guide to automatic enrolment.

As an employer, you will have a date by which you need to comply with …

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The 3 most important marketing strategies for entrepreneurs

Richard Branson – Virgin Start UP

Read this interesting article by Robert Cialdini and Steve J. Martin are leading influence experts and authors of The Small BIG – a book that ingeniously explores influence and how you can use small changes to grow your business.

This is brought to you be Richard Branson’s Virgin Start Up a not for profit company for entrepreneurs.

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How UK businesses can engage with Chinese consumers

Nadezhda Robinson, marketing director at Wei-UK Consulting, a luxury PR and marketing agency which helps brands understand Chinese consumers, shares her top tips on how British businesses can successfully engage the Chinese market.

1. Look closer to home 

With Chinese tourists spending a record $164.8bn (£107bn) overseas last year, there is a clear opportunity for British firms. However, though there is a lot of business to be done with Chinese travellers, there is a large affluent student and young professional Chinese community in …

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Business Insurance for Beginners

When you’re starting a business, it can be hard to know what insurance you need. To help, Simply Business have put together a quick and easy guide of the main types of business insurance that are available. This blog will help you get to grips with the options and make sure your business is covered if anything goes wrong.

Public Liability Insurance

What it is: Public liability insurance covers legal costs and compensation payments claimed by a third party for an injury they …

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Recruiting for SME’s with Linkedin

Are you a small business looking to expand by attracting the right talent, but not sure where to begin? LinkedIn provides small businesses to access a wealth of talent as well as opportunities to promote your business brand to a wider audience. Read the full guide here. (this is a PDF file)

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7 Tips For Young Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

7 Tips For Young Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

Starting a business can seem pretty daunting to anyone the first time round. But when you’re a young entrepreneur it can often feel like you’re presented with an additional set of challenges beyond what your older counterparts have to contend with.

We often hear from young entrepreneurs who are worried that they won’t be taken seriously, or those that think they lack the relevant years of experience to aid them in starting a business …

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How to Write a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is a vital first step when starting a business, in order to set out your proposition, your market, customers and competitors.  The business planning process will give you a feel for the various elements that will determine your success, from cash flow, to sales forecasting to your personnel structure. A good business plan will let you structure your finances efficiently, show potential investors the strength of your business, and focus your efforts on developing your business. A business plan isn’t written …

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