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How to grow your business nationwide

Now that everyone’s firmly back up and running after the Christmas break, it’s likely that you’re looking ahead to the New Year and feeling ambitious about what lies ahead. If you spent last year building your business or if you’re still in the process of doing so, it may be that you want to push…

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Number of people setting up small businesses grows over past year

A boom in entrepreneurial spirit over the last year has been recognised in new research as the number of people setting up their own business has grown by 24 per cent. In the study by Freelancer.co.uk which surveyed over 300,000 businesses, the growth can be seen across the country as people in the North are…

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SMEs are leading the UK’s way to business recovery

UK roofers, builders, hauliers and security contractors are leading the nation’s economic recovery with cross-sector growth in 2013, according to recent research. In the research, carried out by leading finance provider Bibby Financial Services, 4000 of the UK’s small businesses were surveyed, showing that performance in manufacturing, construction, transport, wholesale and business services has increased.…

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Small businesses are happy and positive about the months ahead

Ninety three percent of small businesses in the UK are ‘quite’ or ‘very’ happy despite the current economic climate, according to the American Express Small Business Barometer. Citing motivations such as ‘being the master of my own destiny’, ‘doing something I like or believe in’ and ‘reaping the financial benefits of my own efforts’, small…

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The ‘Lost Art’ Of Customer Loyalty

Small business owners are being reminded of the importance of friendly customer service to ensure customer loyalty and business growth, as a new report has found that many SMEs are overlooking this. The report, published by Barclays, found that a smile and a friendly hello is the most common reason why consumers feel loyal to…

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How giving your company a national presence is key to building trust

  Small businesses have been choosing to use non-geographic numbers for years as it gives them a nationwide presence. But how, and why, does using a non-geographic number help you gain the trust of your customers? So you’re a start-up business based in a small town and you believe your location is hindering your business’…

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