personal crisis
When you work for yourself, you don't have the luxury of an employer who steps in to cover for you or to take up some of the slack. So what do you when a personal crisis arises? Phil Astley shares some tips to help you get through the worst patch, and helps you and your business to come out the better for it.

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If you thought resilience in business was all about bouncing back, Eileen McDargh challenges you to think again. She explains why resilience means more than that, and why it's important for you, and your business, to embrace it if you want to succeed in today's world.

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SEO for 2017
Ashley Bryan

Now that 2016 is over and 2017 is here, it’s a great time to look back at the previous year for SEO lessons that can be applied this year to help improve our SEO strategies.

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Planning a website with your Web Designer
Thinking about updating your existing website or getting a new website for your business? There are certain questions you should ask when considering which website designer you want to work with. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it does include some key topics that should be discussed before work begins.

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Testimonials are a great marketing tool, but often not used as effectively as they could be. Hannah Samuel has some tips to help you get the most from the good things clients say about you.

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Cutting costs
Understanding costing is vital if you want your business to grow. Sue Hirst says many small and home business owners are working hard without seeing the results, and she has some tips to help you make your business more profitable.

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Shooting for the stars
Without an ongoing course of action, we start running aimlessly, followed by walking aimlessly. Phil Astley explains why running a business is like science, and how you can be more sure of reaching your goals.

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Ashley Bryan

As a business grows, quite a number of changes have to be made to position it strategically in the marketplace. And because most of us aren’t as receptive to change as we think we are, this can cause quite a bit of a problem. That’s because when not managed properly, change will result in disgruntled employees, low employee morale and reduced productivity.

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2017 is not filled with promise because a new year has evolved. It is filled with promise because we have evolved. Sandy Geyer explains how we learn from past experience to shift our focus - and how that really can make this year different.

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What makes one business more successful than another?
This week, I saw three business owners. Two just wanted to see me because they needed new ideas on what to do next. One hired me on the spot. What are the differences between these three businesses?

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