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Business advice: Lord Sugar is the top name in UK enterprise

Business advice: Lord Sugar is the top name in UK enterprise

Renowned businessperson Lord Alan Sugar has been providing his tips for entrepreneurs, via business data site Company Check. Here, Alastair Campbell, founder of Company Check, explores what Sugar’s advice means for businesses.

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Some smaller companies shy away from mentoring schemes because of the investment required in both time and resources: but can that initial outlay be returned with interest if done right?

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Starting a business is one of the hardest things to do, especially with no experience: so can getting an experienced ally on board make the difference?

Working smart: Five ways to keep your staff loyal

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Staff turnover can be a real problem for SMEs if it gets out of hand: so here are five ways to ensure your staff stick around for at least a little longer, in association with Cartridge Save 

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With a very public dressing down for two senior staff members and poor results, Jose Mourinho's management has been called into question: so here's how to ensure yours isn't

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The ‘trade’-off between university and an apprenticeship for hopeful entepreneurs

Plumbing new heights: Can learning a trade be more lucrative than a degree for prospective entrepreneurs?

The debate around the best academic and professional route to forming your own business continues to rumble on – here Lewis Howard makes the case for apprenticeships

Are 'home-grown entrepreneurs' the key to business success?

With money still tight, can creating employees with an entrepreneurial spark make the difference in a tough marketplace?

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Winning mentality: Can an elite sporting mentality translate to business?

The gladiatorial arena of Wimbledon is where champions are made every year: so what can entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from the mindset that drives them to victory?

Capturing the talent that can monetise big data

By now everyone understands that big data can transform your business but precious few know how to do it: so how can you make sure those invaluable individuals are on your side?

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