The heart of the community: Charlotte's Group

From a very young age, Alex Wrethman was drawn to the hospitality sector, fascinated by the communities that thrive around the restaurants, cafes and bistros that unite them. Now Wrethman owns a chain of eateries, each with its own personality, style, and patron community

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Never stop learning: Active Digital

At a time when pay-as-you-go and disposable phones were all the rage, Jo Wimble-Groves realised that a one-size-fits-all approach would undercut a huge chunk of business technology users. In 1996, she set up Active Digital to provide businesses with the mobile technology they actually need, and since then, has worked with clients as varied as GB Taekwondo and Iron Maiden

Advantages of the casino over investing

If you choose your game wisely then the casino could offer better returns and a safer long term investment strategy than the stock exchange.

How an increase of people taking part in bingo has affected the economy

The British gambling industry continues to contribute over £2.3 billion a year towards the United Kingdom's GDP.

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Going global? You need a worldwide web manager

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Successfully maintain barriers to entry to slow the competition down, if not keeping them out entirely.

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Growth is one thing, but how do you get profitable?

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Four reasons why your property business needs social media

Social media is the best cost-effective way to market your business and reach new audiences. But do you know which networks to use to grow your property business?

A rested entrepreneur is a productive entrepreneur.

A rested entrepreneur is a productive entrepreneur.

Boost productivity with the 'Perfect Day' formula 

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Britain is seeing a boom in entrepreneurs

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Brits turning to entrepreneurship to escape bad working past

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How growing technology companies can grab investors’ attention 

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Going it alone: How to start your very own business 

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Beyond finance: creative MBAs that can lead to entrepreneurial success

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Body language: Are you conveying the right message?

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Invoice factoring is a commonly used but often misunderstood type of business finance — what is factoring, and how does it work? Funding Options CEO Conrad Ford explains

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Is there a need for a Pokémon policy?

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