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The seven most successful rejects that made it big

This infographic reveals that you can't always write off corporate rejects. Here's why rejection doesn't mean failure

Don't be a statistic. This infographic highlights ways to keep your business growing through the ages.

Will your business stand the test of time?

Infographic: 42 per cent of new businesses in the UK fail within five years. Here's what to avoid 

Notes and coins make up just 3.5% of money in the UK.

Are we closer to a cashless future?

Infographic: here's what the future of payments will look like

Career mapping and plans for progression may be tools for retaining talent at senior levels, irrespective of gender.

How to attract and retain women in senior roles

Quotas, positive discrimination or female-only sections may hinder the march towards equality in business, according to experts at the top of their industry

Government help: Can you take advantage of the schemes on offer?

What help can small businesses get from the government?

The government is often talking about how it wants to help small business: but the good news is there are practical ways it is offering its support to SMEs

Exit success: Paul Taberner

The mid-life quandary for entrepreneurs – and how to resolve it

Should you sell up now while the going is good or wait until retirement? Paul Taberner, Investment Director at Enterprise Ventures, suggests another option

Prime location: Just how important is your business address?

How to choose the right location for your new business

Semyon Dovzhik, founder of Company Address, explores the importance of business location and how to choose the right address for your company. Company Address is a leading provider of mail forwarding and virtual address services.

Fintech: Can you make your fortune in the young sector?

Why fintech is the way to go if you're considering a start-up

Fintech is blowing up and London is the sector's biggest hub: so how can you get involved and make hay while the sun shines?

Powering your sales with Creddy

This article, written in conjunction with Creddy, looks at the way the business can power sales

Jim Hart decided to solve a business problem by starting a new firm

Recruiting native speakers to help with export growth

Europlus Direct and Jim Hart's investment in native speaking salespeople has led to export success and growth of revenues to £8 million. It's a move which Hart believes is his best ever, and has also led to the founding of a company supplying recruitment and translation services.

Crowdcube has now been in operation and growing its brand since 2010

Hiring a smart PR agency

Luke Lang, co-founder and chief marketing officer of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, reveals why teaming up with a boutique PR agency is his best business decision to date.

Chris Barling: 'The philosophy of putting customers first is a winning strategy'

Sharing benefits from third party deals with customers

For Chris Barling, founder of e-commerce software supplier SellerDeck, making the call to be customer centric when it wasn't a fad term has worked in the long run.

Need for change: Renaud Clarke describes himself as a restless innovator

Embracing the future to lead the present

Renaud Clarke, managing director of digital marketing shop Atelier Studios, explains why the agency teamed up with data stalwart Simon Lawrence to produce a data-led digital creativity.

Lycamobile heads: L-R Subaskaran Allirajah (chairman) and Milind Kangle (CEO)

The importance of corporate social responsibility 

Subaskaran Allirajah, group chairman of Lycamobile, explains why corporate social responsibility has been pivotal in building a brand and customer trust.

Winds of change: Mark Blythe's passion for sailing led him to a new opportunity

Taking a successful product to a different sector

Mark Blythe, CEO of Lietcorp, describes how a chance encounter while re-fitting his boat led to an incredible business journey.

Father and daughter: Lucian and Michelle Gill used the pension pot for funding

Using a pension to fund the business after war upheaval 

When Michelle Gill decided to return to the UK to help run her father’s business, the last thing on her mind was their pensions. But, they proved to be a business saviour. 

Money matters: James Uffindell has put financials at the forefront of his new firm

Know your numbers: Bean counting makes your business stronger

While keeping a firm grasp of the company financials was never something he enjoyed, for James Uffindell, founder and CEO of Bounty Network, it is something he's learnt to take seriously.

Employee satisfaction: Kevin Taylor has experienced high staff churn rate

Providing 'duvet days' to increase staff retention

Treating staff like his own family has worked wonders for Kevin Taylor, CEO of online marketing services company Gravytrain.

Early moves: Eric Collins made improving employee attitudes a priority

Encouraging employee engagement to boost creativity

Eric Collins, managing director of Nampak Plastics, explains how his decision to concentrate on employee engagement has lead to greater innovation throughout the organisation, and why this has been instrumental in the company’s successes.

Changing fortunes: EDM Group now has LDC as a backer for acquisitions

Deciding to join a failing business

Having sold up and taken time away from the business world, Sam Ferguson, CEO of EDM Group, explains why taking charge of an under-performing company was a wise choice.

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