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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Drive and confidence are two things that are needed to take the plunge and start your own business. That is the findings of a new study commissioned by self storage provider Space Station. They found four out of five Brits have the confidence and drive to start up their own business, but financial risks (54 per cent) and fear of failure (40 per cent) …

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How to sell a business

The time has come to sell your business; you’ve built up a successful business and now you feel it is time to move on. Whether you are looking for the capital for another investment or just want to retire or move on to something completely new, this article will help guide you through the steps you need to take and hopefully answer any questions …

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Trust in your Team: Achieve Great Things

A report by Reward Gateway has found that more than 50 per cent of employees would rather work for a company where they received recognition than over a higher salary job where they didn’t get any recognition. This reflects that it is very important in the workplace to feel not only part of the team but that your hard work is not only appreciated …

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Stockport: Not Just a Place for Business

A long time ago this former mill town was born, and as time passed it grew. Mills and canals were produced as the industrial revolution began and the famous viaduct was built during the Victorian era and this gentle town on the outskirts of Manchester came to pass. Shadowed by the Pennines and a short train journey from the Peak District in all its …

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Business: A Metaphor for Life?

A wise man once said life moves in cycles. Put quite simple life is very much a series of peaks and valleys. When you’re soaring high you don’t think about the times when you were firmly on the ground. But perhaps that isn’t such a bad thing, in life or in business. The most important lesson is to never give up and value you …

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City Centre Growing Fast

A new report has showed that Manchester city centre is the fastest growing centre in the country, with office blocks, hotels, and professional and student accommodation all currently being undertaken. This may not be a surprise to anyone that works or lives in the centre as you only need to look up to see cranes lining the skyline. But the bigger picture is more …

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Living the Dream: Selling Businesses

New research has showed that the amount of money people make may not be the be all and end all to having the perfect job. Research by recruitment specialist Robert Half UK have found that being happy, having an interesting job and having friends at work is important as well. This may not be that surprising because a lot of people spend more time …

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Innovation in Selling Businesses

More and more companies are turning to communication training to encourage creativity and innovation in business. Some leading businesses are even using dramatic techniques such as improvisation and play usually reserved for a theatrical setting to see if it can develop innovation and productivity in a business setting. But could we all take note of what goes on in a rehearsal room to help …

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Selling Businesses: Taxi to Success

New York has Little Italy now it seems Manchester has Little Venice. But I am not talking about gondolas, I’m talking about Waxis. First introduced last year this water taxi route was being used to connect Sale and Old Trafford with the city centre using the Bridgewater Canal. But now a new service has been launched between MediaCityUK and Spinningfields. This is seen as …

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Selling Businesses: The Future

Technology is slowly but surely infiltrating every aspect of our lives. The smart phone and tablet are gradually changing the way we think, feel and of course the way we do business. The development of Artificial Intelligence is already being researched by many of the leading technology companies. This research could change everything from automation to collaborative systems in the future. But will this …

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