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Why Working with Local Charities Could Help your Business Succeed

Why Working with Local Charities Could Help your Business Succeed

It’s a good time to be starting a business. The economy is strengthening, the market is buoyant and banks are back in a lending mood. Bank of England figures show a net rise of £235m in lending to small and mid-sized enterprises in June. The extant mood might be positive, or even cautiously optimistic, yet starting and running a small business still requires a great deal of time and effort. It can be difficult to know where that time and effort is best spent in order to develop the partnerships that can do so much for the growth of a business. Building your business’ network In my experience of starting up and running a business, founding Holiday Rentals in 1996 and Localgiving in 2008, it can be very difficult to justify time spent away from the computer forming these partnerships –... »

The Building Blocks of Better Business

A day of webinars designed to take your enterprise to the next level. Chat date: 20th June Chat times: 10am – 1pm As the owner of a small or home-based business you’ll no doubt be working around a hectic schedule with little time for researching and implementing better working practice. With this in mind we are hosting a day of webinars that will tell you all you need to know about maximising your productivity and improving your bottom line. The webinars provided by BT Business are part of a ‘Better Business’ series and cover a range of topics including ‘Controlling your business costs,’ ‘The benefits of working from home,’ ‘The benefits of VoIP technology’ and ‘Collaborating on the Web.’ Whether you already have your ... »

Better Business for Female Entrepreneurs

Small Business Week 2007 The final day of Small Business Week 2007 focuses on the role of the female entrepreneur in the web seminar Better Business… for Female Entrepreneurs. With around 620,000 small business run by women in the UK and an estimated combined turnover of around £130 billion annually, this is the fastest-growing channel of the UK SME sector. This final day of the week sees Maxine Benson, co-founder of everywoman, "the business resource for female entrepreneurs and women business owners", Beatriz Butsana-Sita, director at BT Business and Julie White, owner of Truly Madly Baby, discuss the success of the female entrepreneur in UK business today. »

Better Business with the Right Technology

Small Business Week 2007 There’s been a lot of news recently on the use of technology to empower small business, especially in the field of remote worker & mobile communications. And seeing as it’s Small Business Week this week, today kicks off with the first of the Better Business Web seminars, "Better Business… with the right technology, first time round" This web seminar looks at the importance of technology and finance when first starting a business and the discussion involves Bill Murphy, manager director of BT Business, Matthew Smith, director for business development at the Royal Bank of Scotland and Dr. Mah Hussain-Gambles, owner and founder of Saaf Skin Care. The webinar will look at the challenges that small businesses face and how they can compete... »