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Startup Graveyard: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Following on from my update on LinkedIn about Startup Graveyard recently, I was reading about Exec, a house cleaning service that users could book from their iPhone or the web (it was closed then bought by Handy for $10 million). This next content about Exec is taken from Startup Graveyard. ********************************************************************** EXEC -Raised $3.3 million in 1

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Winning Business & Preferred Supplier Lists workshop

Is your creative or digital company starting to think about winning larger accounts or pitching for business from multinationals or the Public Sector? How do you get on those Preferred Supplier Lists? This session will help you understand what makes a ‘winning’ business and help you find the right strategy for success, including: The Drivers

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Infographic: 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Your Business Plan

When you start a business, there are 1,001 things on your to-do list. At this point, you’re not quite sure if you’re good at multitasking, or bad at concentrating… So where does making a business plan come on your to-do list? If the answer is ‘somewhere near the bottom’, then making it a priority is

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Meet the Staff with Joy Stafford

If you’ve been following our ‘Meet the Staff’ series, you will have so far been introduced to some of our Business Advisors, our Project Assistant, Administration Assistant and Operations Manager. This week we’d like to make your acquaintance with our Client Services Assistant Joy Stafford, we grabbed a few minutes with her to find out

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Calling Edinburgh Entrepreneurs! FREE Start-Up Sprint Sessions

Those that we help start their own business often tell us they wish they’d started sooner. So, why didn’t they? Answer: A lack of time and confidence. Many people that come to us for a start-up loan or advice have a full-time job and/or no entrepreneurial experience, so they are time-short and want to build

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Why is Professional Photography Important to Your Business?

One of the most vital things to remember for your new business is that no matter how well you present yourself and you products, without some really good PR no one will notice your new brand; it’s no good having a great website and products if no one is looking at it. There are many

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Finance Camp – Business Finance Made Simple

It’s a scientifically proven fact that we get anxious when faced with too much choice. Apply that anxiety to finances and the issue only gets worse. Here are some of the finance options available to you if you’re thinking of starting a business: Your personal savings Your friends and family Bank loan Government Start-Up Loans

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Newcastle Startup Week – Have you got your ticket?

For those that have started their own business, time really is money. You’ve probably even mastered the art of limiting your fluid intake so that you can stay at your desk longer. So why do we keep suggesting you take a few hours or even a day or two away from your desk to attend

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One Year On with Pork Store

With a name like Pork Store, this is a catering company you’ll not forget in a hurry. A unique catering company based in the North East of England, Pork Store are available to cater for weddings, festivals, private parties, corporate events and even kitchen take-overs. We chatted with owner Owain Jenkins to find out how

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Growth Hub Live Event: Accessing Finance

Each new business faces its own unique challenges, so the organisers behind Finance Camp North East have set up an event that welcomes those starting up their own business to get the advice they need – from finance to branding and everything in-between. Growth Hub Live: Accessing Finance is a drop-in session where businesses can

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