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Struggling businesses and SMEs being denied access to CBILs: cbm’s response

Banks have been under fire in recent days, with SMEs reporting that they have been denied access to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans (CBILs).

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Simple Steps Small Businesses Can Take To Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Running a profitable business is difficult but being profitable as well as being carbon accountable is even trickier.

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Four Steps To Calculate The Size of Your Target Market

Knowing your customer base is essential, meaning a pivotal starting point with your new business should be to size up your market to find out how many customers you have the potential to sell to.

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Seven Considerations For Starting Up A Retail Business

Retailing is one of the biggest and fastest-growing sectors and is a major contributor to the UK economy. There are around three million people currently employed in retail in the UK.

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What Are The Cyber Security Risks For Small Businesses?

Cyber-criminals are constantly scaling up their efforts and have discovered that small businesses are easy pickings for stealing data. Small businesses are easier to hack than big corporations and they’re often connected to larger supply chains.

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Writing a business plan for a café or coffee shop

Coffee is always a high-demand product, and while some big coffee brands are expanding rapidly, customers are often enticed by an independent. For this reason, many entrepreneurs consider starting up a café or coffee shop.

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The Most Common Mistakes SME Owners Make and How To Avoid Them

Around 60% of small businesses fail within the first five years, so it is worth finding out the key mistakes business owners often make, and how to avoid them.

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A Guide To Becoming A Contractor

Have you ever thought about leaving your full-time job to become a contractor? There are some real benefits to becoming a contractor, however it is not a decision to be taken lightly.

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Creating A Wedding Planner Business Plan

Starting up as a wedding planner is an exciting prospect for many. Your job will be to help couples organise the wedding day of their dreams, which means a large skillset will be needed to facilitate this.

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Creating an Effective Employee Induction Process

Creating, setting up and putting an employee induction process into practise is a challenging task if you want to integrate new staff into the business effectively.

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