Starting a livery yard

Running a livery yard requires a broad range of knowledge, experience and confidence. The bond between horse and human can be very strong, and most horse owners expect the very best. Being professional at all times is essential; you’ll also need sound business sense in order to make the business profitable and grow successfully.
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An SME guide to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Traditional marketing tools have evolved. Small business owners now have a huge number of choices when it comes to raising their firm’s profile, from local adverts, flyers and brochures, to online searches, reviews sites and social media. Sham Hussein, Marketing Executive for Yell in the UK, explains how SMEs can maximise their opportunities online...
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Q&A: Gillian Crawford - Tartan Twist

From journalism to creating and selling designer jewellery is an unusual career change but one that entrepreneur Gillian Crawford had made successfully. She tells inspiresme.co.uk about how the Devil is in the detail when it comes to running your own business.
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Case study: Every saved penny counts for businesses says SMEDiscounts

Former chartered accountant Andries Smit has always had an eye for a good business model. He started his first business age 14 and has since started 15 more, in sectors as broad as retail, consultancy, training, property, accountancy, investing and ecommerce.
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Do you have a favourite quote about business?

Listen to a diverse range of successful small businesses let you know what quotes have inspired them to aim higher and work harder.
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Starting a livery yard

Running a livery yard requires a broad range of knowledge, experience and confidence. The bond between horse and human can be very strong, and most horse owners expect the very best. Being professional at all times is essential; you’ll also need sound business sense in order to make the business profitable and grow successfully.

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How to find your tone of voice online

Defining and developing a consistent and distinctive tone of voice can work wonders for your business online, says Dan Fielder, head of content at Sticky Content, a digital copywriting agency based in London.

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Q&A: Clive Lewis - ICAEW

Clive is Head of Enterprise at ICAEW and both an ICAEW chartered accountant and associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Clive started his career at a small firm of chartered accountants based in Cardiff; after 20 years in a variety of business finance roles he joined the ICAEW, where he has worked for 18 years.

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Q&A: Jeremy Jaffé - What on Earth

Jeremy Jaffé, co-founder and director of What on Earth, talks to inspiresme.co.uk about how he set up the company, which produces, supplies and distributes a wide range of organic food to businesses.

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How to do business in... France

France is the fifth most powerful economy worldwide, and the government and the French educational system have played a huge role in this. Since the end of World War Two, the French government has been involved in helping to shape and grow many of France’s largest corporations.

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