OPINION: Water the root not just the petals of economic growth

Entering a new year should be a time when people feel optimistic about the new opportunities that lie ahead for them. While this may be true for some, in Britain too many of our young people in particular are at risk of wandering under a perpetual cloud of pessimism, which threatens to rain down the same old depressing statistics: rising unemployment...
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Can a blog build your business?

CEOs and small business owners are blogging more now than ever before. But is this really the way to seek out and engage with that core of loyal customers who will spend their hard earned money with you no matter what your baying competitors lay before them? Or is it just another way to fruitlessly flitter away your precious time?
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Q&A: Emma Walker - Enterprise Days

Since participating in the first series of Junior Apprentice, Emma Walker has embarked on her own business venture called Enterprise Days -providing inspirational and educational one day business challenges within schools. Emma talks to inspiresme.co.uk about life as a young entrepreneur and why children should be learning more about business.
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Case study: turning ideas into products with The Wand Company

With a £200,000 Dragon’s Den investment and interest from major retailers, one UK company is going from strength to strength. Chris Barnardo, co-founder of The Wand Company, talks exclusively to inspiresme.co.uk about the magical idea that started it all, and how the company came to be where it is today.
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Design through Innovation

Design Connection - design led innovation specialist event & presentation at Westbourne Studios, London.
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Guide to business bank loans

Business bank loans offer entrepreneurs and small businesses access to commercial finance. Whilst they are not the only source of funding they are one of the most popular. This guide gives you the lowdown on how they work and how to apply for one.

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EVENT COVERAGE: 26th Business Startup Show @ Earls Court 2

The 26th Business Startup Show took place at Earls Court 2 in mid-November. inspiresme.co.uk was there on the first day of the two-day event, which is specifically designed for entrepreneurs and businesses in the early stages of their life cycles.

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Five things your website must have

Websites are incredibly important marketing tools for entrepreneurs and SMEs. For many people, the first port of call when looking for products and services is the internet. These five things will help ensure your services and products create the right impression.

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Choosing a start-up structure

This article was written by Michael Buckworth, a partner in Buckworth Solicitors. Buckworth Solicitors is a London based law firm specialising in assisting start-ups on a range of matters. The firm works solely on the basis of affordable fixed fees. Michael worked at two of the world’s best law firms for eight years before setting up Buckworth Solicitors at the start of 2011.

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A guide to repetitive strain injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an umbrella term given to related disorders affecting limbs due repeated gestures, awkward or inappropriate grips and poor posture. It can seriously affect both working and private lives.

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    Entrepreneurs at DreamLaunch on December 1 2011 tell inspiresme.co.uk the best ways to go about launching a business.
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    It is an understood, and understandable, fact that people at all stages of their career work best when they are able to achieve an appropriate balance...
  • Technology

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  • Marketing

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