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Finding funding for your business

This is a blog that I researched and wrote for Sage. It provides some resources to review funding options. Funding can be very helpful for businesses who need to invest in research, innovation, capital investment and growth, and if you are in that exciting position and you tick the funders boxes, this blog...

November 1, 2014
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Small businesses in the UK economy

Here’s some fascinating facts about small businesses in the UK economy from the lovelies at Sage.  All in a rather groovy infographic. How cool are small businesses!  … This infographic was produced by sage.co.uk...

October 11, 2014
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Award winning hedgehog cake

I entered a hedgehog cake into Deskford Horticultural Society 115th Show, Class 159 Novelty Birthday Cake. It was the first time I had made a hedgehog cake. And the first time I had entered a baking competition. My hedgehog cake won it’s class and was highly commended. I was tickled...

September 16, 2014
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Small business use of social media

Here’s a super infographic from the lovelies at Sage with some handy facts and figures about small business use of social media … This infographic was produced by Sage UK...

August 25, 2014
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An introduction to crowdfunding

One of the biggest challenges facing ambitious small businesses is financing growth plans, and with traditional bank lending in its fifth year of decline (FT), more enterprises are turning to alternative sources of finance.  Crowdfunding is a hot topic right now and presents an exciting opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and...

July 7, 2014
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Lightning strikes at omelette hq tech centre …

We had a thunderstorm. Crash! Flash! And in the crack of an egg for an omelette the t’interweb and land telephone were no more. And because we live in the boonies where there is no mobile telephone signal, we also rely on t’interweb for mobile telephone via the magic of...

June 20, 2014
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Jelly shooz

I spent large parts of the 1980s rocking around in an aqua tracksuit and jelly shooz. I thought I was really cool. Guess what? THEY’RE BACK IN FASHION!  That doesn’t mean I’m going to turn up to meetings in brightly coloured plastic footwear. Well, maybe.  But it’s interesting how fashions...

May 27, 2014
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Leapy Skippy Jumps

I took part in Run Balmoral. I did a run! A friend suggested that I should do it on my spacehopper. And I was very tempted. But I ran it. I ran all the way … a whopping 5k! It was the first time I had taken part in a...

April 28, 2014
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Pancakes and omelette-isms

We love pancake day at omelette hq. Every year we toss up some pancakes and eat them with lots of different fillings. We get a little bit greedy and we want to try ALL the fillings, and I do love some good old classic combinations including lemon and sugar, maple...

March 4, 2014
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Financial reporting requirements by business type

Here’s a wee summary of reporting requirements & deadlines by business type in the ‘bean counting’ world. This will help ensure that you are giving the right information to the right people at the right time for your business, and help you to avoid nasty fines. We don’t need those!...

February 1, 2014
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