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The “how to write a business plan” guide
Bev Hurley: encouraging women to plan and grow their businesses

During this Global Entrepreneurship Week, plenty of people - from schoolchildren to  50+-year-olds - will, we hope, be inspired to start a business.  One big question many of them will ask: how do I write my first business plan? There’s a wealth of online material… Read more »

Make time to plan – two hours each week

James Caan, CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw, on the importance of putting time aside to think about your business - and his very particular disciplined way of doing it. "Very few business owners step back and plan; they spend all their time in the noise. Sometimes… Read more »

No knotty export problems for Tangle Teezer
Tangler Teezer

"From the word go, we were exporting," says Shaun Pulfrey, the hair colourist who founded Tangle Teezer. He created the Tangle Teezer to glide through wet or dry hair, flicking tangles apart with no painful tugging or yanking. It was launched in the UK in… Read more »