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The Aim is to BE Rich Not Look It

For all the frivolous nonsense they often invest their time in, memesters sometimes get it right and create compelling memes that really stir up some constructive introspection at the very least and constructive debate at best. One such meme featured Bill Gates and Warren Buffet and, carried over into some…Keep reading
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Buy to Let Mortgages: Tips for Landlord Investors

Investing in residential property as a landlord continues to appeal to many and you can put your best foot forward by securing the best buy to let mortgage to help pay for your property investment.…continue reading →
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An Unlikely Teacher of the True Value of Money

In order to keep things interesting in the working environment I’ve created for my employees, every now and then I rope each of them in for my own equivalent of a team-building exercise. These exercises are always backed by some proven science and psychology since I liaise with the various, suitably qualified professionals in these fields to come up with the programme, so it’s not simply a matter of me winging it and being overly creative.…continue reading →
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Time & Tide fight the Scottish high street doom

In 2017, the Scottish high street faced fresh challenges as it struggled to fight the tide of closures. The last year has seen over 290 stores close - the highest number in recent years. A similar story could be heard around the UK. Across the country, an estimated 5,855 stores went out of business. The closures were not solely independent traders, but the likes of Toys R Us, Claire’s Accessories, House of Fraser and New Look faced financial pressure to shut some of their shops to ease the cash flow burden. The high-profile closures only served to highlight the worries for the high street. More and more consumers are continuing to flock online for their needs, leaving traditional stored recording substantial profit losses.…continue reading →
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4 Tips for Building an Emergency Fund for Your Business

One of the scariest things about running a small business is that you’re always one or two dominos away from disaster. All it takes is a supplier to shut down or a major client to switch to the competition and you’re in big trouble. Thankfully, an emergency fund can keep you safe.…continue reading →
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Knowing your business finances

Setting up a business is an exciting process but one also strewn with potential pitfalls. Perhaps one of the biggest of these is dealing with finances, especially if figures have never really been your strong point.…continue reading →
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Finance Mistakes too many Small Business Owners are Making

Are you a small business owner? Do you take great pride in making the right financial decisions at all times? Do you realize you have made mistakes in the past, but want to avoid the same in the future? It doesn’t matter if you own a small family business or one that is growing at a rapid pace, it’s imperative that you always have a strong grasp of your financial situation.…continue reading →
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Brexit Nightmare set to continue

Firms are running out of patience over the lack of progress in the Brexit talks, a major business organisation has warned Theresa May. The British Chambers of Commerce has published a list of 23 "real-world" questions that it says urgently need answers as the UK's EU exit approaches. The list…Keep reading
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Understanding tax law

Everyone should know the basics of tax law, whether you are a business owner or an employee. Most people are aware that you get into serious trouble if you dodge paying taxes, which is incentive enough to follow the law. If you are fascinated by the many aspects of tax law, you might consider a career in the field. The following is an overview on what tax law involves and how you can get into an exciting tax law career.…continue reading →
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11% of Northern Irish people contributed over £5,000 to their pension pots in Q4, according to online investment specialist

With the media giving plenty of attention to workplace pensions and auto-enrolment schemes - pensions weigh heavily on many people’s minds. The UK population adds an average of £325 to their personal pension pots each month — but which area of the UK is most successful at saving? Some people were able to contribute over £5,000 per month to their pension pot in Q4 2016, with Northern Ireland (11%) leading the way, closely followed by London (8%).…continue reading →
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