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5 Reasons Your Business Should Be Accepting Bitcoin

In the UK alone, there more than 200,000 businesses accepting Bitcoin or some other form of cryptocurrency as payment for goods or services. With figures that high, UK business owners can’t afford not to start accepting Bitcoin as payment. This decentralised currency is being used by more and more people all over the world and they have come to expect that this form of payment will become standard...

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Did the Price of Gold Explode After Brexit Vote Like Experts Predicted

Months before Brexit, some analysts predicted a surge in gold prices should the British decide to vote in favour of leaving the European Union. In Business Insider UK’s article ‘HSBC: Gold could explode if Britain votes for Brexit’, HSBC chief precious metals analyst James Steel and his team were quoted as saying that “gold prices could explode if Britons decide to vote for leaving the European...

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What Does Brexit Mean for Small Businesses?

Even after the triggering of Article 50 in March, there are still many questions surrounding Brexit and what it means for the UK. Even more importantly, what it means for businesses in the UK and how they are to trade with neighbouring countries throughout Europe. For starters, small businesses will need to make some changes and adapt to some new rules once they leave the single market. What is the single...

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How to raise finances to buy a business

Thinking of buying a business? If you have seen a business you are interested in purchasing, one of the first things you are probably considering is if you have the capital to make the purchase. The good news is that there are a number of finance options available here in the UK. Most banks and financial institutions are able to provide a variety of loans, both unsecured and secured. Although you may...

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Five signs that it’s time to sell your business

Considering selling your business? Figuring out when to exit is a huge, anxiety-provoking decision. If you exit too early, you’ll miss out on growth that would raise your business’s valuation. Exit too late, and you may miss the wave entirely. Although no one can predict the future, sometimes you get some clues. Here are five signs that it might be time to list your business for sale There may be...

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5 Advantages of Buying an Existing Business

Owning a business is a goal of many men and women across the UK and, even with post-Brexit economic concerns, now is the best time to start your own business and become financially independent. While many people don’t know the first thing about starting a business and when they find out what it takes, they often back away from the idea. Perhaps it is more work than they thought it would be, or they...

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How to make a business more profitable before a sale

If you’re looking to sell your business or you're working with a business owner to list their business for sale, you’ll want to ensure the business is as profitable as possible to make a sale appealing. Much like investing to increase the profitability of a property before you sell, it’s important that you spend the time to make your business as secure and profitable as possible before you sell. For...

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How to do due diligence when buying a business

Buying a business can be a great way to profit without having to go through the early struggle of getting the company off the ground. However, to get the best out of your purchase, you’ll need to do a lot of due diligence to avoid getting a raw deal. Here is a list of some of the major areas you’ll need to look at, and the key questions you should ask: Get a real feel for the business You want to...

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Guide – How to Buy a Pub

Real estate is among the most intelligent business investments to be made. Residential real estate is at an all-time high, but what people do not realize is that investing into business real estate is where the true profitability lies. Your home is important for your personal use, but more and more people are discovering the potential for running their own business with a real estate investment. There...

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How To Start A Business

What You Need - How to Start a Business Starting a new business can be overwhelming, especially for those who are new to entrepreneurship and who are not quite sure how to start a business. When you go looking for help in starting a business, you will be bombarded with advice and suggestions, and various tasks that need to be done before you can actually start building your business. It is definitely a...

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