Thinking Of Starting A Business?

The media regularly report on stories about entrepreneurs who give up their jobs to pursue dreams of starting their own business. Many people find success and make it work but in reality it can be difficult. Before taking the plunge however it is worth taking a little time to think.

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Are Rates Unfair?

Business rates are a tax on property and collected to pay for public services. They are charged to the occupier or to the owner of the property at a lower level if vacant. Business rates are necessary but like all taxes they should be fair and sufficiently flexible to reflect commercial and economic realities.

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Is Economic Growth Dead?

Economic growth is often taken for granted yet relied upon to improve our standard of living. But in recent years growth has stalled and has sent shock waves through the economy. What has happened and why?

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Eat Less, Move More And Be Mindful

You don’t have to be an expert to know that small changes in lifestyle can lead to a healthier life. Research used to suggest that lots of exercise was good but now argues that less is better. Simple changes like eating less, moving more and being mindful of what you do are heralded in the battle for a longer life.

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Are You Smarter Than Your Technology?

Technology is getting cheaper, smarter and easier to use. The internet allows greater connectivity amongst people and between machines. And so it is worth considering where it will make a difference in the future.

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