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Entrepreneurs

In the section learn about entrepreneurial skills and how to become your own boss. Seek tips and advice on how to become an entrepreneur and skills on creating a brand, marketing your products and managing your own team.

WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events. The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

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17
Oct

Easy ways to innovate for your existing or future buyers

Innovation is a word that appears on the ‘wish list’ of most companies I work with – often accompanied by ‘IP’. Companies seem baffled by what they should be doing in this area and get worried about the expense. But well-thought through innovation which can, in turn, lead to you owning more intellectual property (IP)...
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10
Oct

Why managing mental health is a key entrepreneurial skill

It’s a well quoted statistic that one in four people suffer from mental health problems. I would hazard a guess that this may be even higher in fast-growing and owner-managed businesses. Which makes it a critical topic for entrepreneurs to think about, for themselves and the people they bring into their business. Why is this...
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10
Oct

How to hire your first employee

Congratulations – your business is growing and you’re ready to hire your first member of staff. But hold on before you dive head-first into a recruitment drive. Many business experts advise caution when hiring your first employee, and for good reason. Whilst a new employee may well help drive your business goals, hiring the wrong...
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28
Sep

How to attract new customers

How to attract new customers is the million dollar question that challenges every SME daily. What is it in each of our businesses that attracts the new ones is the ever shifting and changing question with often elusive answers. The first thing you have to understand is what you are selling, your product, your business...
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24
Sep

What does exceeding customer expectations mean in 2018?

By Danielle Rodriguez, Director, Sales Strategy and Operations, VIGA Responding to a customer’s complaint within the hour; issuing a full and hassle-free refund after a genuine problem; responding to any query within 24 hours. These are no longer targets to aim for but a company manifesto necessity. If you’re not doing these, you can be sure...
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18
Sep

Just starting out: creating business impact from the very beginning

In this regular column, Andrea Kolokasi, Head of Business Development at Workspace, highlights hints and tips for burgeoning entrepreneurs, reflecting on insights from the inspiring business leaders within Workspace’s 4000-strong customer network. The day a budding entrepreneur decides to quit their corporate day job and put everything into a passion project, will be one of...
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06
Sep

Setting up a business whilst pregnant | Sara’s journey

For many mothers-to-be, pregnancy is a time to relax, take things easy and to prepare for the arrival of your little one. But for me, much of my pregnancy was spent creating marketing strategies, answering customer calls, and hiring freelancers all whilst panicking about the arrival of my baby. I founded the Centre of Excellence...
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30
Aug

Eight steps to… franchising

Thinking of turning your business into a franchise? Franchising can be a highly successful route to growth and brand domination, but it’s not without its problems. The transformation from business owner to franchisor starts with planning ahead to avoid potential pitfalls. Step one: Is your business suitable? The ideal franchise has a proven business model...
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