Prepare for Vehicle Air Quality Clean-up Plan by 2040

In July, the government announced a plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel by 2040 to clean up the air quality in the UK. This news follows in the footsteps of some of our neighbouring countries who also plan for an all-electric nation in the future. Norway plan to stop the sales of petrol and diesel by 2025 and Germany by 2030, with France working towards the same target as the UK.

But how does the UK plan to hit their 2040 plan? The UK has already witnessed a significant increase in the sale of new electric and hybrid vehicles, with the first seven months of 2017 seeing over 107,000 new electric cars registered compared with just 3,500 registrations in the whole of 2013 – but how can the UK guarantee the continuous growth of electric vehicles, and a decline in petrol and diesel?

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How to Grow Your Small Business Fast

You’ve put in the hours, secured your loan, sorted a marketing strategy that covers all possible bases and now you’re ready to see some results. If only it were that easy. While you might think you have all bases covered, chances are there are some chinks in your armor which is stunting your business growth. If you are a new small business owner, reaching a plateau can be demoralizing if you’ve taken the leap to pursue something you love. Worry not – this can be rectified quickly and easily, just make sure to implement a few small changes and sit back to reap the rewards.

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How to Grow to be Next Amazon by Starting Small

There’s a wealth of business advice out there. Entrepreneurs everywhere are keen to share their advice for success, and a quick Google search will lead you to words from the wisest. Advice, of course, varies depending on the background of the person giving it. But, one thing often seems the same. All entrepreneurs emphasize the need to discover your big idea. This will be your niche and the thing which can set your business apart from the rest.

Which can leave some of us in despair. What happens when you’re desperate to own a business, but you just don’t have a big idea? Like the ever elusive ‘writer’s muse,’ ideas in business don’t crop up every day. As such, you may find that your dreams of making it big go down the drain because you didn’t have that special lightbulb moment.

The good news is, we think it’s possible to build a successful business empire without that spark. While thinkers like Steve Jobs will always lead the way, it would be naive to assume that good ideas are the only path to success. In fact, there are many alternative routes into business. And, we’re going to look at a few of them here.

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How to Build a Successful Business Empire

Now that Donald Trump has safely occupied the White House, and Oprah is no longer producing new episodes, you may be asking who the next business mogul will be. If you’re looking for some tips yourself to become the next global magnate, see below for a crash course in empire building.

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5 Digital Strategies to Take Your Startup to the Next Level

You’ve set out on your own and established a small startup that has morphed into an enterprise that is hiring people and growing. Maybe, you even had a brilliant idea, actualized it and got the funding required to get on your feet. Regardless of how you started your business, it is important that you continue pushing on.

Now is not the time to rest on your laurels; you have to keep up the momentum to reach even loftier goals. With that in mind, you realize that you are no longer just competing with local businesses, but going head-to-head with top industry brands as well, and here are five strategies to grow your business to the next level.

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How Small Businesses Can Compete with Big Brands

Running a small company is exciting, as you are turning your passion into a successful business. Yet, one of the biggest challenges you may face is having to compete with large, more established brands in your industry. However, do not be disheartened. There are many ways you can secure your place in the industry and compete with big brands. Here are some from our experience.

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How Does Manufacturing Output Differ by Country

Global business would struggle with manufacturing. To put this into perspective, the UK’s manufacturing alone contributes £6.7 trillion to the global economy — impressive stats for a country that is dwarfed in size by other nations.

Process manufacturing software provider, Datawright, compares the UK’s productivity against the rest of the world’s manufacturing outputs:

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3 Truths about Building a Successful Home Remodeling Business

If you’re ready to build a home remodeling business, you may find it difficult to take your company to the next level if you haven’t thought about it before. Starting a company may seem difficult, but it’s actually the easy part. Growing your company will take years of effort, time, and dedication on your part.

We’re going to provide you with some tips to build a top-notch home remodeling business. Are you ready to finally build your business?

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How to Expand Your Café or Restaurant Business

Having a quaint little café or restaurant can be enough for some, however, other small business owners imagine branching out and opening in neighboring locations. Business expansion is usually a consideration most businesspersons have; yet, very few manage to open a second branch successfully. Many will simply replicate the existing café or restaurant, instead of creating a similar concept with a twist. Once you’ve ironed out all the details, it’s time to consider means of expanding your business’s expansion into new territory.

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Pipeline vs. Platform? Which One Should Your Business Choose?

Something very interesting is happening in the world of business. Thanks to digital technology, not only are businesses becoming more efficient but their whole identity. What a business actually is looks like it’s changing forever.

We used to think of companies as being entities that made something and sold it on to consumers. A chocolate factory, for instance, takes cocoa beans in at one end and spits out candy bars at the other. The production process is a pipeline.

But when you look at how many of the world’s top businesses are organised today, that old input-output model seems like it might be a thing of the past. What is striking is that all of the world’s top five most valuable businesses are tech companies which rely on networks for their value. In other words, they are a “platforms” for millions of users around the world to interact, buy products and share ideas.

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