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Resources

  • Marketing plan template

    Powerpoint document
    (106kb)

    Plan your marketing well to help your business achieve its potential.

  • Accounting template

    Excel document
    (12kb)

    Cash flow problems are the biggest problem facing start-up businesses. Get your finances under control with our accounting template.

  • Networking tips

    PDF document
    (108kb)

    Developing your network of contacts can be daunting at first. Read our tips to help you get started.

Social media guides

Use social media to help spread the word about your business.

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Book recommendations

  • SEO 2014 & Beyond by Dr Andy Williams (ensure you get the latest version, ISBN-13: 978-1495262364).
  • Networking Awesomely (The Least You Need To Know) by Colin Wright (ASIN: B004TH0XI4).
  • The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman (ISBN-13: 978-0670919512).
  • Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port (ISBN-13: 978-0470281901).