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How to network online

SME owners can use social media to power their company’s growth

Seizing a chance to exit

How should you react to an out of the blue approach?

How to crack the USA

A big, but challenging, opportunity for UK SMEs

Time to hire an apprentice?

Developing talent for the modern economy

Building a restaurant chain

How one couple grew a single market stall into a chain of 15 Thai restaurants

Selling your start-up to a tech giant without selling out

The team at Octopus discuss the issues faced when selling a start-up to a tech giant.

What is your business worth?

Are these three factors affecting the value of your company?

How to raise early capital

The schemes encouraging investors to back small businesses

DNA of an entrepreneur

Business leaders can be defined by the issues they are juggling. Click on one of these hexagons to read more about a topic that is key to our entrepreneurial clients

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