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Welcome to our library of 'how to' business guides. Here we provide information you need on key aspects of running you business. We make available in-depth guides written by leading experts in their field.

Guide for the Ambitious Social Entrepreneur

Guide for the Ambitious Social Entrepreneur

The sector was missing a comprehensive source of information on the host of issues facing social entrepreneurs, so we have distilled all our hard won industry knowledge and experience into 85 pages for you. This guide was published in association with The City of London Corporation and is freely available to our registered users.

Build a winning team

Build a winning team

A business lives and dies by the strength of its team. John Sutherland of Strategic Resource helps you ensure you can create the right blend of skills within your team.

Financial management

Manage your finances

Attracting investment will only help if you put it to good use. Ian Oakley Smith and Rachel Taylor offer guidance on the best way to improve your financial management or, as we like to call it, 'keep score'.

Sell your product

Sell your product

An entrepreneur needs to be a great sales person. Founder of Pacific Direct, Lara Morgan, offers a detailed guide on the basics of great salesmanship. 

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