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Talking exclusively to Plusnet and Startups.co.uk, Gymbox founder and Plusnet Pioneer Richard Hilton shares marketing wisdom to help get your start-up in shape...

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This week we're giving you another chance to win a break at New Park Manor Hotel in the New Forest.

All you need to do for a chance to win is answer an easy question about the pencil piñatas that Jenni Falconer is showing you how to make with the kids.

 

Find out more here. 

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SarahW-176_jwret copy.jpgIn an exclusive interview with Plusnet and Startups.co.uk, Dragons’ Den star and Plusnet Pioneer Sarah Willingham offers finance tips and explains why “the funding landscape is miles better” than it was…

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Founders behind bright UK start-ups candidly reveal the challenges they face in finding new customers, funding their business and building a team. 

Read more about what our Plusnet Pioneers had to say about growing a small business at the roundtable discoussion last month, here. 

 

 

 

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Be it hiring, firing, managing or training, there’s a lot more to building a strong start-up team than you may think. We've spoken to experts when it comes to growing a start-up business.

 

Read what they had to say at the roundtable event here. 

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Venture Capitalists, angel investors, banks, finding investment as a new business can be tricky and according to research we carried out with Startups.co.uk we found that 68% of small business owners are concerened with cashflow.

Read about how successful start-up founders got over their funding hurdles to help you manage your finances here.

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70% of start-up founders worry about finding new customers.

Find out how these start-up CEOs are turning marketing headaches into winning strategies here.

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For our Plusnet Pioneers roundtable we have teamed up with nine experts who have been there, done that and are armed with helpful advice when it comes to starting up and growing a small business. Read on to find at more about them and thier expperience in the industry. 

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As part of the Plusnet pioneers programme we surveyed a number of small business owners from up and down the UK to find out what they worry about the most. 

Marketing, funding and finding the right talent were the main concerns for the Startups.co.uk readers who we surveyed. Find out more about the results and what advice our panel of experts have on them here. 

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This week we're giving you another opportunity to win a wonderful family weekend away at Woolley Grange in Wiltshire.

All you need to do for a chance to win is answer an easy question about the sock puppets that Jenni Falconer showing you how to make with the kids. Find out more here. 

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Hygge (pronounced “H-O-O-G-A”) is all about creating a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making everyday moments more meaningful.

But whether you’ve heard of hygge or not we’ve created a helpful way for you to hold your own hygge filled day over the next two weeks with three different activities you might like to try and a chance to win one of five hampers filled with hygge inspired goodies. Find out how to enter here. 

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JennieSockPuppet2.pngIf you’re not sure what to do with the kids this half term then why not bring them along to one of our Arts and Crafts stalls at the Trafford Centre, Manchester and Bluewater, Kent where they’ll be able to make fun and simple sock puppets or super cute cardboard characters?

We're at the Trafford Centre this Saturday the 11th February and Bluewater on Saturday the 18th February. Find out our exact times and locations at each shopping centre here. 

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Small British businesses are our passion and so we've teamed up with Startups.co.uk as well as a pannel of business experts to form Plusnet Pioneers. The prgramme features a series of events in London, Birmingham and Manchester as well as helpful content and advice. 

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Jenni Falconer is back for our third week of helpfulness with Heart Radio, showing you how to make funny face pizzas with the kids that involve no cooking and use English muffins (so little hands can easily get to grips with constructing these culinary delights).

Even better, we’ve got another chance for you to win a family weekend away. This week’s destination is the delightful Ickworth Manor, a stand out architectural landmark enveloped in 1,800 acres of Suffolk countryside. So if you fancy winning then find out how here. 

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New Manor Park Hotel.jpgWe're now into our second week of helpfulness with Heart Radio and this week Jenni Falconer shows the kids how to get creative with cardboard tube character.

At the end of the video there will be a chance to win another family weekend away to the beautiful New Park Manor Hotel in the New Forest. Find out how to enter here. 

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We’re all about helpfulness here at Plusnet, so whilst the winter weather continues to leave us wondering if we should step outside, we’ve teamed up with Heart Radio to create a series of five helpful videos for families which we'll be sharing with you over the next few weeks. These fun films will show you how to make the most of your time indoors, whilst also giving you the opportunity to win a weekend away.

Each time we share a new video there will be another chance to win a weekend away. The first prize up for grabs is a family break in Woolley Grange, Wilthsire. So if you fancy entering find out how here. 

 

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Plusnet Help Team ‎16-01-2017 1:07 PM
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Let’s be honest, when it gets to early January a lot of us make overly ambitious New Year’s resolutions – most of which we’ll break by the end of the month.

So with memories of previous failed promises, here at Plusnet we’ve been sharing some realistic resolutions with each other which we’re hoping to actually see through further than February. Here’s our top five changes we thought you might also like to give a go. 

 

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Think your office is lacking that festive feeling this year?

Tired of the same old tinsel languishing over your laptop screen?

Well fear not because the Plusnet Business team has the solution. An office Christmas Party delivered straight to your door. Just read this post to find out how to enter. 

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Plusnet Help Team ‎13-12-2016 12:17 PM
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Our ‘Paws to Win’ Christmas competition is now open for you to enter on Facebook and Twitter and will be live up until Wednesday 21st December 2016 at 12.00 midday.

Entering is easy - just check out this post to find out how > 

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Plusnet Help Team ‎07-12-2016 12:15 PM
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Christmas might only come once a year, but in the build up to the big day there are hundreds of choices when it comes to deciding what to tune into.

Whether you’re a TV traditionalist or prefer the idea of binge-watching Netflix till Boxing Day, one thing’s for sure - you’ll want a big tin of Christmas choccies parked next to you.

With so much on offer we’ve jotted down a few of the things things we’ll be watching over the festive season to share with you. So warm up a mince pie, get your halls decked out and have that remote control at the ready.

 

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Plusnet Help Team ‎07-12-2016 9:42 AM
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Whether you’re after winter sun, a romantic snowy adventure, or a city break, jetting off during the winter can often give you an extra boost to keep you feeling recharged and see you through to the summer.

Depending on when you want to travel, and where you want to go, you can usually find some great deals. With this in mind we've pulled together a little guide on how to book a bargain break this winter. 

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Plusnet Help Team ‎05-12-2016 10:00 AM
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Emojis are being used all over the world to help people express themselves online. Brands have gotten in on the act, too, creating personalised emojis and crafting services around them to generate online buzz. Read on to find our newest whitepaper and learn how your brand should use emojis in their online campaigns.

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Exercising is one of those things that we know we need to do all year round, but always seems to get more focus in the season leading up to the summer holidays.

So now the nights have got darker and our thoughts have officially turned to pie and gravy rather than Pilates, we thought we’d share our top five tips to keep motivated before the energy to keep on hitting the gym totally ebbs away!

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Plusnet Help Team ‎24-11-2016 1:31 PM
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Now winters in full swing we’ve turned up the heating here at Plusnet, started to wrap up in our warmest woolly jumpers, and in an effort to get cosy as weather gets colder, have been thinking about cooking up some quick and easy meals.

With this in mind we’ve scoured YouTube to find some online video recipes and bring you our choice of the best winter pick me ups we’ve tried and tested ourselves and can thoroughly recommend.

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Plusnet Help Team ‎23-11-2016 12:32 PM
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 It's that time of year when all you really want to do is curl up and binge watch a TV series. So we thought it would be nice to pull together and share a list of our top five must watch shows that have been recently released on Netflix.

With this in mind why not pull on your comfiest cardigan, peel back the lid on the biscuits and decide which progamme you think looks best suited to see you through to Christmas. 

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Plusnet Help Team ‎21-11-2016 10:00 AM
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Ever wondered how the iconic movies of the past would pan out if the protagonists had smartphones? We investigated (with comics).

 

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Dark mornings, dark nights and a chill in the air – all signs show that winter is on its way. Get cosy and distract yourself from those cold noses and icy fingers with our handy podcast guide, whether you're driving home from work or kicking back at the weekend!

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Bonfire Night is approaching so we have provided some top tips on how you can stay safe. Click here to look at our helpful guide and also find out how you can win a trip to Alton Towers' firework display for a family of four!

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liftarn-Pumpkin-lantern-800px.pngHere at Plusnet, we think Halloween is the perfect time of year for letting your hair down and inviting everyone around for a night of fright filled fun. Read on for some top tips for hosting an unforgettable Halloween party, along with how to enter a competition for a chance to win a Yorkshire goodies taste box from Keelham Farm Shop

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Plusnet Help Team ‎18-10-2016 9:46 AM
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The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has flown by once again! Read on for a look back to see who finished with the best times and to hear from our fantastic volunteers. Let us know your own time in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter!

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