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Researching franchise opportunities: ask the expert<br />

Researching franchise opportunities: ask the expert

I am interested in running a particular franchise, but am nervous about taking the plunge. How can I found out more information about the franchise and get all the information I need before I take the plunge? 

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What to charge for freelance work: ask the expert<br />

What to charge for freelance work: ask the expert

I am setting up my own freelance business and have checked out the going rate for work, but I know from colleagues that rates have been dropping recently due to the credit crunch. I don't want to price myself out of the market, but I also don't want to undersell myself. What is the best way of going about this?

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Top tips: Choosing a mentor

Top tips: Choosing a mentor

Having a mentor is important for all walks of work, but when you are starting a new business, it is even more vital, argues expert Emma Jones.

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How to use Twitter effectively

How to use Twitter effectively

Everyone should know how to use Twitter effectively in their work. Home business expert Emma Jones tells you how.

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How to work anywhere

How to work anywhere

The sun was out briefly last week, but long enough to make you think that really, with current technology, you should be able to work just about anywhere. Emma Jones gives some tips for mobile workers everywhere.

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