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Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Semi Finals

On 24th June 2014 I attended the semi-final judging day for a brand new award in the National Business Awards line-up. This was the semi-final of the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award, one of the key calendar …

Simon OatesDuke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Semi Finals
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Energy efficiency in the home: small changes, long-lasting benefits

These days everybody is talking about the importance of energy efficiency, and doing your bit is a lot easier than you might think. As well as helping to protect the environment and provide a better legacy for the next generation, …

Simon OatesEnergy efficiency in the home: small changes, long-lasting benefits
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How to Retire at 50 (Or Sooner!)

Retirement. Saying goodbye to emails, meetings and deadlines. Enjoying relaxing days and having the time to spend on life’s passions. You may have heard many friends, colleagues and relatives talking about ‘retiring at 50′ or ’55′ as an ambitious or …

Simon OatesHow to Retire at 50 (Or Sooner!)
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How to Invest in Property

Welcome to Financial Expert hub page on how to invest in property. Property, also known as real estate, is an essential asset class for any diversified portfolio. Millions of working britons purchase a house, but a house for living in …

Simon OatesHow to Invest in Property
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Common Myths About Gold

Gold is a luxurious, rare and appealing material. We wear it on our body as jewellry and use it in electronics and other industrial products to build technology. In the modern financial media, much time is spent discussing the gold …

Simon OatesCommon Myths About Gold
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10 Shocking Common Mistakes Most New Investors Make

Experience is the best teacher, but when stocks and shares are involved, it’s definately profitable to learn about mistakes made by others rather than making them yourself! 1. They don’t diversify properly ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ …

Simon Oates10 Shocking Common Mistakes Most New Investors Make

Are Payday Loans a Scam?

Does 2689% APR sounds like a great rate to borrow at? No, I didn’t think so either. Welcome to the colourful world of so-called ‘payday’ loans. These are small loans, typically between £80-£750 that are made to individuals for short …

Simon OatesAre Payday Loans a Scam?
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Improving customer experiences through savvy office design

Effective sales practices are crucial in the cutthroat world of modern business. Even if your products or services are exemplary, your firm won’t stand a chance of succeeding if you can’t persuade people to buy them. An effective sales and …

Simon OatesImproving customer experiences through savvy office design
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Managing Your Finances to Learn to Drive

Getting a driver’s license is no easy task. It requires you to take many hours of driving lessons and pass your driving tests, and it also incurs considerable costs. As the average cost of driving lessons continues to rise, you …

Simon OatesManaging Your Finances to Learn to Drive