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Redevelopment ideas unveiled

PLANS to guide the future redevelopment of Peterborough’s city centre have been unveiled. The business community is being asked to provide its views on the plans. The ideas, known as the ‘Consultants’ Recommended Option’, are…


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Drain Doctor moves into Portugal

THE Peterborough-based emergency plumbing and drain repair service Drain Doctor is launching operations in Portugal and has appointed a Portugese operations manager. Drain Doctor is the biggest network of its kind in the UK.


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Start ups must get it right from the start

WHEN setting up in business it is important to consider implications of the company’s legal structure at the outset. Companies should seek help with the decision making process, the company name, its memorandum and articles,…


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Car sharing passes 1,000 milestone

MORE than 1,000 people have now signed up to a car sharing scheme in Peterborough, following a successful promotional campaign. People registered with the Carsharepeterborough.com website were encouraged to get their friends to sign up…


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Valuing a business is challenging

VALUING a business was the most popular topic in an online forum held by BizGrowthEast, a campaign for entrepreneurs in the region from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA). Annabel Grant of EEDA’s Access…




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Top five tips for starting a business

PHILIP Moores, left, runs Peterborough Workspace – affordable premises with support network for small businesses in Peterborough. Here are his top five tips for start-up businesses: 1. Do what you love. Your new business will…


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Time to move out of the bedroom?

WORKING from home as a small business has its benefits: low overheads and a well-stocked fridge are probably the main ones. But many businesses outgrow the spare bedroom and struggle to cope with even the…