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Have you got a great business idea, but are skint? Well, don’t worry. Not all businesses require a huge amount of money to get off the ground -- or even an office space. Here are eight tips that can help you turn your startup pipe dream into an affordable reality.

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Building a small or micro business takes a lot of time, effort and passion and there's nothing worse than realising partway through that business journey that you're not 100 per cent committed. While this process can often be very reactive, the secret to continuing your passion for a business is to engage in what entrepreneur Andrew Griffiths describes as 'conscious decision-making'.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Someone with more than 400 companies under their belt, billions of dollars and a knighthood is bound to have made some good decisions in their time. Luckily for the rest of us, entrepreneur Richard Branson has shared his tips for making business decisions, to help out anyone who's trying to get where he's at now.

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Value is often subjective and when you're a business owner trying to pitch your products, this is an important factor to consider. It's not just a matter of making your offerings cheaper than those from competitors; if you're working with a client organisation that has a number of different stakeholders, you need figure out what elements make your products unique and sell it differently to each stakeholder. Here's how.

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We are seeing a growing trend of people starting their own business. Everywhere you look now, there are aspiring entrepreneurs sitting in cafes plugging away at their idea, a new Kickstarter campaign being launched or a new pop-up that aspires to become a thriving business. Is it just that these businesses are more visible or society has become more attuned to noticing entrepreneurs?