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UK Business Labs Forums

  1. Reception

    Introductions, announcements and forum rules. FAQ, feedback and the Premium Members' private discussion lounge.
    1. Lab Rules, Guidelines, Policies

      Rules, Guidelines and General FAQ.
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      37
      Latest: UKBL Moderating Policy Maevla, Nov 16, 2014
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    2. Premium Membership

      Details on Premium Membership and priceplans.
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      2
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      5
      Latest: Premium Member Upgrade Mark, May 15, 2013
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    3. Advertising

      Banner Advertising and Forum Sponsorship
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      9
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      75
      Latest: Leaflet distribution Maevla, Aug 20, 2015
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    4. Announcements

      Announcements on forum issues made here.
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  2. The Foyer

    The Foyer
    1. Introductions

      Introduce yourself and your company. Talk about your goals and aspirations, be they personal or business.
      Discussions:
      175
      Messages:
      1,146
      Latest: Hello everybody! We are Wire Up. CygnusB, Sep 2, 2015 at 1:47 PM
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    2. Business Planning

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    3. Ideas, Suggestions & Business Tips

      Ideas, Suggestions & Business Tips
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      27
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    4. Business Advice for Start-ups

      We've all been there - and we know it's a big step - so don't be afraid to ask questions or share your knowledge about startups or any aspect of starting your new business.
      Discussions:
      357
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      3,327
      Latest: Starting a business in your 30's CygnusB, Sep 2, 2015 at 1:55 PM
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    5. General Business Talk

      Seek or give advice on general business topics. Important Business News updates welcome too.
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      990
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      7,978
      Latest: Business Idea? mike_smith, Sep 4, 2015 at 8:36 AM
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    6. Networking

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      6
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      33
      Latest: Feedback on the forum rossy paul, Aug 23, 2015
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  3. The First Floor

    The First Floor
    1. Accountancy, Finance & Tax

      Bookkeeping, Accounts and Tax. Investments, Banking and Financial issues..
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      560
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    2. Law & Insurance

      Advice on the legal aspects of running a business. Contract Law, Employees' Rights, Health & Safety, Holiday Entitlement, Patenting, Intellectual Property, Trade Marks and Copyright - all in here.
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      169
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    3. Education & Training

      Education & Training
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      7
      Messages:
      42
      Latest: Human resources rossy paul, Aug 23, 2015
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    4. Insolvency

      Insolvency
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      6
      Messages:
      13
      Latest: New Insolvency Service publications Maevla, Aug 31, 2015 at 3:32 PM
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  4. The Staff Room

    Employment, HR, Women in Business and Working from home
    1. Employment & HR

      Employment & HR
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      Messages:
      192
      Latest: Need HR consultant services Jamal Jones, Sep 3, 2015 at 11:57 AM
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    2. Self Employment

      Self Employment
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    3. Women in Business

      Women in Business
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      10
      Messages:
      153
      Latest: Women in Business Paul Norman, Aug 20, 2015
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    4. Homepreneurs

      Homepreneurs
      Discussions:
      4
      Messages:
      95
      Latest: Work from home concept Gavin Griffin, Jul 17, 2015
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    5. Strategy & Tactics

      Strategy & Tactics
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  5. The IT Department

    The IT Department
    1. Technology, Communications and Gadgets

      Tech
      Discussions:
      576
      Messages:
      4,547
      Latest: Is the infographic a dying breed? Adam H, Sep 1, 2015 at 2:28 PM
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    2. Graphic & Web Design

      Graphic & Web Design
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      210
      Messages:
      2,191
      Latest: Is responsive design must? KickWebDesign, Aug 31, 2015 at 1:38 AM
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    3. Domains & Hosting

      Discussions:
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    4. Website Reviews

      Just launched your website? Do you have teething problems? Get some brutally honest feedback from other members!
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      Messages:
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      Latest: Home Page information David Jenkins, Sep 1, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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    1. Art & Photography

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    2. Invention & Creative

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    3. Public Relations & Press Releases

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      361
      Messages:
      3,333
      Latest: Advice please David Jenkins, Aug 24, 2015
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    4. Thanks & Recommendations

      Know someone who's given you sterling service? Sing their praises here! Don't forget you can also use the iTrader feedback system.
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    5. SEO, Social Media & Web Marketing

      Discussions:
      521
      Messages:
      5,729
      Latest: What's your favourite hashtag? CygnusB, Sep 2, 2015 at 1:57 PM
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    6. Twitterers

      This Club Forum is for topics and discussion specific to the social media web apllication 'twitter'.
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      144
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    7. Facebook Users

      Discussion and advice for Facebook users.
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    8. Google + Users

      Discussion and advice for users of Google+
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    9. Apple Users

      Discussion specific to Apple products; iPhone, iPad, iTunes etc.
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      73
      Messages:
      573
      Latest: So the Apple iWatch is here Duncan, Mar 15, 2015
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    1. Sales & Marketing

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      Messages:
      304
      Latest: Does anyone use Ghost Writers? Maevla, Aug 31, 2015 at 5:03 PM
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    2. Retail

      Discussions:
      8
      Messages:
      32
      Latest: Carrier bags will cost you 5p from October Toastking, Sep 4, 2015 at 6:14 AM
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    3. E-Commerce

      Discussions:
      209
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    4. Franchising

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    5. eBay and Amazon Users

      Discussion and advice for buyers and sellers on eBay and Amazon; the world's leading online marketplaces.
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      37
      Messages:
      186
      Latest: Omniture replaced by tenth wave Maevla, Aug 31, 2015 at 5:14 PM
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  6. The Snug

    All things entertainment
    1. The Cake and Coffee House

      Chat about anything non business-related here but please keep it civil. Smokers welcome.
      Discussions:
      523
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      4,441
      Latest: Invasive caterpillar 'could spread in UK' CygnusB, Sep 2, 2015 at 1:56 PM
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    2. The Book Club

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    3. Music & Movies

      Introduce an artist. Popular or obscure (with an emphasis on the latter!) Seen a good movie? What's your favourite film?
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    4. Humour

      Discussions:
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      Messages:
      331
      Latest: What's your mental age? Maevla, Aug 26, 2015
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    5. Politics & World News

      Discussion of Political and News issues not specifically related to business. Please keep it civil!
      Discussions:
      337
      Messages:
      2,791
      Latest: Glad That's Over BarneyBlue23, May 22, 2015
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    6. 2 & 4 Wheels

      Forum for members to post topics relating to the use of roads in the UK or abroad, whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian.
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    1. Premium Members' Buy & Sell

      Offer and Request Services amongst Premium Members only.
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