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For Peter Sharkey, an informative journey on the East Anglian Express was a good chance for a financial chat.

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Often when speaking about digital I get asked the question “Do I really need a website? Can’t I just use Google listings and Facebook?” My answer is always the same and almost always unpopular.

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New research has revealed that there are now more than 1000 ISA millionaires in Britain, says Peter Sharkey.

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A company which has its headquarters in Letchworth and another firm in Stevenage have been rated among the best in the country to work for.

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Retail chain John Lewis & Partners, which has department store in Welwyn Garden City, has cut its staff bonus yet again after its pre-tax profits were “substantially lower” than the previous year.

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A Stevenage business which celebrated its 30th birthday on Friday has been reflecting on its success – much of which has has been documented in the Comet.

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Ad Feature ISAs: a simple way to save

Friday, March 1, 2019

Saving with an ISA needn’t be complicated, says Peter Sharkey – in fact, it’s as easy as ABC.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey reveals what it means to have an “economic moat”...

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Plans for the rejuvenation of former Hitchin department store Hawkins were revealed at a consultation event last week.

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Social media can be an emotive subject for business owners. Getting new customers to your business from social media isn’t easy - it isn’t just a case of setting up your Facebook account and the cash pours in… so that isn’t the dream that we are going to sell! Some business owners we speak to are utterly frustrated by social, however, it really isn’t optional anymore. Your business needs social media.

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Hitchin couple Tom Eaton and Rebecca Dudbridge have travelled all over the world. It was on their travels they were struck by the extent of the world’s plastic problem – which has inspired their new business venture.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Investing in uncertain times can pay longer-term dividends, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

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Finance columnist Peter Sharkey on why investing needn’t be too complicated.

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