How to host a successful business awards, A crowdfunding case study & How to spot the office liar!

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Holding an awards celebration for your business can be great for company morale. Events specialist Sarah Hodson reveals what it takes to make an event a success.

Do you remember the kids’ cartoon Postman Pat? Well of course you do, but what has it got to do with running a business? A surprising amount says business owner, Duncan Casburn.

Financing your business start-up using crowdfunding is a challenge. When we first spoke to the owners of Buy 2 Let.Com a year ago, they were hoping to do just that, however things didn’t go as smoothly as planned. We find out what happened.

At some point in your career or social life you’ll have to give a speech. For many, talking in public would be a lot easier if they could just remember what to say. Let’s Talk Business reporter Chris Mower has been discovering the tricks to memorising a speech, so you can appear to talk off the cuff.

Did you know that on average you are likely to tell two lies a day? Worryingly, new research suggests 1 in 5 people are habitual liars! So how do you spot them and what can you do to expose their deceits?