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January 11, 2017

ICAEW AND X-FORCES BUSINESS ADVICE SERIES: WHY DO A BUSINESS PLAN

A start-up business should prepare a business plan to map its progress to profitability. For start-ups the sales forecasts are critical – particularly how the new […]
January 6, 2017

Working from home

On Monday Londoner’s across sectors will be considering working from home as the Underground grinds to a halt, however, for Start Ups and Self Employed freelancers […]
January 5, 2017

Getting Your Head Around the Basics of VAT

One of the most frequently asked questions in X-Forces training, workshops and coaching is, what do I need to understand about VAT? In this month’s blog […]
January 4, 2017

X-Forces Shortlisted for Soldiering On Award

X-Forces are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Business Enterprise Award at the Soldering On Awards Ceremony. Thank you to all our […]
December 24, 2016

Reflection and the power of now

We have arrived at the time of year when after the Christmas rush is over, things are winding down, we can take time to pause and […]
December 14, 2016

Free legal advice for X-Forces businesses

The four hundred entrepreneurs in the X-Forces network will now be able to access free legal advice and expert guidance from Harrison Clark Rickerbys via their legal […]
December 13, 2016

ICAEW and X-Forces Business Advice Series: Tax For Small Businesses

Accounting records to satisfy the tax authorities Legally you have to keep accounting records for your business. This is so you can fill in your tax […]
December 2, 2016

X-Forces Founder Receives Honour

Our Founder and CEO, Ren Kapur, has received her MBE today following recognition in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List. Ren Kapur’s services to Entrepreneurship […]
November 25, 2016

The Autumn statement 2016: How will this impact the X-Forces community?

Investment  The Government will invest £400 million into the British Business Bank to help support the growth which is good news for both startup and ensuring […]
November 22, 2016

GEW:X-Forces in Gosport with Solent LEP and Caroline Dinenage MP

Caroline Dinenage MP, hosted the Gosport constituency’s first ever Enterprise Fair today as part of Gosport Borough Council’s week-long celebrations for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Local businesses, […]
November 7, 2016

ICAEW AND X-FORCES BUSINESS ADVICE SERIES: START-UP FINANCE

“Will I need finance to set-up my business?” is one of the first questions a start-up business must answer. This might be to fit-out a premises, […]
October 31, 2016

X-FORCES CELEBRATES NATIONAL MENTORING DAY

Last week X-Forces joined Lord Young of Graffham and Chelsey Baker, founder of National Mentoring Day at the House of Lords to celebrate the inspiring relationships between Mentors […]
October 27, 2016

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK: GOSPORT

Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage is hosting a free business support exhibition and networking event in partnership with the Solent LEP and supported by X-Forces, British Marine […]
October 19, 2016

PARTY AT THE PRESSHOUSE!

The Beard and Sabre Cider Company, the Cotswold’s revolutionary craft cidermakers, hosted a live community pressing on Saturday the 1st of October 12-6pm. The aim of […]
October 3, 2016

ICAEW AND X-FORCES BUSINESS ADVICE SERIES: WHAT BUSINESS FORMAT SHOULD A START-UP ADOPT?

What business format a start-up adopts will affect the amount of tax the start-up pays. It will also impact other areas such as liability for losses, […]
September 29, 2016

X-Forces 3rd Anniversary

X-FORCES 3RD ANNIVERSARY – MEET OUR 3RD BIRTHDAY SMALL BUSINESS PANEL! X-Forces supports entrepreneurs from across the Armed Forces Community, from various backgrounds and all with […]
September 27, 2016

Our Small Business Supply Chain!

X-FORCES 3RD ANNIVERSARY – OUR SMALL BUSINESS SUPPLY CHAIN! On Wednesday night we brought together the inspiring stories of some of our 700+ entrepreneurs and deployed […]
September 23, 2016

CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF ARMED FORCES IN ENTERPRISE

The X-Forces offering – with Lord Young, the former Prime Minister’s Advisor on Enterprise, as its patron – was endorsed in speeches by Lt Gen Richard […]
September 12, 2016

X-FORCES ANNOUNCES LORD YOUNG AS PATRON

Former advisor to the Prime Minister on Enterprise, he supported Ren Kapur CEO to launch a model that has grown into the organisation that X-Forces is […]
September 8, 2016

X-Forces Celebrates Reserves Day

Reserves Day has arrived! Today celebrates the commitment and contribution of our Reserve Forces throughout the UK. Providing approximately a sixth of our Armed Forces Personnel, […]
August 19, 2016

Crown & Queue Meats LTD: The Best of British

Determined to produce and provide an alternative to the influx of cured meats being produced abroad, Adrienne has set up her own business to produce her […]
August 8, 2016

Guest Blog: Anthony @ Tree Two One

This week we asked Anthony from Tree Surgery Business, Tree Two One to guest blog for us, and he has given aspiring entrepreneurs some top tips! […]
August 8, 2016

Business and Marketing Advice: London

BUSINESS ADVICE AND MARKETING FOR ARMED FORCES ENTREPRENEURS: LONDON Another successful workshop for Ex-military Entrepreneurs took place in London yesterday supported by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity […]
August 7, 2016

ICAEW AND X-FORCES BUSINESS ADVICE SERIES: PREPARING FOR BUSINESS

In conjunction with ICAEW’s support of X-Forces 3rd Anniversary, we will be releasing a series of articles supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners by answering some of […]
August 5, 2016

X-FORCES’ BEGINS 3RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Last month X-Forces began our 3rd Anniversary celebrations with a small gathering of some of our closest supporters since our launch in 2013. We would like […]
July 28, 2016

X-Forces and ICAEW: Helping you get the best in business advice!

X-Forces is delighted to announce that ICAEW, the institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, will be supporting X-Forces 3rd Birthday this summer! X-Forces CEO, Ren […]
July 20, 2016

Top 10 business planning tips from our credit manager

Struggling to understand what to write in a business plan? This week we asked our Credit Manager, Simon, for 10 top tips of features he looks […]
July 14, 2016

An inspiring week at Blind Veterans UK

X-Forces and Blind Veterans UK joined forces this week to deliver our first ever Business Experience Programme specially adapted for veterans that are blind or visually […]
July 7, 2016

Monkey Wrench Bespoke

Passion leads to great things Passion usually leads to great things and the story is no different for James Hunter of Monkey Wrench Bespoke. Having a […]
July 1, 2016

Webinar: An introduction to enterprise and self-employment

In this Officer’s Association Webinar, X-Forces offer an introduction to Enterprise and what to consider before making the leap into Self-Employment. As we know, starting up your […]
June 10, 2016

X-Forces Founder recongnised in Birthday Honors

The founder and CEO of X-Forces, Ren Kapur, has been recognised by Her Majesty in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List. Ren Kapur’s service to Entrepreneurship […]
May 31, 2016

BFBS: Ren Kapur MBE on Military spouses in business

X-Forces Founder and CEO, Ren Kapur MBE, was interviewed on BFBS Salisbury Plain about our upcoming Military Spouses in Business workshop in Tidworth. The workshop is […]
May 23, 2016

X-Forces are proud to be supporting Twyfest!

Twyfest is a community event in the small Berkshire village of Twyford that runs for 10 days between 27th May – 11th June. There will be […]
May 10, 2016

‘I am the master of my fate’

This week the Invictus Games landed in Florida, USA as our first Self-Employment and Enterprise Workshop is being delivered at the Hasler Naval Service Recovery Centre […]
April 29, 2016

X-Forces’ CEO first women of public service finalist

We are delighted to announce that X-Forces’ CEO, Ren Kapur, has been shortlisted in this year’s First Women Awards. The First Women Awards is the UK’s leading […]
April 29, 2016

X-Forces present at the Royal British Legion’s annual operations conference

X-Forces were at the Royal British Legion’s Annual Conference at the University of Warwick this week to talk to the Operations staff, Case Officers and senior […]
April 21, 2016

X-Forces visits Blind Veterans UK in Brighton!

Last week X-Forces were in Brighton visiting Blind Veterans UK. We were shown around the amazing building that overlooks Brighton and the English Channel. Blind Veterans, […]
March 24, 2016

X-Forces business is shortlisted for best Fife new business 2016

Julie set up Present Purrfections in 2014 in a shop near her home in Fife. The aim was to create the ideal place to find the […]
March 21, 2016

X-Forces Hosts Military spouses in enterprise workshop

First Military Spouses in Enterprise workshop in Central London. On Friday we hosted our first Military Spouses in Enterprise workshop in Central London. Supported by ABF […]
March 11, 2016

X-Forces celebrates launch event for Wales in Caerphilly

Today X-Forces are proud to have held their official launch in Wales to celebrate the growing option of enterprise careers for the armed forces across the […]

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