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Making your website work harder in difficult times

How to make the most of the investment you have made in your website. It is an unfortunate reality that Google ranking is dictated by the traffic and activity generated by your site and Google ranking has a direct impact…

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How to stay pro-active during lockdown

In the midst of a pandemic and all of the challenges your prospects and customers may be facing you may be feeling it’s inappropriate to be actively making your traditional sales calls. It’s right to be cautious as you do…

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Top tips for making great sales calls

For many small and micro businesses, sales activity along with all other business aspects falls to the business owner, many of whom feel anxious or uncomfortable making outbound sales calls. I hope these top tips will give you confidence to…

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Transform your business in five simple steps

Here’s how to adapt and plan your pivot. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed, uncertain and worried about what the future may bring. During life in lockdown, people have become more…

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New ‘Buy Eat Local’ campaign seeks video footage from local independents

Warwickshire County Council is inviting retailers and food establishments to send in short video clips from their mobiles or tablets to have their businesses featured, for free, in a series of short films to help promote each town. The videos…

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How networking and mentoring helped get my tapping business off the ground

In 2007 I sold my successful telemarketing company and took a break. During the next 10 years I retrained to become an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner, working with clients experiencing anxiety and stress … very different from running my…

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Marketing begins with R

As part of your overall Business Plan, your Marketing Plan is crucial to your business success. Thorough Research will reap benefits if the information is used wisely. Here are some simple steps to take to produce some focussed objectives for…

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ProdPad sees team growth at Venture House

Back in 2012, Janna Bastow and Simon Cast started to build ProdPad, a software solution designed to help product managers manage their product roadmaps and make better product decisions. With headquarters in Brighton, life started to get a little more…

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Stratford business centre raises a glass to local gin company

Shakespeare Distillery is an artisan spirit producer that was established in 2015 and has built a strong reputation thanks to director Peter Monks and distiller Simon Picken. Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, they create a range of gins – the first of…

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Tips for working from home

It’s now official that everyone who can be, should be working from home. This will make a huge difference for some of us, so here are a few handy tips to keep you active, motivated and in touch: ROUTINE Unless you…

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How to Become Successful

Everyone has goals; big goals or small goals, personal goals or professional goals. Sometimes you don’t even realise a goal is a goal until you experience the exhilarating feeling of achieving it and you realise how important it was to…

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Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses & Employers

FOR THE VERY LATEST UPDATES GO TO https://coronavirus.cwgrowthhub.co.uk/ 10/07/2020 – Business advisers to offer free services to small firms Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers have signed up to offer free online advice to help small businesses bounce…

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Improving our awareness of mental health

I imagine that you will agree that there is very often a negative stigma that is associated around mental health and illness. Some of these stigmas ‘label’ someone with some form of permanency. In actual fact, MANY mental health illnesses…

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10 tips for better video

It’s time to up your video game. We all know that to market our businesses we need to stand out. And video is one of the best ways to grab people’s attention online. But many videos posted by businesses online…

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Revolutionise your morning ritual

There are so many gizmos and gadgets out there to help us save time, yet we still feel busier than ever, particularly when running our own business! It’s important to create and keep a strong sense of connection with both…

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