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8 top tips for speaking with confidence & impact

Anna Davis

Whenever you need to speak in order to get a message across, and possibly to influence others, there are some simple techniques that can help you to do it with both confidence and impact. When you speak with confidence, you’re…

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9 top tips to keep your business safe online

Anna Davis

In our day and age, cyber attacks are becoming more common and hackers are finding new ways to breach businesses and systems, putting business data at risk. All businesses can mitigate some of these risks by following simple security procedures…

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A leg-up for Stratford’s aspiring entrepreneurs

Anne Solomon

  A national business school has helped over 100 budding business-people from Stratford-on-Avon District learn the basics of starting their own companies and allow their entrepreneurial spirit to flourish. Funded by Stratford-on-Avon District Council and its Venture House Business Centre,…

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The Warwick Internship Programme 2021

Anna Davis

The Internships Development Team are in the process of launching the Warwick Internship Programme (WIP) 2021, to UK based SME employers and charities. In light of the operating environment due to Covid-19, the programme has been redesigned to bring in greater…

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Why is blogging important for your business?

Anna Davis

A quick guide on why you should be writing blogs. Writing content for your business is important to convey your messages to your audience.  There are a variety of formats such as articles, press releases, newsletters, social media posts and…

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Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses & Employers

Anna Davis

FOR THE VERY LATEST UPDATES GO TO: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus or https://coronavirus.cwgrowthhub.co.uk/   06/04/2021 – Recovery Loan Scheme The Recovery Loan Scheme is to help businesses of any size access loans and other kinds of finance so they can recover after the…

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Brexit Resources

Anna Davis

Now that Britain has left the European Union, rules around travel and doing business with Europe have now changed.   Here is a list of useful resources to ensure that you are aware of the changes: – Brexit Checker – Online…

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New employee joins the ranch

Anna Davis

Despite the unpredictability of 2020, Warwick based marketing specialists, Spaghetti Agency, have taken on their first full time employee, marking a breakthrough in their growth as an independent local business. When the Coronavirus restrictions came into place, the marketing experts…

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Free Online Business School for Start-Ups launches across Stratford District

Anne Solomon

Stratford entrepreneurs of the future are being offered free places on an online workshop to turn their hobbies and dreams into a successful business. Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Venture House has partnered with the hugely popular PopUp Business School to help…

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Want to do some good in the world but don’t know where to start? Make Good Grow has the answer!

Anna Davis

With the latest announcement of another covid lockdown you might expect people to become increasingly frustrated and fatigued by the ever changing restrictions on our lives. But just like back in 2020, it is the positivity of many people’s responses…

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Online networking events: The new normal

Anna Davis

Had I asked you a year ago what you think I mean by online networking, you would speak of social media and the platforms within such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Fast forward to a year later and now the…

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EU exit for small businesses

Anna Davis

With the Brexit transition period ending soon, there is plenty for businesses to consider and do to ensure they have the correct procedures and systems are in place to deal with the changes in trading with the EU. January 2021…

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#Warksmass – New social media campaign to shop local this Christmas

Anna Davis

As the countdown to Christmas gets underway, Warwickshire County Council is supporting independent retailers and small businesses like you with a new social media campaign that will encourage residents to seek out services and products that are available locally. The…

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Top tips on getting paid on time

Anna Davis

The Small Business Commissioner is an independent public body set up by Government under the Enterprise Act 2016 to tackle late payment and unfavourable payment practices in the private sector. We provide general advice and information and consider complaints from…

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