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Ethics beyond the political debate

“Ethical values provide the moral compass by which we live our lives and make decisions: ‘doing the right thing’ because it’s the right thing to do, not because of personal or financial gain. Organisations should focus on creating a shared…

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New and young businesses seeing success after lockdown

The lockdown has had a major impact on new and young businesses during the pandemic, however there is light at the end of the tunnel for many. Stratford DC’s business centre, Venture House, is able to link entrepreneurs and businesses…

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7 easy steps to effective target marketing

Introduction Here is a simple guide to ensure that you are making the most of your marketing budget and getting the right message to the right people to earn yourself the best returns. The big bonus is that while you…

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A year of change – time to step out and diversify

Local entrepreneur Julia Mitchell has had to make many changes over her working life: “20 years ago I was told that my spine was fusing and that I should consider changing my career as my work involved being sedentary for…

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Choosing the right promotional merchandise for your business

  The best thing about promotional products is that there’s pretty much always a perfect solution to any needs you might have. At first thought, you might just think of branded pens, mugs, notebooks and T-shirts – all useful and…

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Surviving the mess in the middle

Whatever business you are in, the last 12 months has thrown up some unexpected circumstances and experiences – often challenging what we thought we knew about ourselves, our businesses and our communities. For a lot of us it’s felt rather…

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When grief impacts your business

Grief is something that we don’t generally talk about, and yet at some point in our lives it will affect us all. As a business owner, or an employee, we will also work with someone who is grieving, or be…

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8 top tips for speaking with confidence & impact

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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