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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/ 04/06/2020 – Discretionary business grant fund application to open on 8 June 2020 Stratford-on-Avon District Council has been allocated an additional £1.6million to support businesses across the district as part of the…

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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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Quick fix energy saving tips to boost your bottom line

As a sustainability consultant working for Coventry City Council on their Green Business Programme*, much of my working day is spent looking up at ceilings or at walls! This is because I walk around client’s sites looking at lighting, building…

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From Farming to Funerals and a Modern Round Barrow…

  Nestled in the corner of a field on the borders of Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire, a large mound has appeared! As farmers, Richard and Sarah recognised the need to diversify their farm to secure its viability for future generations.…

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Rural businesses urged to apply for funding

Rural businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire are urged to attend two free workshops to gain help in applying for a share of £35 million of nationwide funding. The RDPE Growth Programme provides grants for rural start-ups and businesses to purchase…

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Small businesses and coping with flooding

Whether your business is at risk of flooding or has already been affected, there are a whole host of ways to help reduce the impacts of flooding, making both you and your small business more flood resilient. Please browse the…

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