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How to use your body’s energy to help you make decisions

It is estimated that the average person makes around 35,000 decisions a day. The vast majority of these are relatively simple such as What time do I get up? What shall I wear today? What shall I have for breakfast?…

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“He’s getting ready for battle in there!”……

In both business and life in general, there are a variety of frustrating challenges that never seem to improve and continue to cause stress and hold up progress. One particularly common challenge is defensive posturing, blame cultures and “Us Vs…

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How coaching can help in menopause

Following a taboo-busting Donut Time talk on “Menopause and the Workplace” from menopause expert Laura Shuckburgh, here’s a thought-provoking blog from Laura on the benefits of coaching during menopause. When we start the journey into menopause it can be a…

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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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