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UK innovators go online to do business in South Korea

It might not be business as usual, but business is still being done (and across borders), as a two-day virtual workshop connecting UK and South Korean firms in advanced manufacturing and materials...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 29.04.20
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South West Businesses join forces to fight COVID-19 with Ventilator Challenge UK

Medical ventilators are vital in the battle against coronavirus. For patients in intensive care, these life-saving machines breathe for you allowing virus-infected lungs to rest and recover. The UK...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 01.04.20
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#PayItForward - #KeepTheTribeAlive
Member role

As part of the Enterprise Nation and Crowdfunder #PayItForward initiative, our It's a Shovel tribe have put together the #KeepTheTribeAlive campaign to help other small businesses with the critical...
Jessica Whitcutt
Jessica Whitcutt
It's a Shovel
Posted on: 30.03.20
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A positive mindset can help your sales strategy

Every business relies on sales of its products or services to be successful, but how long is it since you looked at your own sales strategy?
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 10.03.20
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IWD 2020: Q&A with Jessica Whitcutt Fagan, Founder, It's a Shovel

As part of International Women’s Day we interview Chamber member, Jessica Whitcutt Fagan on their role at It's a Shovel, their views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced world-view...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 09.03.20
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Crowdfunding: 3 points to consider

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular online concept that anyone can use to raise money for any project or idea. But for it to be successful you need to plan your campaign well, taking into account...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 03.03.20
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New Growth Hubs for Gloucestershire

The encouragement of businesses to grow and share their ideas is to me the very lifeblood of company development. That’s why I am a great supporter of the GFirst LEP’s innovative Growth Hub Network...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.02.20
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Why a marketing plan is important for your business

Setting up and launching a new business can be an exciting and busy time, so it’s tempting to jump right in to the middle of things, without properly planning your actions. Whilst this may work in...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.20
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Sales and Selling: A Q&A with Jeremy Grainger

A key part of all businesses is to be able to effectively sell your product or service. But what does a good sales strategy include and can anyone be a talented salesperson? We caught up with Jeremy...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 13.02.20
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