What is COSME and how can SMEs benefit from its EUR2.3 billion business support programme?

Paul O' Collins, Head of Innovation at Business West, gives us the facts about COSME; a 7 year EUR2.3 billion programme of European funding specifically designed to support SME's across Europe,...
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
Posted on: 08.07.14
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Encourage word-of-mouth recommendations for your business

Few things are more valuable than happy customers who recommend you to others. Read our top tips on how to encourage word of mouth advocacy from your own customers!
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Posted on: 14.05.14
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How to Grow Your Service Firm: Attitude & Approach (Part 5)

In parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, we looked at why and how The Expert! model is so important for the success of service firms and how to apply it. Part 5 is more about the attitude and approach you need to...
Robert Craven
Robert Craven
Posted on: 09.05.14
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Everyone's getting the Bristol buzz

The Paddington to Bristol service has been getting a lot of custom from some very high profile people in recent weeks. Government Ministers, the Governor of the Bank of England, even London's Lord...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 02.05.14
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10 Business Books Creating a Buzz

In honour of National Bed Month this March, and a good bedtime read, we've done a quick round up of some of the latest business books creating a buzz.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 14.03.14
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Strategic Marketing: It's all about Understanding

Strategic marketing is an investment in effective selling. It's not producing a brochure, having a website and expecting customers to break your door down. It's all in the understanding...
Nick Marsh
Nick Marsh
Posted on: 18.02.14
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What can business leaders learn from Nelson Mandela's life?

Following hours of time spent in conversation with Nelson Mandela, author Richard Stengel wrote 'Mandela's Way', identifying 15 points of wisdom that represent Mandela's approach to his life. We...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 13.12.13
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Franchising - a strategy for growth

Entrepreneurs who are looking at innovative growth strategies may consider the possibility of "franchising" their business. The following guide to franchising outlines some of the issues and decision...
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
Posted on: 11.12.13
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Is your marketing plan ready for a mobile future?

There is no denying the irrefutable statistics which show that we have entered a mobile era which is set to grow. Is your business ready for a mobile future? Follow our guide to help you consider an...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 14.11.13
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