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3 quick pointers for identifying the skills your business needs to grow

Having the opportunity to learn new skills is a big motivation for staff and could be the key to sparking creative thinking within your business. In this post we cover 3 questions that will get you...
Chris Danks
Chris Danks
Posted on: 17.11.15
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5 great reasons to start networking

Networking is crucial in order to become successful for small and medium sized businesses. Read this blog post to find out why you should start networking.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Posted on: 02.10.15
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It's all about the story! Three stories that will win business

I was once given a piece of advice that I didn't actually take at the time, but it has stuck with me ever since; 'It's all about the story.' The meaning of which is pretty much: take a chance, do it...
Robin Mason
Robin Mason
Posted on: 22.07.15
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10 tips for successful networking

Networking is a key way to generate leads and get to know other business people; particularly if you run a small business or are growing. Events vary in format and the type of businesses they attract...
Laura Cunningham
Laura Cunningham
Posted on: 14.07.15
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Breathe new life into digital customer relationships

In a world of connected technology, automated systems and "Big Data" companies risk losing the invaluable personal connection with their customers. We talk to marketing professor and award winning...
Steven Van Belleghem
Steven Van Belleghem
Posted on: 22.06.15
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Is Apple Watch useful as an enterprise tool?

Dr Mark Mason, Mubaloo founder and Business West Board member, shares his experience of using Apple Watch for a week and explores whether it is a useful tool for enterprise. Plus, read our 'Apple...
Dr Mark Mason
Dr Mark Mason
Posted on: 08.05.15
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3 ways to get ROI on Chamber of Commerce membership

Paying to join a business membership organisation when you're starting out or running a business in tough economic times can seem an extra expense. The first thing to consider is whether the...
Laura Cunningham
Laura Cunningham
Posted on: 15.04.15
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Recruitment and SMEs - The Who, Where and How

As a SME, how can you approach recruitment and find that magic? Where do you look, how do you create an experience and what does it take to keep your employees happy? Instead of delving into tools...
Mark Bevans
Mark Bevans
Posted on: 17.03.15
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Business and Broadband - The Power of the Button

The age old cliché 'the best thing since sliced bread' has been thrown around widely. But in a hundred years that phrase will surely be replaced by 'the best thing since broadband'. Tell us what the...
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Posted on: 23.02.15
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