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Unusual opportunities for businesses during lockdown

Lockdown has created a huge range of challenges for business of all sizes. Those that do not qualify as essential businesses may have been forced to close their premises, and others that can stay...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 11.05.20
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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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IWD2020: Q&A with Ilham Said, Founder of Engineer2Engineer

As part of International Women’s Day we interview Ilham Said, on her role as founder of Engineer2Engineer, and her views on women in business.
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 08.03.20
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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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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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Business Plans - What You Need To Know

A business plan is an essential document for any business, what your size. Find out why from our Business Adviser Jane.
Jane Purdy
Jane Purdy
Posted on: 12.02.20
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Best in the West announced at Ones to Watch business awards

Businesses gathered at Bristol Old Vic yesterday evening for the Enterprising West of England 'Ones to Watch 2020' awards.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 30.01.20
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Starting a small business? Here are the hottest trends for 2020

Starting your own small business on the side of an existing job is becoming an attractive option to a lot of people. With popular marketplace platforms like Etsy, eBay and Amazon all now available...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 23.01.20
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