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8 key things every small business needs to know about employing people

Whether your business is growing and you need advice on hiring new staff, or you want tips on ensuring the right talent sticks with your company, HR expert Ruth Cornish sums up the 8 things you need...
Ruth Cornish
Ruth Cornish
Amelore Ltd
Posted on: 27.04.15
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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
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.15
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7 tips to make the most of a business exhibition

With the exhibition season underway, we've summarised Jamie Breese's top seven tips for delegates on how to make the most of a business exhibition and be a star delegate.
Jamie  Breese
Jamie Breese
Business Showcase South West
Posted on: 14.04.15
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Why should businesses make Fair Trade a priority?

Fair trade bananas from Dominican Republic, free trade coffee from Uganda... we've all grown familiar with the labels on the supermarket shelves in recent years. But what does "fair trade" really...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.15
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How to deliver a compelling presentation - 4 tips to help you succeed

It's a key life skill, and one that we've all agonised over at some point. It is also a skill that is sorely neglected. So let's dispel a few myths about giving a presentation, and look at a few key...
Monty Halls
Monty Halls
Monty Halls Ltd
Posted on: 24.03.15
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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
We Love 9am
Posted on: 17.03.15
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What does a good leader look like?

What does a good leader or manager look like? Can you think of a particularly good manager that you've worked with? Someone who has inspired and encouraged you, coached and motivated you, and...
Ross Jones
Ross Jones
Business West
Posted on: 05.03.15
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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
Business West
Posted on: 23.02.15
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5 steps to ensure your business has the skills it needs now and in the future

Businesses in our region face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and innovation. How can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be...
Adam Powell
Adam Powell
West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
Posted on: 13.02.15
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