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Running your business from home

Our two handy checklists for start-ups - 'Covering the basics' and 'Be more productive' - can help you run a better business from home.
Posted on: 01.08.14
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Six steps to follow before employing your first member of staff

Put off growing your new business by the thought of taking on staff? For businesses at the very start of the employment process it can be daunting. Read our round up of the need-to-know and various...
Posted on: 01.08.14
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7 benefits of better leadership and management

The term "leadership and management" is often banded around as two separate aspects of business, with the familiar quote (and the image that goes along with it) - "Are you a leader or are you a...
Ross Jones
Ross Jones
Business West
Posted on: 31.07.14
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A cheat sheet to doing business in the United States

With 311 million potential customers and a GDP of $16 trillion, the US is an exciting place to export. However, before boarding the plane starry-eyed and dreaming of the millions you will make, stop...
Ameeta Virk
Ameeta Virk
Business West
Posted on: 14.07.14
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Women in Leadership: Is your business missing out?

Gender Diversity is often seen as a nice to have BUT issue. Think again! There is a robust business case for more women at senior level.
Kaye Welfare
Kaye Welfare
The Glass Lift
Posted on: 11.07.14
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How to maximise your email marketing

Email marketing is still the most effective digital channel for marketers and offers great opportunities for businesses that do it well. So what's the secret?
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 09.07.14
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Five ways to create innovation in your business

It's worth regularly reviewing your business model to consider different ways you can apply innovation to improve on your products, services and channels - ultimately meeting your customers needs and...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 09.07.14
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Expert start-up advice from Rupert & Buckley founder

The founder of Bath based business, Rupert & Buckley, shares his experience of starting a business whilst studying Law at University, and offers some advice for those thinking about starting a...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 09.07.14
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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
EEN South West
Posted on: 08.07.14
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