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How to grow your service firm: Applying your skills (Part 4 of 6)

To grow a service firm is not just about knowledge of The Expert! model, covered earlier in this series. It is also about how you apply your skills and attitude, and how well you understand the...
Robert Craven
Robert Craven
The Director's Centre
Posted on: 11.04.14
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Social Intranets: A guide for SMEs

Social intranets? Enterprise social networks? Mobile portals? Think you need to be bigger to take advantage? Think again. As a SME, it's even more important to be agile, and to leverage your internal...
Wim Stoop
Wim Stoop
Jive Software
Posted on: 11.04.14
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Nordic hunger to buy British

The Nordic population, like us, are looking for newer, more efficient, more stylish goods and services to keep their position as one of the most wealthy, happy, progressive, vibrant regions in the...
Sally Maki
Sally Maki
NordicExports
Posted on: 07.04.14
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Work Hard, Play Hard: How to make the most of your business trip

Taking a business trip abroad? There's more to life than the walls of the office and the hotel, so don't let these opportunities pass you by. Follow our top tips on how to make the most of your free...
Josie Sampson
Josie Sampson
Posted on: 25.03.14
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3 ways your accounts can put a smile on your face

Your accounts aren't just a source of numbers telling you how much tax you owe the Inland Revenue. Hayley's guide for SMEs talks us through how we can approach our accounts information differently to...
Hayley Chiba
Hayley Chiba
Better Numbers Limited
Posted on: 21.03.14
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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
Business West
Posted on: 14.03.14
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How To Grow Your Service Firm: Create an Action Plan & Marketing Pack (Part 3 of 6)

In part one and part two of this series, we looked at why and how 'The Expert' model is so important for the success of service firms. To get the increased sales and profits you now need an Action...
Robert Craven
Robert Craven
The Director's Centre
Posted on: 13.03.14
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8 reasons why you can't ignore Google +

With over 1bn enabled accounts and 360m active users, Google+ is growing at 33% per annum and now the second largest social network after Facebook. Greg Cooper talks us through why businesses can't...
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Front of Mind Coaching
Posted on: 13.03.14
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5 ways that storytelling can empower your business

Most people recognise that storytelling has a place in business, but many don't know where it fits in. Here are five areas where storytelling can enhance your business communications.
Claire  Taylor
Claire Taylor
The Story Mill Ltd
Posted on: 13.03.14
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