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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
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
Posted on: 14.03.14
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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
Posted on: 13.03.14
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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
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
Posted on: 13.03.14
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Jack Wills founder reveals his top 5 tips for entrepreneurs

Peter Williams, founder of the successful British clothing brand Jack Wills, reflects on the hard work, determination and experience he's gained, and offers his five tips to entrepreneurs starting...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 28.02.14
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How businesses can use Pinterest as part of their social media strategy

Not just for food and fashion, businesses across all sectors, from manufacturing to engineering, have taken advantage of Pinterest and are successfully integrating it into their overall social media...
Supriya Kaur
Supriya Kaur
Posted on: 21.02.14
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Strategic Marketing: It's all about Understanding

Strategic marketing is an investment in effective selling. It's not producing a brochure, having a website and expecting customers to break your door down. It's all in the understanding...
Nick Marsh
Nick Marsh
Posted on: 18.02.14
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