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[Infographic] Quarterly Economic Survey 2013: 3rd Quarter Results

Our handy infographic provides a quick snapshot of stats taken from our Quarterly Economic Survey 2013, Quarter 3. Reflecting the views of businesses in the region on local economy and growth. What's...
Jessica Vallentine
Jessica Vallentine
Posted on: 14.11.13
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How entrepreneurs can manage people to help grow their business

Michael Howes and the team at Pilot Cottage provides some valuable insight into how entrepreneurs can manage people effectively as they start and grow their new business:- It’s people, not...
Michael Howes
Michael Howes
Posted on: 14.11.13
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Is your marketing plan ready for a mobile future?

There is no denying the irrefutable statistics which show that we have entered a mobile era which is set to grow. Is your business ready for a mobile future? Follow our guide to help you consider an...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 14.11.13
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9 Export Essentials - How to Start Exporting

Lyn Palmer, International Trade Manager at Business West gives her top tips for how to get started in export and make your overseas trading a success.
Lyn Palmer
Lyn Palmer
Posted on: 08.11.13
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12 Essential Leadership Skills

Do you regard yourself as a leader? Many growing business owners struggle to see themselves as leaders. Follow our 12 leadership essentials to help you to thrive at leading.
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 24.10.13
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The best business advice you've ever been given

As we progress in business, we occasionally cross paths with inspirational people who pass on pearls of wisdom that help to motivate us to develop and succeed. We've gathered 6 gems from Business...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 17.10.13
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How to research your market

It's easy to make the intellectual leap between an idea and the desired outcome, but a 'trough of pain' in getting there is inevitable. Marketing is not a battle of products but a battle of...
Michael Howes
Michael Howes
Posted on: 17.10.13
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A SME's Guide to Research & Development (R&D)

As a small to medium business aiming to grow and develop, creating a Research and Development (R&D) strategy can give you a far better chance of achieving success. But what does R&D actually...
Susie Williams
Susie Williams
Posted on: 17.10.13
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The Business Plan: Why do it?

Why write a business plan? It's all in your head isn't it and you are going to be running the business, aren't you? So why do it.
Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore
Posted on: 10.10.13
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