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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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Women Doing Business in the Middle East

Sarah Hildersley from Business West talks about her time in the Middle East and the opportunities which exist for UK companies.
Sarah Hildersley
Sarah Hildersley
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 18.06.14
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Quick tips to make your Corporate Social Responsibility effective

With Corporate Social Responsibility here to stay, companies are now making it an integral part of their business. By embracing CSR ideas, business is better able to direct policy in areas including...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 17.06.14
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Update your recruitment process to attract top talent to your business

Our local business survey reveals that 61% of businesses are finding it difficult to find suitable staff. We offer some tips to help SMEs approach modern recruitment more strategically to attract the...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 17.06.14
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Social Media: What's the pay off for business?

Facebook was launched in 2003, LinkedIn in 2004, Twitter in 2006. All three have now gone public creating big pay offs for the founders and investors. In this article Greg Cooper demonstrates,...
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Front of Mind Coaching
Posted on: 13.06.14
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10 Minute Review: Mission, Vision, Strategy

Mission statements and leadership visions are often forgotten because over time they disconnect from reality. This might happen because: leaders conjure up the mission and vision without sufficient...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 13.06.14
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How To Grow Your Service Firm: The Final Pointers (Part 6 of 6)

In the first four parts of this series, we looked at why and how The Expert! model is so important for the success of service firms and how to apply it. In this final part Robert Craven brings...
Robert Craven
Robert Craven
The Director's Centre
Posted on: 13.06.14
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Why the digital revolution is challenging businesses to trade beyond borders

Living in a digital age is totally transforming how we buy and sell goods and services, how we communicate, connect, and collaborate with people, and it's shaping a whole new way of thinking.
John Rubidge
John Rubidge
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 14.05.14
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Encourage word-of-mouth recommendations for your business

Few things are more valuable than happy customers who recommend you to others. Read our top tips on how to encourage word of mouth advocacy from your own customers!
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Business West
Posted on: 14.05.14
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