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Virtual Meeting Etiquette - 5 Do's and Don'ts

By now, people have learned not to wear pyjamas during video conferences. The rules of etiquette apply in virtual meetings just as they do in face-to-face meetings so here are some tips to keep in...
Gemma Falconer
Gemma Falconer
GoToMeeting
Posted on: 16.09.14
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Pieminister founder shares his 7 top tips for starting and growing a business

Tristan Hogg, co-founder of Bristol's famous Pieminister, shares his top 7 tips on starting and growing a business during a talk with entrepreneurs.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 16.09.14
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Does your business have the right skills to grow?

Having the right staff with the right skills to meet current and future demand is a difficult act to balance - yet it can be critical to economic growth
Adam Powell
Adam Powell
West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
Posted on: 09.09.14
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10 key steps to export success

Research shows that businesses who export have significantly greater growth prospects, more durability and higher profitability than companies who don't. And if you needed more encouragement than...
John Rubidge
John Rubidge
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 18.08.14
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The rise of South Africa - tips for doing business there!

South Africa's prospects are undeniably rich, driven by an increasingly educated population and an abundance of natural resources. The diversity of South Africa may make it a challenging country to...
Neil Payne
Neil Payne
Translation-Africa.com
Posted on: 12.08.14
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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...
Tara Gillam
Tara Gillam
Business West
Posted on: 01.08.14
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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.
Tara Gillam
Tara Gillam
Business West
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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