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Recruiting the right candidates for your business

One of the toughest and most competitive boxes to tick in this business quest is Talent. Finding the right candidates for your business is possibly one of the most time consuming and costly processes...
Mark Bevans
Mark Bevans
We Love 9am
Posted on: 06.12.13
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De-constructing the creative brief to encourage design that works for your business

A creative brief clearly outlines the scope and instructions for a job between creative supplier and client. It should include a simple overview of the project, the main business objective and any...
Christian Tait
Christian Tait
Creative Cadence
Posted on: 28.11.13
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Top Ten Social Media Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If big companies can get social media wrong what is there for smaller businesses? Whilst you may not get everything right there are mistakes that you can easily avoid. Here's Greg's list of the top...
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Front of Mind Coaching
Posted on: 15.11.13
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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
Pilot Cottage Limited
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
Business West
Posted on: 14.11.13
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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
Business West Ltd
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
Business West
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
Business West
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
Business West
Posted on: 17.10.13
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