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Sleeping under the stars for Bristol's Byte Night

It all began back in May with a request from Phil Smith..."Wanted - volunteers to work all night!". Intrigue got the better of me, and I accepted the challenge. I had heard all about Byte Night some...
Amanda Clamp
Amanda Clamp
Business West
Posted on: 13.10.14
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Seeing your business idea through to success - Advice from Giles Mitchell

Giles Mitchell, one of three Office Pantry founders, spoke at the recent Virgin StartUp Live event in Bristol, and gave us his top three tips on starting out and seeing an idea through to success.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.14
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5 steps to building a successful sales culture

The seemingly elusive high performance sales culture is not as unattainable as many think. There are clear steps businesses can take to move their employees to a successful sales culture.
Shylie Smith
Shylie Smith
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.14
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Three reasons why doing good is good for business

When you think of some of the world's top brands, at first you might think about their market domination, huge profits and large customer base, however, many of the world's biggest brands have got to...
Laura Cunningham
Laura Cunningham
Business West
Posted on: 24.09.14
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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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