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Buy or rent? The property dilemma facing business owners
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I need larger premises, but I’m not sure whether I should buy or rent? Both options have their pros and cons but ownership does put you more in control of your destiny, always assuming the premises...
John Evans
John Evans
Posted on: 6th September 2018
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How has a 10% re-offending rate been achieved among ex-prisoners?
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The answer lies with Bristol’s 'Changing Tunes'. Having received grants from Quartet Community Foundation, the local charity will be sharing their success at the Bristol Giving Day launch breakfast...
Emma Gregory
Posted on: 31st August 2018
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Margin or turnover to increase my profits?
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My business is doing ok but I want to increase my profits You are probably already aware of the three things that can increase your profitability: sell more products [increase turnover], sell same...
John Evans
John Evans
Posted on: 30th August 2018
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Addiction in the Workplace - Advice for Employers
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Did you know that 10% of people suffer from addiction? Perhaps you have an employee who goes from a star performer to an individual prone to absenteeism and inappropriate behaviour at work. Or...
Charlotte Thorpe
Posted on: 29th August 2018
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