Category Archives: Business

British business owners face a plethora of new challenges in 2018

In the early 1990’s, a recession was something you kept on going through to come into some sunlight the other side. However, the last eight or nine years have been very different. We have all had to adjust to ongoing turmoil – pressures that may change but are unlikely to ease in the way they…
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The in-balance preventing women from accessing finance needs changing

The 2017 annual report for the Women’s Business Council celebrated what it described as making “significant ground in engaging with female entrepreneurs”. The WBC was first launched in 2012 to support women in the workplace, both employed and self-employed. The council report that there are roughly 1.2 million women led SME’s in the UK, contributing…
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Britain has never needed a strong apprenticeship scheme so badly

It is National Apprenticeship week the first week in March again this year.   Never before has  this country needed to have a super-strong Apprenticeship scheme so badly. Ever since the Brexit vote, we have seen the departure of many of our skilled staff.  We are also faced with the reality that in future, we will no…
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Visions, missions, USPs, KSPs – they are not just empty words

At a first glance, your vision and mission statements may not seem a fit with the rest of the sales and marketing acronyms.  We all know that visions and missions are vital for you and your staff to get excited about leading to real buy-in to the business.   But the ethical and emotional stuff that…
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