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Is It Always Your Way Or The Highway? Why This Isn’t Always The Best Approach In Business

Is It Always Your Way Or The Highway? Why This Isn’t Always The Best Approach In Business

You take your business extremely seriously. After all, it’s the means by which you have expressed yourself and delivered your mission statement to the world. It’s the means by which you have eschewed the rat race and asserted control over your career and your livelihood. What’s more, your customers have come to rely on your
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Benefits of Volunteering

Benefits of Volunteering

3 years ago I was asked to be a trustee for a local charity. At the time I could only commit one afternoon a month, it hardly seemed enough, but the charity assured me it was making a difference. The charity is called Square Pegs Charity who provide a creativity and well- being hub in the
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How to increase your business profits with 3 small tweaks

How to increase your business profits with 3 small tweaks

  Business profits are essential to any business. Without them you don’t have a business! You can instantly increase your business profits with only 3 small tweaks. It’s so simple really but will have a massive impact on your business from this point forward. Answer these three questions and you will see an instant change
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Magazine Adverts

How to Get the Most Out of Your Magazine Adverts

Advertising in magazines is something that hasn’t changed over the years. They are there to help keep the cost of the magazine itself down and are the reason some are free. But how often do you look at the ads? Do you look at all of them? What is it about those ads that you
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What comes first , the business plan or the brand?

What comes first , the business plan or the brand?

The truth is, either could come first! Some people will get an idea for a strong brand, and perhaps build a business around that. Others will work out all the details first and then brand that. Either works fine as long as you make sure all the fundamentals are there first! As design company, there
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Be Your Own Coach for a Day

Be Your Own Coach for a Day

As a business owner or leader you have already learnt that you are good at making things happen. You will have come to rely on your own abilities and determination and stamina to make things happen. Which is good. You will also know about all those things that you have put off or parked. And
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What’s Stopping you from Reaching your Goals?

What’s Stopping you from Reaching your Goals?

So you made the decision, your goal is in place, you’ve been working towards it, you’ve made it SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Rewarding & Trackable) but somehow your progress is slow, if not stunted completely! You start to question why it’s not working… ‘Did I not want this bad enough?’, ‘Why am I not being
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Sustenance v Success – Little Buckland Gallery

Sustenance v Success – Little Buckland Gallery

What is a successful artist? Would you rather sell all your work to nameless punters or be lauded by fellow artists whose work you respect. This is the same dilemma for me as a gallery owner. Should I research which artists are commercial and hang their work or only have those whose work interests me.
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How to MAXIMISE your results at the MAXIMISE Business Show

How to MAXIMISE your results at the MAXIMISE Business Show

  You know, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people out there who would love to buy your product or service, if they knew what it could do for them.  If they understood how it would make their life better, appreciate the real results and benefits they can get when buying from you. But,
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What Does Planning Your Social Media & 60 Minute Makeover Have In Common?

What Does Planning Your Social Media & 60 Minute Makeover Have In Common?

Our magazine started by accident, we didn’t set out to produce a magazine at all in fact. The original idea was to allow six businesses to advertise on the back of our A6 promotion card for a small fee thereby funding our own marketing initiative whilst supporting some of our member’s businesses at the same
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