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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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Chani Martin: M&M Promotions

Chani Martin: M&M Promotions

M&M Promotions work closely with our clients to understand their business, their customers and the marketing strategy. With that information we are able proactively suggest and help to plan a promotional merchandise campaign that is individually tailored to your business. We started out selling mugs pens and rulers, and we still sell a lot of
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Chani Martin: M&M Promotions

Chani Martin: M&M Promotions

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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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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Five Top Vision Tips – Clare Holland

Five Top Vision Tips – Clare Holland

Here are five top vision tips: 1. Computer use is not what our eyes are naturally designed for, so make it easier for them by giving your eyes regular breaks from focussing near to and look at something far away for a few seconds every few minutes. And because our blink rate goes right down
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Limiting Beliefs & Why Positive Affirmations Don’t Work…

Limiting Beliefs & Why Positive Affirmations Don’t Work…

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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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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