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Standing there in my Lycra

There was a valuable business lesson in my garage this week. After moving house, my road bike has been stored away in the garage for a few months but the lure of the road is once again calling. So I duly donned my cycling gear, lots of lycra and safety gear, you get the idea. When I…
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An Important Update about COVID-19

Currently there is a Government request to help make NHS ventilators. Any businesses who can support this effort – manufacturers and businesses with design, medical and logistics capabilities please see here. The COVID-19 crisis currently unfolding is affecting everyone, but certain industries and local businesses will carry a heavier burden than others. During these uncertain…
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Here are 5 everyday items you wouldn’t think were 3D-Printed

3D Printed solutions have transformed the way we manufacture products. Its fast turnaround and cheap production processes are incredibly appealing to manufacturers. Plastics among other common materials including metals, glass, ceramics, carbon fibre, and various resins, can be used in 3D Printing. This range in materials shows how versatile 3D printed technologies is, so here are 5…
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Angry Telemarketer

Why Telesell, when you can Telemarket?

“It’s that blasted company again, I’ve already told them I’M NOT INTERESTED. Why would they call me thinking I’d be interested in THAT!” Sound Familiar? We’ve all experienced those dreaded scripted sales calls where it is obvious that the caller has NO IDEA who you are. They’re calling number after number with a stagnant script…
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Conference Room

Are you a Leader? Or a Manager?

“Managers light a fire UNDER people; Leaders light a fire IN people.” – Kathy Austin Do you agree? I often debate the differences between a Manager and a Leader. Both are authoritative roles, but sometimes the line drawn to separate the two can SMUDGE. This makes it incredibly difficult to know when you are LEADING…
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Risk Taking

Are there Rewards in Risk-Taking?

Do you take risks? Do they seem too daunting? Maybe you risk take often but find it doesn’t reap enough rewards? It’s difficult to judge when taking risks is appropriate – you often hear how successful entrepreneurs met their success through acts of risk-taking. This doesn’t necessarily mean its worth adopting that type of business…
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Empowering the Company to Run Itself

As a business owner, what were your main reasons for starting your business? To expand, grow and run a successful company? To be your own boss and look after your family? Or is it to have the company run itself and still be profitable without your leadership? Empowering for Delegation In order to accomplish any…
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Keeping Customers Loyal

How do you keep your customers loyal? This is something that many companies struggle to do for many different reasons. Creating a strategy that works requires a lot of trial and error, plus an enormous amount of time as each company is different. One strategy that works for one market may not work for the…
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Budgeting – More than just Finance

Budgeting is a term you either love or hate. Often you will hear instances such as; Are we sticking to the budget? We are under budget or the dreaded – We’ve gone over budget.  However, a budget is not simply a restricted pot of money. Meeting Expectations Budgeting concerns so much more than just allocating…
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