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Be Visual – See the Bigger Picture

Be Visual – See the Bigger Picture

As your business grows you will need to re-evaluate roles and resources and adjust how you deliver your product or service to your customer. This is can be a nice problem to have but opportunities also pose as risks to the business coping mechanisms. The important thing is to make sure the growth is sustainable
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How to Become the Business Leader You Want to Be

Over and again I meet business leaders and managers with wonderful potential … who see themselves as far less able than they are. The fact is, if we start to behave as the business leader we wish to become, whatever your role, success will arrive hundred times faster. Over and over I see business leaders
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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

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?

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

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 Connect With Your Customers Online – Tips on Taking a DIY Profile Photo

How To Connect With Your Customers Online – Tips on Taking a DIY Profile Photo

People want to, and need to be able to see the person (or people) behind the business to be able to form a connection with your business. If your customer feels connected with your business they are much more likely to buy from you! A great tool to form connections with your customers is through
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How to Protect Your Reputation

It was so lovely to have Lorna Jackson from Advance and Get Noticed with us at the Southampton meeting talking about everything PR. As I sat and listened to her, I found myself having a conversation in my head with my critic. It was listening to the stories of the other people and muttering that my
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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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Focus on the Opportunities not the Barriers to Women in Engineering

Focus on the Opportunities not the Barriers to Women in Engineering

Growing up I was inquisitive. How did things work? Could I take them apart and fix them when they didn’t? I also loved cars an unusual love you might say for a girl, but that’s where it all goes wrong at an early age the stereotypes are still there. When I was in school girls
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