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A Basic Introduction to Wine Investment

Luxury investments (such as art, jewellery, classic cars and fine wine) have become a popular alternative for investors over the last twenty years. In autumn 2017, the Knight Frank Luxury Index (KFLI) reported substantial growth in fine wine markets, making it the top performing option for luxury investors. From the report: Wine, up 25%, was
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What Marketing Translators Can offer the Tourism Industry

With its contribution of six-trillion pounds to the global economy, tourism is one of the most important industries in the world. However, it has many cultural boundaries to overcome. For example, a single destination has to speak an array of languages if it wants to attract a wide variety of visitors. Then throw the digital
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How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

There comes a point when growth plateaus and you chug along at the same level. So, it’s time for a new plan. A plan that’ll drive your business forward and take it to the next level. Customer Focus and Talent Development In 2015, Brand Learning Published Growth Drivers an in-depth study looking at some of
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This Book Means Business – Alison Jones

As you know our book for June is This Book Means Business by Alison Jones. We’re very excited about this book and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book!  This Book Means Business is a practical, accessible handbook for anyone thinking about writing a book to build their business, with a wide range of tips and
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7 Ways to Make your Commute More Productive

For many people, the commute into work can seem like a huge waste of time and not to mention monotonous and mundane – yet there are so many ways you can make this time productive and start your day off right. Most people utilise their commute time to work on side projects, catch up on
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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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Do I Really Need Web Hosting?

Do I really need web hosting? The quick and easy answer to this question is yes if you have a website. Here at Black Nova Designs Ltd we have businesses move to us almost daily, as our hosting offers increased web traffic, optimised images, and impressive load speed to name only a few of the
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Our Book for May – Fight Like a Girl: The Power of Being a Woman by Lisa Bevere

What is the strength of the woman? […] What should upset a woman? And what would fighting like a girl look like if it was done right? We’ve come a long way with destroying gender stereotypes, but there still quite a bit to do. With society still constantly attempting to place women in a box,
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Are You Really Charging Your Worth?

One of the biggest problems women come up against in business is pricing their business services. This all comes down to knowing your value. How do we determine value? Well we start by looking at what you’re providing your ideal client, both tangibly and intangibly. So your service may result in your client gaining more
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Stop Firefighting, 5 Steps to Start Improving Now!

We need to guarantee the perfect customer experience every time we interact with them; ensuring they return and refer us to others. How do we make sure that this happens? How do we put things right if they go wrong? The system of quality assurance is prevention, putting good practices in place to make sure
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