Author Archives: Peter Morgan

Free business workshops for North East Derbyshire

If you are thinking about self-employment or starting a new business, there is free advice and start-up workshops for NE Derbyshire. The workshops cover three topics BE YOUR OWN BOSS – an introduction to working for yourself and useful tips … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Boss Workshop

I will be holding a Be Your Own Boss workshop at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce offices at Commerce Centre, Canal Wharf, Chesterfield S41 7NA on Thursday 12th April 2012. The workshop runs from 5.30 -7.30 pm and … Continue reading

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Red Tape – the beautiful excuse!

Along with doubtless thousands of others, I received an invitation from Number 10 to participate in the Red Tape challenge- disruptive business models – whatever that may mean. So let’s crack on with the topic. All those in favour of … Continue reading

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Business Advice Access Derbyshire

Where do I go for business help?   Welcome to the post public sector funded business support era! Just about now would-be business starters are finding that in most cases and most areas, there is nowhere to go for free … Continue reading

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Start-up business workshops – Chesterfield and Derby

 If you are thinking of starting a business but are not sure how to go about it, the Derbyshire Enterprise Agency may be able to help. For a taster of what’s involved in setting up for yourself, they are offering … Continue reading

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Customer Service – make a problem a business winner

I’d like to let you know about an example of excellent service that turned a disgruntled customer (me) into an avid fan. The company concerned is Turner Guitars near Doncaster. About six months ago I bought a Turner electro-acoustic guitar … Continue reading

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Great resource for carers of stroke victims

Do you know a stroke victim? Here’s a really great idea for anyone who is helping to care for a loved one who has suffered a stroke. Created by Julie Dyg from her experience of caring for her own mother, … Continue reading

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Riots and the Business Community

I’ve left a bit of time before putting digit to keyboard on this one, because sometimes you need to think things through. Having lived and worked in several of the areas in London where rioting occurred (no I don’t think … Continue reading

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New Enterprise Allowance Mentoring

The first wave of mentors to work with New Enterprise Allowance applicants, the Government has recruited via secondment from the banks – presumably or at least hopefully small business advisers. A wider mentor recruitment is planned which we can hope … Continue reading

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New Enterprise Allowance

What financial help can I get to start my business? Sadly I’m old enough to remember the old Enterprise Allowance Scheme which I have to say was not much more than a cynical attempt to reduce the jobless figures. However … Continue reading

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