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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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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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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

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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Apologies for absence and not keeping up with comments!

Sincere apologies folks but urgent family matters had take over my life for the past few months and maintaining the blog went to the very back of the burner. Fortunately the situation has now improved a lot -aged relatives re-settled … Continue reading

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how well is my business doing? Here’s a booklet written by David Buchler of Templewood, Ian Gray of Baronsmead Consulting and myself on the key indicators for the health of a business. If you’ve ever grappled with EBITDA, this should help to make it simpler… and … Continue reading

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Give customers a sign!

Ways to promote your new business with next to no money.  1. Use your car or van. At the very least make sure you have your web site address and telephone number on your rear window but if you can … Continue reading

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Free training and advice

The ebusiness club – loads of excellent advice for free!  If you are a small business based in the East Midlands then do check out These guys run some absolutely brilliant training and seminars on all internet based business topics … Continue reading

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