All Advice, Ideas & Planning articles – Page 11

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    Re-opening the workplace in a post-lockdown world


    By Phil Jones MBE, Managing Director of Business Technology Solutions Provider, Brother UK As boxer Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” A shrewd observation from arguably one of boxing’s greats. To be world champion, you’ve got to adapt your game plan ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Barmouth Beach Club


    “Most of our customers wouldn’t normally have been able to stay in Barmouth, so the people we will be bringing in will be fresh customers for other local businesses too,” Anthony Olley, Director. Barmouth Beach Club is a centre providing holiday accommodation for disabled people and their carers. Anthony Olley ...

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    How This 29 Year Old From Northern Ireland Became One Of The World’s Top Experts In Digital Marketing and Growth


    At the ripe old age of 29, Joshua Neilly is already one of the world’s top experts in digital marketing and growth. Named the Ulster Bank Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019, he’s carved out a niche for himself in the fast-paced world of online commerce. But if things ...

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    The route forward for worker safety in the office


    By Andrew Johnson MD at PowWowNow The government has published its ‘roadmap’ for progressively lifting lockdown restrictions, but many are asking for further clarity over how to ensure the safety of workers as we begin to reopen the economy. With companies responsible for worker safety, business leaders need to know ...

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    Less Than One Third of UK Employees Feel Like They Belong


    Just 32 percent of UK office workers feel as though they completely belong within their company, despite this being essential in order for employees to feel motivated and loyal, according to new research. In fact, over a third claim they have no bond with their employer at all. Interestingly, men ...

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    The Good Food Fund Picks its first winning brands


    The successful applicants for ​ Mission Ventures​ ’ new accelerator programme as part of The Good Food Fund ​ have been announced. The seven winning brands were chosen from over 120 applications received from UK based healthier food and drink brands. Initially launched pre-lockdown in March, the UK based programme ...

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    Office Hacks: Four essentials for your small business


    Starting a new business venture can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging things a person can do. Whether fuelled by passion or the desire to earn more money, putting your new brand into the marketplace is not for the faint of heart!

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    6 mistakes killing your referral marketing programme


    Contribution by Sophia King, Mention Me. Originally featured here . For years, we’ve shouted about one thing. We’ve written blogs and guides on it, hosted events explaining it, even won awards celebrating it. You’ve guessed it. We’re talking about referral marketing. We’ve said a lot ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Spotnails


    “We have huge ambitions for the company and the support from the Development Bank of Wales is crucial to achieving these. We are securing relationships and working with several manufacturers with strong brands to sell into the UK. We want to become the largest independent distributor of these types of ...

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    Behind the brand: Taking stock


    By Pala Eyewear I have to admit that I am still very much adjusting to a life that feels at every turn to have been impacted by the ‘whirlwind’ of COVID-19. I suspect I am not alone, and as I write this well into the swing of self-isolation, this enforced ...

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    EasyBreathing secures deal to supply 30 million frontline workers with PPE!


    The shortage of certified PPE in the UK during the current pandemic has been headline news for weeks. It was this headline news that led three Cheltenham entrepreneurs to form the most phenomenal partnership! In the first two weeks of lockdown EasyBreathing successfully imported over two million units of PPE ...

  • Joe Binder

    8 Learnings from 2 Years of Bootstrapping a Company


    By Joe Binder, WOAW I love running a business, but there’s no denying it has its highs and lows. I’ve grabbed every opportunity to be open about the realities of entrepreneurial life, even when it’s meant delving into my insecurities in a very public way . My first two years ...

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    How challenger brands disrupt with referral marketing


    Contribution by Sophia King, Mention Me. Originally featured here . Remember the first time you heard of Uber? You probably had no idea what it was. But before long it seemed to come up in almost every conversation. Next thing you know, you’re talking about Uber-ing places and can’t remember ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: OpenGenius


    “We’re proud to be based in Wales, and firmly believe that Ayoa can help people improve their work processes around the globe," Chris Griffiths, owner and founder. Cardiff-based OpenGenius develops high-tech software for innovators and creative teams. Its app, Ayoa, has been used by teams and individuals from Disney, Harvard ...

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    Hancock plays straight bat as he tries to deal with curved questions


    At the latest government Covid-19 press briefing, the heath secretary Matt Hancock was forced to deal with a barrage of questions concerning Dominic Cummings. Mr Hancock focused on falling infections rates, deaths and a possible Covid-19 treatment but was forced to deal with a series of questions either directly or ...

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    Why you should build referral into your 2020 marketing plans


    Contribution by Angela Southall, Mention Me. Originally featured here . It’s that time of year when marketers take a look back at their marketing activity performance. What made the grade, what was bottom of the class, and what should be banished from your marketing toolbox, never to return? Hopefully, you’ll ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Ffwrnes Pizza


    “Smokey Pete and Sam Van Tân are out on the road cooking up a storm and now with the help of the Development Bank, we can also offer the good people of Cardiff an amazing taste of Italy right here in Cardiff Indoor Market. It’s a recipe for success,” Jeremy ...

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    Is this the end of the global brand?


    By Scott Mason, head of strategy, StormBrands. What does the future hold for global brands? For most of our lifetimes, increasing globalisation has been the prevailing trend. We hop on an aeroplane, communicate via email, eat strawberries in December. The pandemic, however, has thrown into sharp relief the rise in ...

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    When life throws you a curve ball


    When life throws you a curve ball, with Mich Turner MBE When life throws you a curve ball, should you dodge it, catch it or smash and volley it? Mich Turner is the founder of Little Venice Cake Company an award winning Entrepreneur, Qualified Food Scientist, Consultant, Brand Ambassador, Author ...

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    7 ways to transform your organisation from being data-rich but insight-poor…to becoming insight-rich


    By Data Cubed. Most businesses have the same problem when it comes to data… They are data-rich – with megabytes, gigabytes or terrabytes of data being stored, transferred and processed in their organisation everyday Yet they are insight-poor – with a lack of data-driven decision-making and no actionable ...