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News from February 2013


26th February 2013

Did you know there’s an alternative form of financing for business?

Peer-to-peer lending for SME’s is on the increase because a lot of smaller businesses still find it difficult to borrow money at the moment.
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8th February 2013

How are you protecting your business?

Life can throw us many challenges; some may take us by surprise and others we may be well prepared for. What’s your plan if something goes wrong? Is your business protected?
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8th February 2013

EXIT PLANNING

As a business owner, it’s very easy to assume that you’ll sell your business when you’re ready and get the price you want for it. So surely there’s no need to worry about it years in advance?
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7th February 2013

"We tried marketing, it didn't work! What did we do wrong?"

It doesn’t matter whether you sell products or services. Whether your offer is a low cost commodity item or high value solution. If you don’t follow the rules of marketing you need to get lucky or your results will disappoint.
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7th February 2013

Is Business Networking the panacea for today’s demands?

We talk to Peter Motley owner of Business Networks East Midlands, a regular business network gathering which focuses on quality, select lunchtime meetings, and seminars in Nottingham, and from April 2013, Derby.
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7th February 2013

Rob Brown's Top 12 Tips for Networking

Exclusively on video for Love Business - Rob Brown, filmed 12 short videos for Love Business, each one highlighting and explaining a crucial networking skill or discipline. All aimed at making you more effective at networking, they are listed below.
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7th February 2013

Networking Guru - Rob Brown

If you have competitors, which pretty much everyone does, Rob Brown’s message is clear. All business is personal!
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7th February 2013

Donington Park, back on track!

In 2007 the Wheatcroft family sold a 150-year lease to a leisure company but, sadly, by 2009 it went into administration and Donington had to close.
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7th February 2013

Succeeding in a challenging world

For most businesses, the range of gloomy statistics provided by Government, employer organisations or individual economic commentators only confirm what they already know.
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7th February 2013

It’s the Law!

The UK Legal sector has experienced unprecedented change, but what does this mean for business?
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7th February 2013

From Olympics misfortune to HR guru!

Toni had left school with one single minded ambition, to become a full time athlete and to represent Great Britain in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
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7th February 2013

READY TO TAKE OFF

bmi regional’s iconic brand has been a familiar sight in the skies over the East Midlands for many years.
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7th February 2013

The Air Ambulance Service

TAAS is an umbrella organisation that provides three separate services; Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA), Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).
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7th February 2013

Focuses on innovation in 2013

The Finesse Collection is the East Midlands leading independent Hotel Group, James Blick built the group from humble beginnings.
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7th February 2013

The Real Gap

We often hear there are not enough qualified people across a host of sectors.
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7th February 2013

Qualifications alone are no longer enough...

New College Nottingham (ncn) has radically re-aligned its curriculum to meet the needs of business and the future growth sectors of the city. This is contributing to the ambitious and dynamic agenda for education and training to address the skills shortag
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7th February 2013

Results-driven and pragmatic, we offer innovative solutions for business, industry and the professions

Our universities contribute to the prosperity of the region through knowledge exchange, driving innovation, fostering creativity, and conducting research. They attract talented students to the region, many of whom will remain here after graduating to find
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7th February 2013

Equipping our students for the real world – our no1 priority

As a leading provider of Apprenticeship training in the East Midlands, Stephenson College works with both local and national companies.
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7th February 2013

How to out-think your competitors

What edge do you have over your competitors? If you are selling the same product or service to the same market, what can help you to stand out from the crowd?
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7th February 2013

World Marketing Guru Seth Godin points to East Midlands company Armadillo Merino® as a “High Flying Magical Brand”

Seth Godin is one of the world’s most widely read marketers, he is a marketing genius. His mantra is” you need to stand out because you are different”. People talk about you because you connect with their views and aspirations. You point out what’s import
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7th February 2013

Plan your dive, dive your plan

Since the recession hit in 2008 life has been tough for many businesses. Many have experienced reduced sales, tighter margins and find it harder to get paid on time.
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7th February 2013

Matlock-based YHA (England & Wales) awarded prestigious Investors in People Gold standard

The Derbyshire-based youth hostelling charity YHA (England & Wales) has established itself as one the region’s and UK’s top employers after being awarded Investors in People (IiP) Gold standard - one of the highest honours given to an organisation followi
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