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Peer 2 Peer – how your business can benefit

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Peer to peer networks are hitting the local business headlines across the country. Aimed at the SME business with a turnover of £100,000 plus, the idea is that being in a Peer2Peer network can  help you tackle the challenges your business may be facing as the Coronavirus Pandemic continues. Benefits Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are far more likely to improve their performance, but many prefer to take advice from trusted…

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Website Content – time for a shake up?

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With many years’ experience in writing for business – website content, for publication in the media or in printed form, we work hard to ensure that what you say about your company and its products and services is professionally written, easy to read and has the right tone of voice for your target market External freelance writing support can help you raise the profile of your business among your target audiences and give you more…

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2020 – how will your business grow?

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If you’re a business owner, have you thought about what your business is going to need in the coming year? Is it all down to you and your staff or could you use some extra help from a business adviser? You might be asking yourself – What exactly is a business adviser? What could a business adviser or consultant do for me? When would they be of most help to me or my business? What…

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Got the blues about blogging?

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It’s late February already. You were all set at the start of the year to get cracking on some new content for your website. But you’ve been busy, like me (and like lots of busy professionals I meet) and that bothersome blogging thing has already dropped off your to-do list. Or with springtime beckoning, you’ve started channelling Marie Kondo and found yourself busy a-tidying your desk? Or perhaps you’re just plain stuck and need some…

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Outrunning Risk – how to get in control and grow your business

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Struggling to find time to manage all the risks in your company? Know where to go to find out how to stay legal? It’s a challenge for busy MD’s and business owners. We know. So here’s a short event at Leicester Business Festival you should not miss! Book your place today. A FREE event  –  before or after the business day – and free food too, what’s not to like? Outrunning Risk – how to get…

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How to attract new customers

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One of the challenges faced by any business, any day of the week, is finding new customers. Marketing plans will vary from business to business but the goal’s usually the same – creating and keeping customers. You will need an overall strategy and then some tactics to put into play, short and longer term. But where’s the best place to start? Work out what the ideal customer looks like for you. What makes them a…

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Lessons from the pitch at Leicester Business Festival 2017

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Success in sport requires skill, a winning attitude and the right mind set, backed by a focussed, supportive team.  For sales success, your business also requires clear direction, a collective mindset and team targets that will help you create opportunities and deliver sales. In this FREE Leicester Business Festival 2017 workshop led by expert IBD East Midlands advisers, you will : – – Find out what a winning team looks like & what winners have in common – Understand…

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Business Bootcamp at Leicester Business Festival 2017

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Come along to a FREE fast-paced business workout session at Dock, Leicester, led by expert IBD East Midlands advisers and start getting your business into shape this autumn! You’ll look at four key areas in your business - sales, marketing, finance and people - and identify those weak spots stopping your business from growing. This event is aimed at existing businesses who want to accelerate growth. - Find out about the small business market place in the UK today - Understand...
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Marketing for Business Growth – Free Workshop in Leicester – Thursday July 6 2017

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Do you know how to get your service or product in front of more customers and how to persuade them to buy more? I am delivering this Marketing for Business Growth LLEP workshop in Leicester on Thursday 6 July. An experienced marketing, public relations and communications specialist, I support businesses to grow by engaging more effectively with their customers and target audiences. A haphazard approach to marketing could mean you’re missing out on some great opportunities…

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Want FREE help or grant funding to help you grow your business?

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If you’re a business owner with less than 250 FTE staff in Leicester or Leicestershire, did you know there’s free support on offer to help train your staff and improve their leadership skills? In spite of the challenging economic climate and rampant Brexit-phobia, there are also still many business grants to be had – and there will be – for a while yet. If you’re a Midlands manufacturer, there is ERDF grant funding available to part-fund many…

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