Decanting – should we or shouldn’t we?

In recent months the question of decanting wine has been debated at length. For those of us entertaining friends and family over the festive season, this is a timely debate. Perhaps the most obvious question is “Should wine be decanted? And the second is “Which wines, if any, improve most by being decanted?” Is it […]

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Six mistakes for start-ups to avoid

Starting up a new business can be an exciting time. However, it’s not a simple process and there are a number of pitfalls which should be avoided if you want to ensure your launch is a success. Insufficient Funds Very rarely does any business just ‘start’ trading. Quite often it can be weeks or even […]

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Is your business capable of growth?

I’ve recently been accepted as an approved GrowthAccelerator Coach and been incredibly impressed with the success of the service. The service was started to help businesses achieve controlled, accelerated growth through the provision of tailored coaching programmes, access to high-growth workshops and match funding for training. It’s a unique service led by some of the […]

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Health and Safety at work

From one-man businesses through to international organisations, health and safety at work has a key role to play – not just in creating a safe working environment, but also in contributing to a credible professional reputation. Whatever your business, you must have the expertise to work in partnership with you Successful organisations are increasingly realising […]

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The importance of communication

There are so many forms of communication nowadays it is really easy to lose track – all those forms designed to make our lives easier. It’s amazing what can be achieved with effective communication that has the right processes and systems to be able to back it up. Imagine being able to order a dishwasher […]

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How do I get started in social media?

As the presenter of The Social Media Show, this is a question I get asked a lot. The main thing to realise is that social media is a doorway to connect with people, not a way to bang out cheap marketing. It’s not about mass communication. Many businesses approach social media as a way to […]

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Spring clean your networking know-how

Networking is something which all good businesses do because they understand that it can provide a strategic, cost-effective route to market. In today’s hyper-connected business world, it’s as much a case of what you know as who you know – despite a plethora of technology, people still buy people. Being in the right place at […]

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