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Date: 13/09/2018 | By: Andy Phillips
Back injuries are common in the workplace and are typically the result of a strain or sprain to back ligaments or muscles, the spinal cord, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum or coccyx. What’s more, you do not need to work in a labour-intensive job to experience back problems. We can all maintain back health by keeping these tips in mind during the working day: Take small breaks throughout the working day and stretch regularly. Manage stress level to reduce discomfort… Read More
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Date: 13/09/2018 | By: Andrew Bradley
Andrew Bradley, takes a look at some of the matters you need to consider from a legal point of view when starting your own business.  For further information, please contact Andrew@bradleyhayneslaw.co.uk or call 010-5 900919. Structuring your Business How you decide to structure your business is important to its success and how you intend to expand in the future. Why is it important to choose the right structure for your business? There are many ways in which you can structure… Read More
task lists to boost your productivity
Date: 06/09/2018 | By: Mike Gardner
How do you boost your productivity, to the point where you can get 400+ tasks completed each year, 3 tasks at a time? It sounds like a big number, but it's possible to do, and still have time for your friends and family. The system is built around three types of lists - a master task list, an action today list and a "waiting on" list. [capture_email]This strategy to boost your productivity comes from BizSmart Select Member Mike Gardner, aka The… Read More
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Date: 28/08/2018 | By: lizpaintercommacomma
Citrus Computing Case Study   The Company   When Breda Hadley and her business partner Keith Rose first launched their business Citrus Computing, back in 2011, they initially ran their business from Breda’s home. As it grew it took over additional rooms in the home and 14 months later they moved to larger premises where the garage had been converted into a fully functioning office.   Based in Kidderminster, the company offers its customers the whole range of IT services which include support, consultancy and installation through to networking, new servers,… Read More
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Date: 21/08/2018 | By: Paul Rhodes
I’ve heard this response more times than I care to remember. I’m in a prospect’s office, typically the Owners with a large bookcase of business classics like Gitomer’s “Sales Bible” and Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” and everything is going well. I never promise anything too early, I’m not a YES man, instead I’m there to understand the company, it’s motivation and what needs to be delivered to determine a successful outcome. Before I get into my opinion, based on… Read More
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Date: 21/08/2018 | By: Sara Marrett
Ever heard the phrase “Humans have a shorter attention span than a goldfish”? Perhaps you have quoted it yourself. This attention-grabbing headline has spread like wildfire in recent years as many have nodded, shrugged and added “Well of course, technology and smart phones are to blame!”  And if we say it and hear it enough, we may start to believe it without question. But after some digging on the topic, the BBC found the statistics behind the observation to be… Read More
One Way To Decide When To Sell
Date: 21/08/2018 | By: Kevin Brent
  How do you know the right time to sell your company? One answer to this age-old question is that the time to sell is when someone else is willing to invest more in your business than you are.   When you start a business, nobody is willing to invest in its success more than you. You’ve already worked a 40-hour week by Wednesday and, if you’re like most founders, you’ve invested a big chunk of your liquid assets to… Read More
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Date: 20/08/2018 | By: Gill Hutchinson
Top 10 tips for marketing success   How do you market a small business? With marketing it’s not a case of “one size fits all” and marketing your business in a way that’s tried and tested for small business is going to be the most effective strategy. That's the best route to marketing success.   BizSmart Core Adviser Gill Hutchinson of Aardvark Marketing Consultants is an experienced marketer, having worked with SMEs on their marketing over the last thirteen years. If… Read More
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Date: 20/08/2018 | By: Ian
It’s all about the cash   Meghan Trainor’s song said its "All About That Bass" but in business, we know that in reality, it’s all about the cash. This week’s webinar focuses on how to find the cash in your business and suggests some questions that every business owner should be asking on a regular basis.   It also focuses on borrowing for working capital where appropriate and explores different funding methods.   The webinar is delivered by BizSmart Select Member… Read More