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Date: 11/06/2019 | By: Gill Hutchinson
A multi-touch campaign requires thought. In reality everything requires thought, but sometimes when we are busy it is all too easy to simply think “that’ll do.” Going too far the other way doesn’t work either. Getting stuck in the “it has to be perfect” mentality can cause paralysis. The advantage about working with us, is that we have a good process for ensuring that the touches are designed, created and implemented to a high standard in the required time frame.… Read More
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Date: 11/06/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
NEW EPISODE……          Mark Nash is quite a humble guy.  As you’ll hear in our chat, Mark describes Nash Business Systems as a team of software developers, based in Redditch - but they are so much more than that.   Going back to 2009, Mark did some work for his Dad - and it was that family link that kick started the business, and started Mark on his ScaleUp journey.   Over the past 10 years, Nash… Read More
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Date: 06/06/2019 | By: lizpaintercommacomma
IT support doesn’t always sound like an exciting topic – but not getting it right can have a huge negative impact on a business.   What would happen if your servers went down for an hour? A day? A week? How much would it cost your business if none of your staff could use their computers?   Matthew Parsons of Surf Tech IT is one of our hand-picked BizSmart Select Members – someone we recommend to our own clients when… Read More
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Date: 04/06/2019 | By: Andy Phillips
We all hear and read about the big names that have their systems hacked or suffer a loss of data – NHS, EE and British Airways, to name but a few.  But it’s not just big firms that are being targeted. Here are just a few findings from the latest survey by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: 32% of businesses experienced a breach in the past 12 months 19% of businesses had to stop staff from carrying… Read More
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Date: 04/06/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
The very best time to sell your business is when someone wants to buy it. While it can be tempting to continue to grow your business forever – particularly when things are going well -- that decision comes with a significant downside.  Take a look at the story of Rand Fishkin who started his entrepreneurial journey when he joined his mother’s marketing agency as a partner: When Fishkin realised how much his Mom’s customers were struggling to get Google to… Read More
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Date: 04/06/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
  No matter where we are on our scale-up journey, it's vitally important that we've got a reliable source of new clients, of leads coming through the door. Doesn't matter whether we're a start-up and we've literally just got our logo and we've got some stationery or whether we're quite a large business, but we're looking to get to that next stage in our scale-up journey.   We've still got to be able to get a really good, reliable, regular… Read More
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Date: 28/05/2019 | By: Matthew Parsons
There are so many things to think about when setting up a new business.   In this guide, I’m going to outline the key areas to focus on when setting up a new business from scratch. Keeping things simple so you can focus on winning new business is the goal of this guide.    1) Website & Email    Quite often when a new business is formed the business name is decided upon and a quick visit to a website host… Read More
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Date: 27/05/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
NEW EPISODE……      There’s not many people that could draw the career line from accountancy to assistance for deaf people - but that’s the journey that Clare Vale has been on.   An accountant by trade, she joined Sign Solutions in 2005 and quickly moved up the company, helping it to pretty much double in size - both in staff numbers and turnover.   As Managing Director she has moved the company onto contracted work, mainly with public sector… Read More
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Date: 24/05/2019 | By: lizpaintercommacomma
This month we have a case study within a case study. If you like success stories, it’s one you’ll want to read.   We interviewed BizSmart Select Member Nigel Dunand – from Sandler Training – who helps organisations build top-flight sales teams…   And we also interviewed Suzi Viljoen – Head of Sales at Supra UK, The Key Safe Company – to find out how she and her management team and sales team benefited from working with Nigel.   First… Read More