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29 October 2014
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The 3 Steps To Successful Marketing

Someone said to me last week, ‘Sum up the basics of marketing in less than thirty words.’ Well, I always say if you can’t explain something simply, you probably don’t understand it, so I had a go: Find out who you are selling to, work out how to target them cost effectively, then tell them […]


8 October 2014
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Unlimited Holidays Are Working for Branson

Richard Branson’s new book The Virgin Way reveals that his head office staff are allowed to take as much holiday as they like as often as they choose. This is quite a change from when I worked for him. Many years ago, when I was working as what we would now call an intern in […]


21 August 2014
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The 14 Processes Of Business Management

In 1966, Marvin Bower in his book The Will To Manage said that business management was made up of 14 processes. It’s hard to think of any improvement on this list of the things you need to do to facilitate your people doing their tasks Setting objectives Planning strategy Establishing goals Developing a company philosophy […]


31 July 2014
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Familiarity Breeds Content

When I moved house, I found the tap handle in the downstairs loo was loose. The reason was simple, it looks like the kind you pull up to turn on but in fact it uses a more traditional twist action. Clearly more than one heavy handed person had pulled it and eventually managed to break […]


24 July 2014
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How To Attract Angel Investment

George Dibben, co-owner of the Winchester-based serviced office providers Hampshire Workspace and chair of the business investment network Angels 5k gives some insights into the process of investing in businesses. What Is Angels 5k? Angels 5k was set up by an accountant called Ken Ball. He had a lot of clients who had sold businesses […]