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Innovation funding surge shaping the future of North East business

Innovation funding surge shaping the future of North East business

28th June 2017 | ,

By Peter Graham, New Skills Consulting Businesses across the UK are gearing up to take advantage of a surge in Government innovation investment. The North East BIC and local funding specialist, Peter Graham, have...

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How to avoid losing your data to Ransomware

How to avoid losing your data to Ransomware

23rd June 2017 |

By Colin Turnbull, BIC IT Manager The recent “WannaCry” Ransomware not only hit the headlines by crippling the NHS, but it also hit hundreds of thousands of organisations in over 150 countries. The “WannaCry”...

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Boost Your Business: growth and scaling up

Boost Your Business: growth and scaling up

5th June 2017 | ,

By Shirley Hermiston, business support manager There are many different strategies to grow a business. Experts suggest that you have to trial different strategies and even fail in your attempts before you learn how...

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The BIC supports work experience student

The BIC supports work experience student

2nd June 2017 |

By Thomas Embleton The North East Business and Innovation Centre welcomed Patrick Somers on a work experience so he could gain key skills and knowledge from various different sectors. Patrick spent time with the different...

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Don’t be shy when it comes to networking

Don’t be shy when it comes to networking

25th April 2017 |

By Shirley Hermiston, business support manager As a new business, it’s important to get your name out there. If you have been working with one of our business advisers here at the North East...

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Business mentors – good for business

Business mentors – good for business

29th March 2017 | ,

I recently read with interest an article by Katie Bulmer-Cooke, highlighting the need for mentors to share their knowledge with others who are just starting out in the world of business. I was delighted...

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Choosing the right space for your business

Choosing the right space for your business

27th March 2017 |

By Donna Surtees, Centre Manager Looking for premises is an exciting time for any business, especially if it’s your first. But you shouldn’t be swayed by the first place you see, do your research,...

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Could a franchise help shape your career?

Could a franchise help shape your career?

9th March 2017 |

By Shirley Hermiston Here at the BIC I get to hear about all kinds of weird and wonderful business ideas. We often talk about the reasons people start a new business and where the...

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Does size really matter? The best kept secret for job seekers

Does size really matter? The best kept secret for job seekers

27th February 2017 |

By Lilla Preston There is a best kept secret for job seekers – that there are big opportunities for you in small businesses. My own career has taken many turns, most I have to...

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Starting a business… Is it for you?

Starting a business… Is it for you?

31st January 2017 |

By Shirley Hermiston The start of a New Year is usually the time when we allow ourselves to take a step back and reflect on the year that’s just ended. A time to take...

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