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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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Networking and the microwave mentality

Networking and the microwave mentality

30th January 2017 |

By Lilla Preston I heard it said recently that business networking is ‘inherently distasteful’ because its objective was for the sole purpose of self-advancement. This does seem a somewhat extreme viewpoint. Or you just...

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BIC goes smarter with platinum award

BIC goes smarter with platinum award

12th January 2017 |

By Louise Hardy  As we begin a new year, I am delighted to share that the North East BIC have been awarded the Platinum Accreditation Award by Go Smarter to Work (GSTW). Over the...

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12 days of start up: Day twelve, what now?

12 days of start up: Day twelve, what now?

22nd December 2016 |

By Shirley Hermiston  This series of blogs will help us countdown to Christmas providing some useful information to those of you who are considering self-employment and hopefully get you on the right path to...

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12 days of start up: Day eleven, Location, location, location

12 days of start up: Day eleven, Location, location, location

22nd December 2016 |

By Shirley Hermiston  This series of blogs will help us countdown to Christmas providing some useful information to those of you who are considering self-employment and hopefully get you on the right path to...

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12 days of start up: Day 10, Working from home

12 days of start up: Day 10, Working from home

21st December 2016 |

By Shirley Hermiston  This series of blogs will help us countdown to Christmas providing some useful information to those of you who are considering self-employment and hopefully get you on the right path to...

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12 days of start up, Day nine: Network, Network, Network!

12 days of start up, Day nine: Network, Network, Network!

19th December 2016 |

By Shirley Hermiston  This series of blogs will help us countdown to Christmas providing some useful information to those of you who are considering self-employment and hopefully get you on the right path to...

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12 days of start up – Day eight, How to promote your business

12 days of start up – Day eight, How to promote your business

19th December 2016 |

By Shirley Hermiston  So you have completed your market research, you know your competitors, your business plan is in place and you’ve named your business? Ready to start telling the world about your business?...

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12 days of start up: Day seven, Tax and National Insurance

12 days of start up: Day seven, Tax and National Insurance

16th December 2016 |

By Shirley Hermiston This series of blogs will help us countdown to Christmas providing some useful information to those of you who are considering self-employment and hopefully get you on the right path to...

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12 days of start up: Day six, what’s in a name?

12 days of start up: Day six, what’s in a name?

16th December 2016 |

By Shirley Hermiston Everyone knows the importance of choosing the right business name. An effective, memorable business name can be the difference between failure and success and should reflect the type of business you...

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