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Let’s dump the term ‘not-for-profit’

Let’s dump the term ‘not-for-profit’

16th October 2018 |

By Kevin Marquis, Social Enterprise Manager at the North East Business and Innovation Centre We have the private sector, which is ‘for personal profit’, the public sector, which is statutory, and the third sector...

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How to start a business with scaling up in mind

How to start a business with scaling up in mind

27th September 2018 |

By Shirley Hermiston, Business Support Manager at North East BIC If you can dream it, you can do it. So if you’re thinking of starting a business, why not dream big? When thinking big...

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5 reasons why your online shop needs a Mobile Webpage

24th September 2018

By Leanne Thompson, freelancer The amount of people browsing the web on mobile devices – including smartphones and tablets – is growing at an extremely fast rate. Unfortunately, many websites were built with only...

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Three unusual business lessons

Three unusual business lessons

10th September 2018 |

1) Pricing Just after setting up my business nearly twenty years ago, I went on a course at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). The course title was simple and timely for...

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Help change the world by becoming a social entrepreneur

Help change the world by becoming a social entrepreneur

29th August 2018 |

By Kevin Marquis, Social Enterprise Manager at the North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC). The BIC is proud to announce that it can now offer specialist advice services to support those that dream...

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Business Model Canvas

16th August 2018

Put simply, the Business Model Canvas is a one page business plan. Initially developed by Swiss business theorist, author and consultant Alexander Osterwalder, this strategic planning tool is used by many organisations across the...

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Developing a Fear of Rejection? Why Facebook’s ‘clear history’ doesn’t have to be the end of a beautiful relationship

Developing a Fear of Rejection? Why Facebook’s ‘clear history’ doesn’t have to be the end of a beautiful relationship

13th July 2018 |

Original article by HoneyBadger Mark Zuckerberg was scarified for his recent performance in front of Congress for a few things, but it was his weak grasp of the detail with regards to how Facebook...

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Winning new customers shouldn’t be a puzzle

Winning new customers shouldn’t be a puzzle

28th June 2018 | ,

By Shirley Hermiston Attracting customers to your new business is like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube – you have to be creative. It may be quite simple to solve one face of the...

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7 Top Tips for “Creating Outstanding Customer Service”

7 Top Tips for “Creating Outstanding Customer Service”

18th June 2018 | ,

By Ted Stone, Chief Executive, Customer First UK Putting the Customer First® – The National Standard for customer service is an excellent developmental tool which promotes all levels of on-going customer service improvement. Chief...

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The effects of digital technology on professional photography

The effects of digital technology on professional photography

12th June 2018

By Ian McClelland, Director of Ian McClelland Photography The call came in: “Ian, can you write a blog on the advancements of technology in the photography sector?” Now, this came as a bit of...

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