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Spotting a gap in the market and using it for good!

Spotting a gap in the market and using it for good!

18th June 2019 |

Spotting a gap in the market is how we all think about business success. This is one of the classic key success factors in business. If someone has spotted a gap in the market...

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Are you ready for co-working?

Are you ready for co-working?

17th June 2019

Open Space co-working at the BIC brings together freelancers from across our region to share a modern, open plan workspace. It’s a great way to work independently yet still have people to talk to...

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Working Parents: How do you do it all?!

Working Parents: How do you do it all?!

7th June 2019 | ,

By Katie Bulmer-Cooke, Business Woman and Working Mam! Katie Bulmer-Cooke speaks to the BIC about running her own business, the benefits of flexible working and the dreaded ‘mam guilt’. Since having my second baby...

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How to make your customers feel valued

How to make your customers feel valued

29th May 2019

By Shirley Hermiston, Business Support Manager ‘The Customer is King’ is an age-old axiom and one of the most commonly used phrases in business, helping companies secure repeat custom since the dawn of time....

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Top tips for Instagram success

Top tips for Instagram success

24th May 2019 |

By Jane Moscardini, Marketing Manager, Listen and Like  With 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram is now proving to be a popular marketing platform for businesses. The founder of Listen and Like lists her...

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Our checklist for a stress-free office move

Our checklist for a stress-free office move

17th May 2019

By Donna Surtees, Centre Manager  One of the most stressful things in life is moving home. But no one mentions moving office! Think positively, this is the next step of your business. Use our...

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Social enterprise: How entrepreneurs are shaping communities and changing the world

Social enterprise: How entrepreneurs are shaping communities and changing the world

16th May 2019

By Jane Imrie, Bdaily Correspondent  “I took a risk by taking it on, because I could see the value to the community and the wider society of continuing to offer that service. It’s quite...

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How to market your business using Instagram

How to market your business using Instagram

24th April 2019 |

By Shirley Hermiston, Business Support Manager Social media has opened up a world of new opportunities to SMEs since the turn of the millennium, from MySpace churning out a string of successful record labels...

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How to market your start-up on a budget

How to market your start-up on a budget

20th March 2019 |

By Shirley Hermiston, Business Support Manager So, you’ve decided to take the bold move of launching a business – you have a name, you have a brand and you have the products or services...

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A City of Social Entrepreneurs

A City of Social Entrepreneurs

21st February 2019

By Kevin Marquis, Social Enterprise Manager  A recent report by financial firm Paymentsense ranks Sunderland third in a list of the top 15 cities which offer the best environment to start a new business....

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