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Is self-employment right for you?

Is self-employment right for you?

1st February 2018 |

By Shirley Hermiston At this time of year it’s likely that you’re still working towards a New Year’s resolution. For some people, changing jobs is high on the agenda, but what I’d like to...

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Is your marketing generating the leads you need?

Is your marketing generating the leads you need?

30th January 2018 | ,

By Paul Finch, Pulse Creative Marketing Do you find that you carry out a lot of marketing activity yet are disappointed with the results? It is so easy to think that because you are...

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We have a secret… don’t tell a soul… North East SMEs are innovating!

We have a secret… don’t tell a soul… North East SMEs are innovating!

29th January 2018 |

Throughout 2017 innovation has been a core part of the regional LEP’s Strategic Economic Plans and there is certainly an up surge amongst the regions SMEs. With companies like Kromek, Atom Bank and Sage...

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Business Hack day: Get involved

Business Hack day: Get involved

15th January 2018

By Kate Vogelsang, Birdsong Consultancy Birdsong Consultancy, a marketing and digital agency in Durham, are running a hack (sometimes known as a business challenge) for Willow Burn hospice, and are looking for businesses and...

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Reflecting on 2017

Reflecting on 2017

8th December 2017

By Paul McEldon, CEO  Another year has flown by and as I reflect on the past twelve months, I am extremely proud of what has been achieved. I am delighted to report that we...

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GDPR: facts and fictions

GDPR: facts and fictions

23rd November 2017 | ,

By Paul Clark, Jacksons Law Firm This image probably sums up many businesses’ attitudes to data protection – feeling a bit like you are lost in the Matrix with the threat of something sinister...

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Kick-start your business with Facebook marketing

Kick-start your business with Facebook marketing

22nd November 2017 | ,

By Shirley Hermiston, Business Support ManagerFacebook is a powerhouse when it comes to marketing a start-up business. Anybody who uses Facebook will know that what you post on there can spread like wildfire. Uploading...

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3 most likely reasons why your leads are not converting

3 most likely reasons why your leads are not converting

27th October 2017 |

By Norma Foster and Heather Townsend, author of ‘The Go-To Expert’. Do you find that you have good conversations with prospects which never quite seem to lead to paid work? You are not alone!...

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Brexit and the importance of taking up innovation funding

Brexit and the importance of taking up innovation funding

26th September 2017 |

By Jake Williams Between finishing my bachelor’s degree at the University of Leeds in May 2016 and starting my masters in September, the country voted to leave the European Union. With such a monumental...

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Starting a business when you’re young

Starting a business when you’re young

26th September 2017 |

By Shirley Hermiston Starting a business is now a serious option for young people in Sunderland, and there’s various reasons why many choose to go self-employed early on in life. Speak to some people...

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