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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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Winter in Venice

Winter in Venice

19th February 2019

Elaine Wilson, Eccentric England  Aspiring entrepreneur Elaine Wilson is using the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme to help develop her new business as a travel blogger. Spending two months within a travel and tourism...

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Wellbeing in the workplace: Why is it important?

Wellbeing in the workplace: Why is it important?

14th February 2019

By Katie Harding, Narrative Communications We’ve seen an increased recognition of the importance of wellbeing in the workplace over the past few years, but do you really understand what it is and why it’s...

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Making Tax Digital

12th February 2019

Making Tax Digital is the government’s flagship scheme that requires online tax filing and payment, as well as digital record keeping. All business taxes will be part of the scheme, but only Making Tax...

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An existential thought for business

An existential thought for business

30th January 2019

By Mark Walsh, Founder and CEO of Lighthouse Therapy Group Our alarm goes off before the sun comes up, we follow our everyday morning routine of having a shower, a cuppa which we drink...

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New year new business

New year new business

24th January 2019

By Shirley Hermiston, Business Support Manager The Christmas and New Year celebrations are officially over and it’s back to reality and back to business. The New Year is often a time to take on...

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Digital marketing made simple – 5 tactics for delivering a strong digital plan

Digital marketing made simple – 5 tactics for delivering a strong digital plan

17th January 2019 |

By HoneyBadger In an increasingly digital world where the average person spends nearly 9 hours per day on digital devices, it’s essential for small businesses to not only understand digital marketing but to embrace...

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Reflecting on 2018

Reflecting on 2018

17th December 2018

By Paul McEldon, Chief Executive As we look forward to Christmas, it’s natural to look back and give thought to the year past… and what a year it has been! Dominated by the as...

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Is starting a business right for you?

Is starting a business right for you?

28th November 2018

By BIC Business Support Manager, Shirley Hermiston As the New Year approaches we can allow ourselves to take a step back and reflect on the year that’s about to end. It’s a time to...

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