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Feel the fear and do it anyway 17th January 2014

Why do we do things that put the fear of God in to us? I am in Naples, having travelled here on Friday to start a 2 month programme working with an established business...

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Don’t get caught out – fill in your tax return today 17th January 2014

The next two weeks will see so many people doing the same thing, frantically searching in drawers and filing cabinets for documents, statements and other vital pieces of information required to fill out their...

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Mobile Innovation 15th January 2014

It was reported that this is the year where there will be more mobile subscriptions than people in the world. The International Telecoms Union predicts that subscriptions will pass seven billion early in 2014....

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The year that was 13th January 2014

I was very pleased to receive a letter from the Port of Tyne this month which highlighted their previous 12 months and plans for the future. For in any economy the shipping industry plays...

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New year, new business? 8th January 2014

The end of 2013 was a positive one for business start-ups in the North East, with research from Duport.co.uk revealing a record number of companies established in Sunderland for the second year in a...

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Following on… 19th December 2013

I just want to add to Paul’s message and congratulate him and the team for their continued hard work, commitment and enthusiasm over the last 12 months. I must admit I thought it would...

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Christmas Wishes from Paul McEldon 19th December 2013

Christmas is nearly upon us and as the New Year looms ever closer, BIC Chief Executive, Paul McEldon pauses to consider some of the highs that 2013 delivered. As is usually the case at...

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Ready for business and ready to borrow 11th December 2013

Banks are being advised to offer more transparency to current account customers, particularly when it comes to overdraft charges. A study by consumer watchdog Which?, compared 21 current accounts currently available and found that...

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Countdown to awards deadline fast approaching 1st November 2013

Time is running out for businesses in the region to enter the North East Business Awards 2014 and to have the chance of being recognised among the cream of business excellence, innovation and outstanding...

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Let 2013 be the year you launch your business 19th December 2012

What better way to end 2012 than with the news that a recent survey shows 63% of students are now looking to start a business. The report was compiled by national enterprise campaigns StartUp...

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