Business Development, Business Journey

Knowing how to negotiate and when to stop! My Dragons’ Den Review of Episode 3 for Enterprise Nation

Here is my review of the third episode in the current series of Dragons' Den for Enterprise Nation, which highlights some key business lessons. 1. Be a great negotiator, but know when to stop Negotiation skills are vital in business. However, when pitching for work, you need to be clear about how far you are… Continue reading Knowing how to negotiate and when to stop! My Dragons’ Den Review of Episode 3 for Enterprise Nation

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Business Development

Copying, Competition or a Compliment?

What do you do when someone blatantly copies what you are doing? Your initial reaction may be to go in all guns blazing but what are you going to achieve? Copying your work or plagiarising your content is actually actionable and you are perfectly within your rights to challenge this behaviour, especially if it is… Continue reading Copying, Competition or a Compliment?

Business Development

Customer Loyalty: How do you retain your customers?

There are various reasons that a person or business remains loyal to a particular brand, however traditional loyalty is often forgotten, over price. Many independent retailers have gone out of business when a large retail chain supplies goods at discounted prices, without comprising on quality. Consumers are prepared to settle for a little less convenience… Continue reading Customer Loyalty: How do you retain your customers?

Business Journey

Sandra Garlick appointed to FSB Women In Enterprise Taskforce

LOCAL businesswoman Sandra Garlick has been appointed to a national taskforce which aims to promote women in enterprise. The taskforce has been set up by business organisation Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to champion the needs of UK’s female SME owners. Ms Garlick will join 14 other small business leaders from across the UK to… Continue reading Sandra Garlick appointed to FSB Women In Enterprise Taskforce