This Week’s hot topic: What business owners need to know about apprenticeship chnages

Are you ready for changes when it comes to apprenticeships? The government will embark on changes to apprenticeship laws in April as it hopes to create three million more apprentices by…

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Customer satisfaction: does your business measure up?  

Last month, the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index was released. A bi-yearly national measure of customer satisfaction, the index draws…

Chill Factore Reveals Olympian’s Top Tips!

The North’s premier visitor attraction, Chill Factore, caught up with two-time Winter Olympian, Ben Kilner, to get the low down…

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Preparing for 2017 in business rates

2016 was a tumultuous year for a variety of reasons. There were the celebrity deaths, there was Brexit, and there…

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Five things to look out for before investing into a Start-Up

The world of start-ups sounds very exciting; and it can be if you back a winner. But the reality is…

Go green at work

Office workers are being asked to do their bit for the environment and help boost the green credentials of their…

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5 steps to take when a web design project goes wrong

Website projects fail for many reasons. Technical barriers can prevent completion of a project in the way envisaged; people become…

North East schools must act over agency closure

HUNDREDS of North East schools could be without access to adequate e-safety advice and security resources when a Government-backed support…

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Tackle your challenges head-on and apply for a Business Project today

As we return to work at the start of a new year, it is often a time for reflection -…

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Want to scale your business? Then think franchise.

North East Lep's Business Growth Director, Colin Bell, discusses the advantages of franchising your business.  Some of the world’s most scalable…

How businesses can offer profitable omnichannel fulfilment

With more paths to purchase than ever before, retailers are under huge pressure to provide flexible fulfilment options and meet…

3 Ways to Kindle the Creativity Within Yourself

It is rightly said that creativity is experimenting, taking risks and inventing something after committing many mistakes. There’s probably no…

M&A deals: what tech startups need to know

With over $5tn in deals signed in 2015, it was a record breaking year for M&A activity. However, 2016 does…

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UK Ex-Pats Make Case For Move Stateside

Distressed Americans looking to flee Donald Trump’s Presidency swamped Google…

North East web design agency Peacock Carter delivers NHS contract

Web design agency Peacock Carter won the contract after impressing Sheffield…

Survey calls for businesses to have their say in cutting through red tape

Partners delivering a programme designed to help businesses cut through…

Monpellier offer different software solution in the North East & Cumbria

If every business is different then it begs to reason…

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Columnists Opinion
Chaos cafe: Don’t make an online ass of yourself when commenters get your social media goat

I’m often asked what ‘good’ social media practice is. But… can…

How improving skills will grow our economy

It’s an exciting time for the North East economy. We…

The security challenges of the UK’s coworking revolution

The coworking revolution has transformed business in the UK. However…

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Columnists Advice
Give the gift of growth to your business in 2017!

This time next year I would like to…… It’s a question…

Long-term temporary work benefits for your career and business

Temporary work is an essential part of the UK jobs…

The power of networking

By Steve Guest, managing director of Techconsult UK    Face-to-face networking…

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