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Fire service Community Interest Company starts training

by Keith Newman

Fire bells were ringing loud and proud in County Durham recently to mark a double celebration. County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new Community Interest Company (CIC) to offer state of the art industrial and leadership training to individuals and businesses throughout the region and already, one long term unemployed trainee has found himself a prime role with a fire extinguisher safety company. The new CIC has been formed to offer training in specialist subjects in which…

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Good law/bad law - a cry for common sense

by Collyer Bristow

The Good law Initiative (GLI)— has come out of the vision of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC). It would like the end users of the law to experience so called good law (wouldn’t we all). We therefore need law that is:-

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Five ways to sell your business quickly

by BusinessesForSale

One of the toughest decisions as a business leader is knowing how to approach the task of handing over the reins to a new owner. There are countless reasons why selling your enterprise may be a logical - and indeed beneficial – next step in the life cycle of both the company and your own professional development. However, that does not alter the fact that a transition of ownership is almost always viewed as a precarious time of potential change…

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Free cake, Picasso and email marketing

by Fiona Kay

A couple of weeks ago I found myself excitedly anticipating a certain day at work. ‘A work night out or free cake?’ I hear you ask. No, it was actually the day we launched our email marketing service (sad, I know). I’ve become increasingly interested in the subject in recent months, mainly down to my boyfriend who is heavily involved in it as part of his job, but also because we had seen that it would really lend itself to…

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Fighting the economic downturn

by Sarah Callender

I can’t recall precisely who said this to me but I do remember the essence of their message; if you can succeed in a recession you will have the foundations of a really strong business. Difficult times force you to operate leanly, tightly manage costs, and question where any additional spend should be invested. It also encourages innovation and development in those who are hungry to really shine in an environment where things aren’t quite so shiny. Some, though, are hit…

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Bdaily makeover (Because we’re worth it!)

by Clare Burnett

It’s coming up to my 6 month anniversary at Bdaily and a lot has changed in those 6 months, I can barely keep up! We’ve had a brilliant revamp, thanks to the lads at Ground Six, to make our user experience better and even more regionally focussed. You may have noticed we’ve whittled down our regions to the ones where we have a full editorial presence, but still have big plans in the works, so don’t think we’ve forgotten about you UK! Yorkshire…

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Up the jargon creek without a ‘leading, scalable solution’

by Fiona Kay

As the sales and marketing executive at Bdaily, I often find myself meeting fellow business people who dabble in ‘buzzwords’ and jargon. I’m guilty of it myself, as are other members of the Bdaily team. In the office, we’ve set up what is known as the ‘Jargon box’, where team members can be named and shamed for their jargon sins. It’s currently fairly empty because everyone has been on their best behaviour since its implementation. Amongst the sales team, ‘pipeline’ can…

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Business in Sport: our new Bdaily baby

by Sarah Callender

Chit-chat in the office As is the case in many businesses, sport is often a hot topic of conversation in the Bdaily office. This usually consists of light-hearted banter about the weekend’s football results, gym schedules, climbing, surfing and my own personal favorite, kickboxing. However, over the last six months the Business of Sport has become a major subject of interest - so much so that discussions have led us to an important change in the business.

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Bdaily defies the Nigerian ‘Prince Isa Ahmed’ scammers. Have any readers fallen victim?

by Graham Vincent

Those of you who have worked in a busy newsroom will identify with me on this. Swamped by emails, telephone ringing incessantly, quota to fill. Besides the breaking business news, often the editorial team at Bdaily receives a cry for help from West Africa. Obscure, yes. Many would have seen this, yet none of us (hopefully!) have fallen for it. Invariably, we chortle at the audacity of the message. Typically, while filtering emails about multi-million pound acquisitions and start-up funding, an email will…

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Digital Content Marketing – Should we be getting involved?

by Eleanor Cook

One of the biggest predicted digital trends for 2014 is content marketing and it’s not something your business can ignore. In this post I have put together some ideas about how content marketing can work for your business and there is no better place to do it than through digital marketing channels. Why should we do it? ‘It’s about telling not selling.’ In a highly saturated world of constant marketing and sales messaging, consumers are becoming increasingly oblivious to blaring advertising messages. Businesses can…

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Doncaster Rovers to join in recruitment event at Keepmoat stadium

by Clare Burnett

Doncaster Rovers have joined forces with a host of organisations to support young people get into work in the town. The club is staging a large recruitment event at the Keepmoat Stadium on January 16, between 3pm-6pm, to raise awareness of the job and training opportunities available for a variety of roles across Doncaster. Doncaster Rovers Foundation, the Professional Footballers Association, Union Learning Fund and Doncaster Council’s Communities Area Team are all working together to deliver the careers fair, which is free…

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Seasons Greetings!

by Eleanor Cook

The Bdaily bulletin will resume from Monday 30th December 2013. Thank you to all our subscribers this year and here’s to a succesful 2014!

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