HELP FOR DISABLED ENTREPRENEURS

£50,000 Award For Disabled Entrepreneurs The creation of the Award was motivated by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, whose goal is supporting disabled entrepreneurs and also raising awareness of the skills and inventiveness of those with disabilities. The winning disabled entrepreneur will be awarded a £50,000 prize to fund the further growth of their business. Can you…

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WHICH MARKETING ANIMAL ARE YOU?

Over the years working with a wide section of business, from small to large, it’s always interesting to see how different businesses carry out their marketing Many businesses take the butterfly approach, flitting from one activity to another, not really getting much accomplished and moving from one activity to another in hope of immediate results…

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JULY NEWSLETTER

Brighter Directions publish a monthly newsletter packed full of tips and information affecting the business industry around the East Midlands, UK To help keep you up to date we will be publishing the content on our blog each month.. July 2010 Issue: Last week’s #budget means a lot of changes, particularly for the smaller business.…

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SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES

There has never been a more important time for small businesses to invest in the effectiveness of their sales and marketing activities. Recent research by the LSC (Learning Skills Council) found that businesses that invest in training are 25% more likely to survive. Brighter Directions offer practical, relevant high quality training events throughout the region…

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BUDGET KEY FACTS

Last weeks budget means alot of changes going forward for businesses, here are the key-facts which could affect you: • The standard rate of VAT will be 20% from Tuesday 4 January 2011. • From 23 June 2010, the rate of capital gains tax will increase to 28% for higher and additional rate taxpayers, but…

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GET A GRIP ONLINE

@brighteridea is the online marketing brand for Brighter Directions, who specialise in helping small businesses make the most out of what you have.. Did you know….?? • There are 2.4m Twitter users for business in the UK alone• Facebook has 23m active users in the UK• 80% of companies use LinkedIn as their main source…

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LOCAL REGENERATION

Regeneration Scheme – Clay Cross, Chesterfield. Work started last month on the £22 million scheme to bring employment and visitors to Clay Cross in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The designs include a new Tesco superstore, retail units as well as a brand new bus station and link road during the first phase of the development. More than…

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