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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BASIC SALES & INTRODUCTION TO SALES

Starts: Wednesday August 18, 2010, 10.00am – 4.00pmEvent Type: Training/SeminarLocation: DerbyshirePrice: £169 = Vat (early booking) If you’re new to the sales environment or have a job facing customers every day, then this is the course for you! For businesses and staff wanting to improve your knowledge, awareness and sales skills. Ideal for new starters…

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