Top tips for aspiring innovators

Top tips for aspiring innovators

Apart from the obvious questions regarding finance for their innovation, including finance for research, production and product development, there are a couple of key areas that are regular challenges for aspiring innovators. Here at the Business Support Helpline, we...
FSB launch new small business awards

FSB launch new small business awards

The search is on for the South West’s most outstanding small businesses via a major new awards competition. This is our chance to recognise the best of the best. – Ann Vandermeulen, FSB Development Manager for Cornwall Britain’s biggest business representation...
Do you know your workplace pension duties?

Do you know your workplace pension duties?

Thousands of businesses will need to re-enrol workers who originally opted out of their workplace pension, and be aware of their ongoing workplace pension duties. From now until the end of the year, 2,220 Cornish employers will start their workplace pension duties....
Top ten most common skills gaps

Top ten most common skills gaps

You’d have to be a pretty awesome business not to have any skills gaps. There’s always something new to clue up on or a hot new trend that could make things just that little bit easier. For most businesses top training needs fall into ten key areas so if there’s...
Royal Cornwall Show 2017

Royal Cornwall Show 2017

The Growth Hub were at Royal Cornwall Show with our business partners and The Growth Programme. We were speaking to stands and visitors about their businesses and the free support they can access as well as giving our pens away to budding entrepreneurs!! Our team went...
How to make web chat work for you

How to make web chat work for you

The Web Chat promise delivers in so many ways. It guarantees a seamless digital experience, offering near real-time communication in a highly personalised way. It may come as no surprise therefore that web chat is one of the most popular channels for customer...
Five Top Tips for a Successful Self-Service Strategy

Five Top Tips for a Successful Self-Service Strategy

When it comes to reaping the full benefits of self-service, it is about planning and a well thought-out strategy. Annica Ronquist, Head of Global Customer Operations and Services at Teleopti, outlines 5 top tips for self-service successOne of the common myths...
Industrial Strategy green paper

Industrial Strategy green paper

The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy launched a green paper in Daresbury to address long-term challenges to the UK economy. “Our aim is to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across...
2016 a year in business

2016 a year in business

2016 was a rollercoaster year for global events. Here is a round up from across the media on what happened and what to expect for 2017. From the papersWhat can you remember?A look back and looking forward to 2017…So what are your big plans for 2017? Let us know...
Autumn Statement 2016  – the round up

Autumn Statement 2016 – the round up

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Statement last week and promptly put a stop to doing anymore! Here is round up of the announcements. What does it mean for business? Reaction from...
Competing Fairly in Business

Competing Fairly in Business

Why Competition Law Matters to Businesses.Competition is an essential part of every-day business. But how much do businesses really know when it comes to “competing fairly”? Do they realise that certain activities can be illegal, and more often than not, they might be...
Working from home is key to productivity

Working from home is key to productivity

The number of people regularly working from home has risen to 4.2 million in the last decade. An additional 1.8 million people would like to work from home but are not given the chance. Work From Home Week (15th-21st) aims to educate both employers and employees about...
Fifteen Cornwall has had the Final Straw

Fifteen Cornwall has had the Final Straw

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall joins Final Straw Cornwall campaign and bans plastic straws. A Cornish restaurant owned by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has pledged to stop using plastic straws in a bid to protect marine life. As part of the Final Straw Cornwall...
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