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...
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....
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...
New Cornish Flower Wholesaler Opens

New Cornish Flower Wholesaler Opens

James Cock  has started his own specialist Cornish Flower Wholesale business  ‘Flowers by Clowance’ following his parents, Alan and Fae Cock retirement. After 28 years working for his Family Nursery business  JT Cock + Son at Praze an Beeble in Cornwall, James Cock...
LEP spearheads disability employment campaign

LEP spearheads disability employment campaign

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is to spearhead a national campaign to create better work opportunities for people with disabilities and long term health conditions. The LEP is working with the business community, local agencies and...
Cornwall Calendar Goes Abroad

Cornwall Calendar Goes Abroad

Evocative Cornwall calendars head to exotic climes this winter Hawaii and Great Barrier Island off New Zealand are just two of the exotic places that a new Cornish calendar is being sent to. Other overseas destinations include, in order of popularity, Australia, the...
Small Businesses in The UK Worth an Average of £90,000

Small Businesses in The UK Worth an Average of £90,000

The average UK small business is worth £90,000 in 2017 – down £4,000 on 2016 – according to research by online business transfer agent Bizdaq. ·       UK small business values dropping – the average value of a small business has fallen from £94,000 in 2016 to £90,000...
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