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Top ten most common skills gaps

No matter how fantastic your business is performing, there's always room to be even better, 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.
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Failure As A Path To Success
Culturally speaking, failure is often perceived as a negative event; something to be ashamed of and avoided at all costs.  In everyday conversation failure is used to mock and degrade someone's personal value. But what if we take a step back and look at the process of failure, and why it can be an invaluable (and fun) part of your culture, and what can be done to encourage a healthy attitude towards failure as part of a creative and innovative business ethic.
Why you need to keep your company records up to date
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Brexit: Is your business ready?

Ten ‘no regret’ actions SMEs should consider now if we leave the EU with no deal.

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Focus on export: Common misconceptions and pain points around localisation
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Volunteering can help your businesses
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Avoiding employee development could cost your business
Employee training and overall staff development is important for any business. A recent survey shows it's rates high in millennials decision to select one employer over another.
Building Success
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Gates v Trump… who would you choose?
Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep: enough sleep will improve your chances of business success.
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10 Steps to Cyber Security
Ever wondered how you can protect your business from cyber-attacks? In the digital world we live in, organisations are facing growing threats from a range of cyber criminals.
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Ten tips to submit and win a public sector contract bid

Bidding for public sector contracts is both an art and a science. Here are some ways to increase your chances of success.

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How to create happy workplace culture
Happy employees are 12% more productive than unhappy employees, and companies with a happy workplace culture outperform their competition by 20%. Creating a happy workplace culture won't just make you feel great, it will have a positive impact on your bottom line too - here's how to achieve it.
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The Cost of the Accidental Manager
British companies are not investing in their leaders and managers and it’s costing the economy billions….
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Feedback Philosophy
Giving and receiving quality feedback offers huge benefit to both employers and employees but get it wrong and the consequences can be disastrous. Mel Colton-Dyer from the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, delivery partner of the Skills Hub, discusses the power of feedback and shares tips on how to avoid the pitfalls.
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How to make appraisals work
How to turn staff appraisals from drab, do-it-because-I-have to exercises into energised two-way discussions with real value.
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Appraising Appraisals
Are appraisals a thing of the past? Absolutely not says Mel Colton Dyer from the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Here she explains why appraisals play an integral role in the open line of communication between manager and employee.
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What’s new in social media? Webinar – Facelinktwitinsta

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter - what's new and what's defunt on social. Get the latest insights from Sam Amps Marketing in this hour webinar perfect for digital technophobes and the social savvy.

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What customers want

Customers are the lifeblood of every organisation so getting the customer experience right is vital. Every company aims to exceed service expectations but to achieve this it’s important to understand what customers want and expect.

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Top Tips for a Top Presentation

Giving a presentation soon? Read St Austell Conference Centre's top tips to help you make an impact!

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    You don’t want a free Business or Skills Review? Really?!
    We're always surprised when businesses turn down the offer of free business support. Firstly, it's free and secondly, it will help your business. If you've ever found yourself saying one of these excuses it's time to reconsider.

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    GDPR one month to go
    With just one month to go before the GDPR deadline ready do you feel?
    Avoid Self Assessment Tax Scams

    HMRC is giving information to customers to help them avoid scams ahead of the Self Assessment deadline

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