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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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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.
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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?
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    Customer Interaction – Keep it simple: 8 Ways to re-energise customer service

    Turning customer interactions into opportunities is easier than you think says Colin Hay at Puzzel. The trick is to keep it simple and to give contact centres the wow factor with some quick and easy wins.

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    Latest research reveals overall demand for finance remains weak among small businesses
    The British Business Banks' 2018 Small Business Finance Markets report reveals welcome evidence that the UK's small businesses are diversifying in their choice of finance.
    Christmas Party for One (and all)

    The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub are organising a Christmas Party for people that work on their own as sole traders, self-employed or freelancers.

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