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Myth busting apprenticeships

Many businesses have an outdated image of apprentices being school leaver’s doing manual, low-skilled jobs. It’s time to take the apprentice stereotype, turn it on its head and give apprenticeships the credit that they deserve.
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Gates v Trump… who would you choose?
I need one!
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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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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 hits....how 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.
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    Why Your Small Business Needs Super Signage

    A creative and attractive sign can bring new customers and make you stand apart from competition. Signs are part of the marketing mix and have a huge number of uses from advertising to providing directions.

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    The spring board to starting my business
    Networking is a vital activity in order to build your business in Cornwall. Following up with the contacts you make and grabbing any opportunities will allow your business to grow.
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    6 Reasons why you should be using video in your Marketing Strategy
    Brands and businesses need a video marketing strategy — this idea isn’t new. What has changed is how important video has become on every platform and channel. It’s no longer just one piece of your overall plan.
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    10 Tips for keeping loyal customers on side
    Loyal customers are golden but once you've found them, how do you keep them? Colin Hay at Puzzel shares his top tips for building and maintaining customer loyalty.
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    Brit workers will sit through 9,776 meetings in their lifetime
    Long suffering British employees will sit through a mind numbing 9,776 meetings in their working lifetime- with over half of them being deemed as completely pointless, research from Deliveroo for Business has revealed.
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    Why potential is more important than experience in leadership roles

    New ways of working require leadership skills that are more important than experience, says Dr. Riitta Lumme-Tuomala, Head of Growth at Aalto University Executive Education.

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    Businesses in the South West warned to watch out for cartels

    The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national awareness campaign.

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