The Business Growth Club news

Any news and information we think will be of interest to small business owners we publish here!

Work on your business not just in it

It's important to work on the business not just in it - but when? In my experience ‘stuff’ tends to fill the time available. Brilliantly described in Northcote Parkinson's book aptly named 'Parkinson's Law' in the 1950's! Not much has changed since then. Therefore...

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Small Business Support

The sole aim of the Business Growth Club is to provide support for small business owners here in Norfolk and throughout the region. We know it can be hard running a small business, let alone finding time to grow one! Indeed, many people don’t know how to grow a...

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Top Business Ideas

Top Business Ideas - Monthly Meeting Our small business forum met again in October. Packed full of top business ideas for small businesses throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. Another busy meeting with some great businesses in the room! The main topics we discussed...

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Small Business Advice

We have been offering small business advice for many years, advising small business owners in every sector and situation. What follows are our most common areas of advice and our top business tips. Business Ideas New business ideas are a common theme, as every...

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Small Business Coach

Let’s look at why you might want to use a small business coach and mentor. My own experience working with numerous owners offering business advice and support, tailored to the small business market. Why do you want a business coach or business mentor? This sounds a...

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The Cambridge – Norwich Tech Corridor

The Cambridge - Norwich tech corridor There are some fantastic businesses throughout our region. The idea of the tech corridor is to help companies collaborate, share ideas and grow together. The breadth of ideas and talent is astonishing, tackling some of the big...

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Develop business AND people

Why it is so important to develop our people, often before tackling any business issues. Packed full of practical advice, anecdotes and good humour from the serial entrepreneur that is James Howells. He explains why it is so important to develop business AND people....

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Leaders protect your mental health!

Leaders face stressful situations all the time. But when does this become dangerous, and more importantly, what should they do when it does? Nigel Cushion’s brilliant book ‘Action Stations’ gives 100 practical tips to stay healthy and mentally fit. The key is recognising you have an issue, and then taking proactive steps to mitigate and manage the situation – hence the title of the book ‘Action Stations’.

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Funding innovative businesses via UEA!

Our local (and great) university here in Norwich, is the University of East Anglia or UEA. It has a history of funding new innovation, helping small businesses raise capital to bring their innovative ideas to market. Their offer is comprehensive.  This includes...

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Cyber attacks and threats – top tips

Cyber attacks and threats are here to stay. It is no longer whether you will suffer an attack, but just a matter of time before you do, sadly. It is important to realise that although some cyber attacks are clearly targeted at high profile companies, many are purely...

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Building A Personal Brand Is Vital

How do you make an impact on social media, and build your own profile?  It can be difficult with all the noise. That's why building a personal brand is vital. The key is be authentic and genuine, just who you are and people will relate to you.  It's tempting to be too...

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Language business doing things their way

Tom Bool of Integrol explains how an early love of languages helped create a cracking language business. By understanding the importance of cultural differences.  Above all knowing the importance of spot-on accuracy and speed too.  Therefore Tom occupies a real niche...

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Digital Marketing Expert Marcus Hemsley

It should be obvious in digital marketing that it isn't digital traffic that matters, but how many visitors you convert. I say obvious, but too many people focus on gross numbers! What we all want are visitors that go onto engage with us, in whatever format that...

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Generation Avocado with Kieran Miles

This podcast Generation Avocado with Kieran Miles explores what his generation think about business. Entrepreneur Kieran Miles explains why this generation is different, and their approach to business. This has profound implications for any business, as the rules are...

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