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Small Business Spotlight – PDT Sales Consultancy

Name: Paul Durrant Twitter handle: @pdurrant12 Business Name: PDT Sales Consultancy Website: http://pdtsalesconsultancy.co.uk I’ve been in business for… 6 months (as an independent consultant) Why I set up my business After 25 years consultative selling and working for others – I found I was only using a fraction of my skills in one defined job role. I also found […]

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Small Business Spotlight – The Good Grammar Company

Name: Kathy Salaman Twitter handle: @GoodGrammarComp Business Name: The Cambridge Tutor and The Good Grammar Company Website: http://www.cambridge-tutor.co.uk/ I’ve been in business for… Two years Why I set up my business I left teaching because I was disillusioned by the target and league table culture that reduces pupils to mere statistics. It was also sad to see how worried […]

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Small Business Spotlight – Sew & Sews Online

Name: Robert Rees Twitter handle: @SewJewels Business Name: Sew & Sews online Website: http://www.sewandsewsonline.com I’ve been in business for… 12 years Why I set up my business 12 years ago we decided to sell our house and invest part of the proceeds to developing a new business. We moved to a smaller house, looked for a shop premises and […]

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Small Business Spotlight – Coochy Coo Nappy Cakes

Name: Lorraine Bostoff Twitter handle: @coochycoonappyc Business Name: Coochy Coo Nappy Cakes Website: http://www.coochycoonappycakes.co.uk I’ve been in business for… 3 years Why I set up my business I set up my business purely by accident. I made a nappy cake for my sister which she photographed and put onto social media and I immediately had order requests. I […]

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Small Business Spotlight – Natasha Courtenay-Smith

Name: Natasha Courtenay-Smith Twitter handle: @tash_courtenay Business Name: Natasha Courtenay-Smith web design and personal branding Website: http://www.natashacourtenaysmith.com I’ve been in business for… 6 years, sold a business and now just starting out again. Why I set up my business I have recently sold a business (the award-winning digital press agency Talk to the Press that I founded in 2008) […]

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Small Business Spotlight – CN Trading Ltd

Name: Graham Read Twitter handle: @1UKGD Business Name: CN Trading Ltd Website: http://www.ukgd.co.uk I’ve been in business for… 5 years Why I set up my business We were able to get our own good quality artificial plants, fruit, vegetables and flowers manufactured to our own specifications. No one else seemed to be offering large and […]

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Small Business Spotlight – Simon Shield Cars

Name: caroline shield Twitter handle: @simonshieldcars Business Name: Simon Shield Cars Ltd Website: http://www.simonshieldcars.co.uk I’ve been in business for… 18 years Why I set up my business The motor trade has a notoriously bad reputation for not looking after customers. Simon and I wanted to be able to offer a personal service to each of […]

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Leave it be!

As a small business owner, I have a tendency not to leave things alone. You know, you get something ostensibly finished, and then go “I’ll just add this” or “I’ll just tweak that” and you end up not only confusing the end user, but making endless pointless work for yourself! If you are not sure of something, […]

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Bizitalk Business News Roundup 05/11/13

Here’s your daily round-up of business news and useful articles from around the web. Did we miss something huge? Tell us in the comments! A smart way of targeting ads, or Big Brother watching us? Tesco will be installing screens across all of their UK forecourts which will use a camera to scan people’s faces, […]

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