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10 Minute Review: Mission, Vision, Strategy

Mission statements and leadership visions are often forgotten because over time they disconnect from reality. This might happen because: leaders conjure up the mission and vision without sufficient...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 13.06.14
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Encourage word-of-mouth recommendations for your business

Few things are more valuable than happy customers who recommend you to others. Read our top tips on how to encourage word of mouth advocacy from your own customers!
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Business West
Posted on: 14.05.14
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5 ways to maximise your face to face networking with social media

How can social media work to maximise the impact of your real-world networking? Here's 5 quick tips on how digital can assist or form part of a robust, long-term networking strategy.
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Business West
Posted on: 11.04.14
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8 reasons why you can't ignore Google +

With over 1bn enabled accounts and 360m active users, Google+ is growing at 33% per annum and now the second largest social network after Facebook. Greg Cooper talks us through why businesses can't...
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Front of Mind Coaching
Posted on: 13.03.14
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5 ways that storytelling can empower your business

Most people recognise that storytelling has a place in business, but many don't know where it fits in. Here are five areas where storytelling can enhance your business communications.
Claire  Taylor
Claire Taylor
The Story Mill Ltd
Posted on: 13.03.14
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How businesses can use Pinterest as part of their social media strategy

Not just for food and fashion, businesses across all sectors, from manufacturing to engineering, have taken advantage of Pinterest and are successfully integrating it into their overall social media...
Supriya Kaur
Supriya Kaur
Business West
Posted on: 21.02.14
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Strategic Marketing: It's all about Understanding

Strategic marketing is an investment in effective selling. It's not producing a brochure, having a website and expecting customers to break your door down. It's all in the understanding...
Nick Marsh
Nick Marsh
Business West
Posted on: 18.02.14
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Embrace the 'Experience Economy' or You Won't Be Able to Compete

How can a business move from being a product or service business to delivering an experience? Guest author Grant Leboff, one of the UK's leading sales and marketing experts, explores why businesses...
Grant Leboff
Grant Leboff
Sticky Marketing Club
Posted on: 13.02.14
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How to stop blending in on LinkedIn and get noticed

Your LinkedIn profile is your professional shop window. Does your profile stand out? Here are 10 proven tips for a more compelling profile.
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Front of Mind Coaching
Posted on: 08.01.14
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