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When should employee engagement start?

In association with 2017 is a candidate driven market, how can you stand out from your competition to attract the best talent for your business? By Laura Hartley, director, LHR. Engagement has been a buzzword for the past few years,…

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Can you compete in a saturated market?

In association with A quick google image search will often bring up an extensive array of products that all do a similar job. By Rory Southworth, senior product designer, UCLan. However, this should not put you off developing a new…

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When selling up isn’t enough

In association with “My business is my pension” is the answer that I hear almost every time I ask a business owner about their retirement planning. By Kevin McKenna, associate partner, St James’s Place Wealth Management. However, this entrepreneurial thinking…

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A balancing act of risk and reward

In association with Entrepreneurs and business leaders take risks, because with risk comes reward. ‘He who dares wins’.  But risk, if not managed, has a downside. There is always something to lose; profit, reputation, share value, customers or staff. So…

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Selecting the right IT partner

In association with With technology changing so quickly, businesses often choose to work with a specialist rather than take the risk and handle the complexity of employing IT staff. So how should businesses go about selecting a partner? By Mark…

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Burnley Hotspots

In association with Burnley continues to forge ahead within East Lancashire with the industrial sector in particular performing extremely well. By Michael Cavannagh, director, Trevor Dawson. Rents are now surpassing prerecession levels and there is a particular appetite for freehold…

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Think business, think growth, think digital transformation

In association with As we progress through the fourth industrial revolution, the biggest trend is digital transformation, and how we as businesses, adopt systems and processes to help us compete effectively in an ever-changing digital world. By Justin Sherwood, managing…

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CSR – making a difference?

In association with Increasing hours of company time is being volunteered to help communities. But how much of the benefit of this activity and the difference it makes is being measured? By Keith Ward, RSM head of social impact advisory. How…

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Is it ever too early to have an exit plan?

In association with We often meet shareholders considering selling their businesses who have not carried out any pre-sale planning. Unfortunately shareholders often realise too late that they could have increased the value of their business and improved its saleability if…

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