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Month: November 2017

Let’s Talk Finance – Shaun Elliott

Start Up to Scale Up. Raising Venture Capital Written by Shaun Elliott   When it comes to raising capital, entrepreneurs and business owners have more choice than ever before. From traditional business loans or asset and invoice finance, to angel investors and crowdfunding, there are many different options. However, not all of them will be appropriate for all businesses and you need to make sure you are making the right choice for your venture.   What is the best way to borrow money for your business? Which options are best avoided? And how do you ensure that you are...

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Catching Up With….. Jodie Bond from Clear Property

Catching Up With….. Jodie Bond from Clear Property Where Do You Live? Exeter Do you have a Partner. Children, or any pets? I have a Fiancé and we have a little boy, Olly Jay, who is 2. How did you get into your business? I met Kelly in my previous job 10 years ago and expressed to her that I would like a change and property was always something I was interested in. Can you tell us a bit about your business? We originally started out as Clear Lettings in 2007. The business grew and we dealt solely with residential...

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Why The Eskimos Don’t Want Your Ice – Owen Richards

Part 1. Real life sales stories from the MD of Exeter’s leading Business Development agency Each month, I’ll share some of my experiences, opinions and ideas on what bad sales people do so you can be sure to avoid these mistakes. This month we’re starting with the dreaded phrase: “How are you today?” “Hi. It’s Sam calling from ABC, how are you today?” are words that have never inspired me to engage in a conversation with sales person. This phrase reeks of insincerity and I’m bored of being asked this when, to be frank, the answer doesn’t really matter at...

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Our top team building activities to get your workforce truly bonded Promotional Feature EXETER COOKERY SCHOOL Exeter Cookery School first opened its doors in the summer of 2016, and has taken the corporate teambuilding world by storm. Owners Jim and Lucy Fisher, and their small but perfectly formed team of professionals, offers businesses the ideal combination of a warm and friendly welcome along with first class facilities to corporate groups looking for a unique teambuilding experience at the heart of Exeter. There is ample parking nearby, and many city centre businesses are just a short walk away. Whether you...

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Discover the fourth biggest supermarket in the world’s secret to success

The evolution of retail, and the fourth biggest supermarket in the world’s secret to success, will be discussed by two of Lidl UK’s bosses as part of The STEMM Cell presentations being held at Exeter Science Park this autumn.  Luca Ficetola, Lidl UK’s Operations Projects Consultant and Timothy Nyahasha, Head of Administration and Human Resources for the South West of England, will be hosting the talk on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.  Ever wondered how an exponential rise in online shopping in recent years has affected the retail landscape? Or how technological advances in social media have impacted retailers? And...

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