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Business Development

Working with a Social Enterprise Business

Businesses can be a force for good as well as a way of making money. Social enterprise is a form of business where the business model is to directly do good work – it might involve working with charities, or employing vulnerable people, or sourcing supplies from ethical suppliers. You don’t have to be a social enterprise yourself to be a part of this. If you are in... Read More

Business Development

How to Plan your Business Systems

All good businesses rely on various systems to keep them running smoothly, efficiently and, above all, profitably. If you aren’t currently using any systems, or your systems are getting a little old, you should think about giving them an overhaul. The main thing to do is to think about where your business could be improved. How is this going to happen? What need to be... Read More

Business Development

Business Coaches – What do they Do?

Business coaches are people who help businesses to succeed. They can offer a range of services, as the needs of different businesses will be very different. Some will specialise in working with SMEs whilst others’ specialisms lie in helping big corporations. A business coach is a someone who can take a step back and see your business as an outsider. This can be very... Read More

Business Development

Planning a Strategy for Business Development

Business development is a complex field beset with jargon. Some people regard it as purely a sales function, whereas others think of the wider picture and the different way in which they can develop and improve a business. The important thing for you is to decide where you sit on the spectrum and to have a clear strategy in mind for your business development. Think about what... Read More

Business Development

What Does Business Development Actually Mean?

Business development can be a complicated term that is used differently in all organisation. It can mean something different to everyone which can cause problems, especially if you are a business developement executive. How can you know what your clients want and manage their expectations accordingly? Here are some points to consider: As an organisation, set out your... Read More