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IT business advice

When you need IT business advice quickly, a top consultant from Cocreative will share what they know from their own experience with other IT businesses. If necessary, we will even step in and do it for you. Whether you call us a business adviser, business coach or even a top business consultant, our aim is […]

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Cocreative business advice

When you need business advice quickly, a top consultant from Cocreative will share what they know from their own experience. If necessary, they will even step in and do it for you. Whether you call us a business adviser, business coach or even a top business consultant, our aim is to help you achieve your […]

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Business mentoring workshop

Our Business Mentoring Workshop covers not just the key elements of great mentoring, but also looks at the relevant personal effectiveness and people skills necessary for you to be an effective business mentor. This Business Mentoring Workshop is suitable for business and in house professionals who are considering or already have experience of mentoring business owners and […]

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Diploma in Business Leadership

You may have started your business successfully, but how well do you understand all the basic business areas that could help you make your business an even bigger success? Our Diploma in Business Leadership has been developed for for owner/managers looking to upskill in management, owners looking to develop a management team to allow them […]

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SME Enterprise Certificate

You may have started your business successfully, but how well do you understand all the basic business areas that could help you make your business an even bigger success? Our SME Enterprise Certificate has been designed and developed specifically for the needs of managers and leaders in SMEs. It is accredited by the  Chartered Management Institute – the UK’s […]

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I don’t do strategy!

How many times have you heard that? Maybe you have even said it yourself. Imagine what would have happened if the Greeks had said that when they were contemplating how to seize the city of Troy. There would have been no Trojan horse and many more years of misery for both them and the Trojans. […]

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Long live New Management

Recently, I said that management is dead. Lots of people agreed with me. However, without some sort of management we will descend into anarchy and chaos. What we need is new management, with managers who think and act differently. We need new management with managers who: Think and act like a Facilitator In these modern […]

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Business Coaching

Business coaching will inspire you, encourage you and help your business to be more successful. A business coach will give you support and encourage new thinking, enabling you to believe in yourself and achieve your goals and objectives with greater confidence. This is not consultancy, where we come in and do a specific task for […]

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Business Jargon for SMEs

All professionals in every field have their own words to describe what they do as a short cut to communication within their own expert group. Unfortunately, we often assume everyone else understands these terms. No one will own up to it of course for fear of sounding stupid. No one will question a term or […]

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Business change

You know how it is; you carefully plan your trip, select the appropriate clothing for your trip and pack light. Then you arrive and find that the climate has changed, and you no longer have the right clothes. You can no more rely on your business environment staying the same than you can the weather. […]

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Malware extortion – don’t be a victim!

Before you think ‘this must be another hoax’ , unfortunately it isn’t. I’ve seen this nasty attack twice in the last week, and the effect is nothing short of a disaster. The first you will know about it having got onto your system will be:
• You open a file, and find it is gobbledegook
• You get a large red message telling you that your files are now all encrypted, and you must pay a $300 ‘ransom’ for the unencryption code within (usually) 72 hours.

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Are you an an effective salesperson?

by Jacqui Hogan There is lots of stuff written about the key success factors in selling, but they all boil down to these: Focus on the customer It’s very easy to get so enthusiastic about your products, services or even you ideas, that you forget about that very crucial person – the customer or buyer. […]

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Business Innovation or Conservation

Business Innovation, or Conservation ?

We all talk about the importance of Innovation; that you should focus on new ideas, new services, new markets etc. But, in our enthusiasm, often forget that the monetary benefits can take a long time to come to fruition. So should we, instead, focus all our efforts on conserving our existing business? In the current economic climate, it’s very easy to fall into the trap of focusing only on short term survival. Sure, for some of us, this IS the only option. But without investment in the future, in your next great product or service, there will come a moment when there is no more business, because the rest of the market has moved on.

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Business review

Have you ever wondered whether your business could be more successful than it is? An independent business review can give you an unbiased view of what is really happening compared to other businesses like yours. Our business review identifies strengths and weaknesses in how you manage your business and shows where you may be losing […]

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Cashflow is for wimps!

Pound signIf you’re a very small business, you probably don’t think you need to manage your cashflow. At least that’s what many of the small businesses I meet say! I start talking to them about the importance of forecasting what you’re going to get paid and what you’re going to spend, and I see their eyes glaze over as they shuffle sideways to get away from this BORING person!

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