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Magna International invites start-ups and research organisations to showcase their innovations at Advanced Engineering

Showcase your innovation at the UK’s largest annual gathering of engineering and technology innovators: Advanced Engineering, 4-5 November 2015, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham UK

Are you missing funding and business advice opportunities…?

As the number of SME’s in the UK soars towards the 5 million mark a recent survey undertaken by Axa Insurance reveals that many of these businesses are unaware of support available to help them grow. It is a well-known fact that businesses that seek external advice perform better than businesses that don’t seek advice. […]

Presenting your Business

“The human brain starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you have to stand up to speak in public” Anon. Following a workshop I recently gave on Presenting your Business, I’ve selected key factors that will really make a difference to your presenting skills – whether this is in a corporate situation, business meeting or networking.

Negotiating a Happy Outcome

Does “negotiation” bring to mind a hard fought battle of the minds akin to a poker game where the winner takes all? Best avoided? If so help is at hand. After the negotiation there are consequences! If the other party thought you were intransigent, fought for too hard a deal, trampled over them from a position of strength they will get their own back. Expect attempts to renege on the deal, warranty issues, bad reviews. Don’t expect them to do business with you again in a hurry.

Meerkats and Avatars 2010 – Preparing for a changing world

As an investor, I go along to many pitch events and technology demonstrations, and I assure you they are not all as entertaining as Dragon’s Den. “Thank goodness” I hear you say – and quite right too. Raising finance for a business and building your brand is a serious matter, with jobs, families and mortgages all depending on success.

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