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posted Jul. 31, 2012 time 14:50 pm by circleinteractive

We've all seen QR codes in the high street shop windows, but they can be a useful tool for business to business marketing too. Why not have a QR code printed on the back of your business card, event invitations or exhibition materials to direct your viewer to a specific webpage, or offer, via their smartphone.

 

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posted Jul. 31, 2012 time 14:40 pm by circleinteractive

A new series of FREE environmental workshops entitled 'Go Green Bristol' have recently launched with great success. Eligible businesses who attend the workshop will gain valuable information including how to take the first steps towards greening your business, how to measure usage and target savings, how to publicise environmental improvements to customers and suppliers, and it also gives business owners an opportunity to network with like-minded people. Delegates will also be given a free...

posted Jul. 31, 2012 time 14:36 pm by circleinteractive

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is a mantra often repeated in business and nowhere is it more applicable than to core business costs.  It is easy when you are running a business to concentrate on the next sales, the next contract, whilst losing sight of the everyday core costs your business has.  It is also all too easy to pay a utility (water, waste, energy, transport) invoice without taking the time to ensure that what you are paying for is...

posted Jul. 31, 2012 time 14:27 pm by circleinteractive

Venturefest Bristol 2012 sciencecitybristol the premier event for technology business activity in the South West, will take place on Wednesday 7th November at the UWE Conference Centre.

 

This free, all-day, event is aimed at SMEs looking for funding opportunities and support, investors looking for new opportunities, and researchers looking to commercialise...

posted Jul. 31, 2012 time 14:13 pm by circleinteractive

Mark Broughton, Innovation specialist at Oxford Innovation, describes how the new GrowthAccelerator programme can benefit businesses in the South West.

A new £200 million programme to help businesses achieve their ambition for growth, has recently been launched by Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable. GrowthAccelerator is available for companies with the potential for rapid and sustainable growth. This new partnership between the private sector and...

posted Oct. 3, 2011 time 10:16 am by circleinteractive

Handsome IP In conjunction with ideas21 are delighted to announce that they are continuing to offer FREE Intellectual Property Clinics in 2011 with advice sessions held monthly at the Bristol Central Library. This is part of Bristol City Council's theme "Our City: Ambitious Together - supporting the growth of an enterprise culture".

posted Oct. 3, 2011 time 10:13 am by circleinteractive

Welcome to the 2011/2012 Seminar Programme for the Somerset and Dorset Manufacturing Network (SDMN) - the network for manufacturers which is FREE to join. The SDMN aims to inform and provide extra skills to local manufacturers to help them make informed decisions about their own businesses. SDMN will provide an excellent opportunity for owners and managers to meet and share experiences, and of course to learn from each other’s ideas. It will also provide you with topical and...

posted Oct. 3, 2011 time 10:08 am by circleinteractive

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Social media offers a wealth of opportunities for businesses but it can also be a headache for employers. Where do you stand if an employee makes a derogatory or defamatory remark about you on Facebook? How should you react if someone reveals confidential information about your business on Twitter? Alli Hooton, Managing Consultant at 3103 HR Ltd, offers some advice.

The explosion in social media has been of huge benefit...

posted Oct. 3, 2011 time 10:07 am by circleinteractive

With the economic woes of the past few years seemingly set to continue into 2012 it’s more important than ever that SME’s devote time & effort to the Marketing Planning process. SME’s need to ensure that they have a marketing plan that is customer focused, addresses the market issues & trends, supports the sales pipeline and which is also highly cost effective.

So whilst your Q4 focus will invariably be on sales & revenue generation do spare some quality...

posted Jul. 11, 2011 time 14:14 pm by circleinteractive

Hot off the (virtual) press from Glanton Solutions “A Business Guide to Twitter” which can be downloaded for FREE