5 things you need to know about Scaling Up your North East Business

Posted by Phil Murray 18 May 2018 02:41 PM

There is lots of talk going around the North East right now in relation to "Scale Up Businesses". We have recently been successful in becoming a solutions provider for Scale-up North East so wanted to shed some light on what this programme means...

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Topics: Scale Up North East Business Building

7 Science & Tech Startup Business Strategies Like The Pros

Posted by Phil Murray 01 May 2018 11:44 AM

There are many hurdles to jump when starting a science and tech business. You know that others have been along this path before, but you don’t know exactly where it leads. Getting the right start can make the difference between success and failure. We know that you can start up a tech business anywhere in the UK, and your success can depend on the decisions you make from the outset. Here is our guide to the 7 Science & Tech Startup Business Strategies Like The Pros –

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Topics: Business Building Business Owner Business Start Up

The top 6 tips to success for a professional services business

Posted by Phil Murray 24 April 2018 09:39 AM

Starting up a professional service business can feel like there is a lot of activity in the very early days to get established and develop the relationships that will take you forward. With so many potential uses for your valuable time, it can be difficult to know where to focus to get the best results. We have been supporting startup businesses to find their feet and head on the right tracks. Here are our top 6 tips to success for a professional services business –

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Topics: Business Building Business Owner Business Start Up

4 business lessons from Valentine’s Day – how do you treat your beloved customers?

Posted by Phil Murray 12 February 2018 08:32 AM

With Valentine’s Day close, the mind turns to love. In our personal life this might mean buying a card and a gift or treating someone. But in business, it often just passes us by without a thought. But there are some vital aspects of Valentine’s Day that we can use in what we do in business. Here is our guide to the 4 business lessons from Valentine’s Day

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Topics: Business Building

Grow your Business with this Awesome North East Fund.

Posted by Phil Murray 13 September 2017 09:19 AM

As business owners we are all constantly looking to improve our businesses and that often involves turning to external expertise to complete a project. Do you need a new website? Need an animated video creating? Need legal or HR support? Maybe you have already considered a new project but the costs are an issue. The North East Business Support Fund (NEBSF) could give you up to 35% towards the cost of the work and it can includes a huge array of projects.  

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Topics: Raising Finance Business Building

OMG, What is Google doing now?

Posted by Darren Wingfield 24 March 2017 09:22 AM

You don't need us to tell you about the power of Google, but we attended a session from Flow Digital, a digital marketing firm based in Newcastle to increase our knowledge to try and stay ahead of the constant evolving Google curve. Some key changes are happening over the coming months and we wanted to share them with you to make sure you understand them too. We know just how busy you are running your business and understand that sometimes, time for marketing just doesn't come. So in this blog we want to give you some quick tips to help with the changes that are coming to Google that will affect your business.

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Topics: Business Building

8 Essential Steps to Reenergise Your Mind as a Business Leader

Posted by Phil Murray 22 February 2017 11:00 AM

We all know that when our mood or energy drops, it can have a HUGE impact on our performance and on the people around us. So, as leaders and managers, how can we make sure we keep our ENERGY UP and our MIND IN GOOD SHAPE.

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Topics: Business Owner Business Building Business Start Up

What do Usain Bolt, online dating and a scalable business model have in common?

Posted by David Cudlip 10 February 2017 12:34 PM

Before you can actually scale a business, you need to ask yourself this question.

What do Usain Bolt, online dating and a scalable business model have in common?

More than you think!

Scale up is a great buzz word right now and everyone wants a part of it. However, many commentators talk about scale up as if all businesses can actually scale.

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Topics: Business Building Business Start Up Business Owner

How to become a scale up leader

Posted by David Cudlip 27 January 2017 11:39 AM

Whether you have been promoted, have stepped in to new role or have successfully scaled up a business; Leadership is something we must learn.

It's tough to transition in to a role that requires you to become a business leader. You have likely been promoted to Sales Director because you have consistently performed well in Sales or you may have successfully scaled a start up business that now has 10 employees because you are top class Entrepreneur.

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Topics: Business Owner Business Building Business Start Up

Harlands Accountants are helping to keep people warm this winter

Posted by Phil Murray 21 December 2016 03:00 PM

As proud Durham accountants and business advisors, we love to shout about some of the inspirational businesses we are lucky to work with. It is our aim to help these businesses take control of their finances and build a better business. By knowing that their finances are in check means they can concentrate on moving the business forward and doing the things they love. This blog features the awesome guys from www.Radfan.com 

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Topics: Business Building Client Stories