David & Stephen have been around the world of networking for many years… David McCulloch used to have his own motorbike tyre shop in Australia before coming over to the UK & becoming a Business Link man while exploring his … Continue reading Two Wise Monkeys do a spot of Slow Business Networking
James Freeman, CEO of Reading Buses, explains how Winning Tenders has helped his company Our proven track record in Winning Tenders Over the past few years, we have helped many of our clients win tenders with both public sector and … Continue reading Tender Winning Testimonial
Don’t wait for disaster strike before you find out for certain. Many companies are built on what appears to be strong foundations, although are actually at risk of collapse should anything untoward occur. We propose a short workshop where you … Continue reading How well do you know and grow your business?
A Few years back I was asked to assist a company with identification of its risks. The company employed nearly 400 loyal workers. The Managing Director was respected by all. His Grandfather founded the company over a hundred years ago. … Continue reading Faulty equipment can really take the biscuit
Cloud is a hot topic – the media can’t seem to get enough of it – yet a surprisingly large number of small businesses owners don’t think it’s for them. When asked about cloud computing in surveys people know it’s … Continue reading 5 Barriers to Understanding Cloud Computing
A few years ago, with a bit of help from the Ecademy network, a book called “When Death Came Third” hit the top of the business books sales list… it went on to explain how people were less scared of … Continue reading Does the thought of giving a presentation leave you QUAKING in your boots?
Does tender writing baffle you? Do some of your sales people miss out on most tenders? Winning Tenders could help you by completing the tenders or coaching your sales team in the art of tendering? If you have a Request … Continue reading Proposals that WIN contracts!
A design engineering student who I know well, recently posted his dilemma on Facebook. He was challenged to analyse several design schematics and report upon how best to improve documentation and reconstruct an original from the drawings. The problem was … Continue reading Sometimes one size doesn’t fit all
In medieval times our ancestors really knew about business. They were well aware of the loss from a failed harvest, due to extreme weather, the risks of theft or change of the King’s governance… The business involved their unique skills and … Continue reading Have we lost the plot?
In this, my first blog of 2014 I would initially like to extend sympathy to all those unfortunate enough to have suffered from flooding at home or at work. The effects of water ingress can be devastating in both environments. … Continue reading Time to push the boat out?
When many business people are reading self help books on how to improve on this & that, I can generally be found digesting something a little more spiritual… Currently I’m reading “I Ching”, the Book of Changes, which was the … Continue reading What’s your focus for 2014 and how can The Berkshire Blog help you?
CEOs, Sales & Marketing Directors across the nation would love to know who is reading their articles on the web… who’s leaving the tracks in the ground? Well if you work with us then that’s exactly what you’ll get to … Continue reading Who’s really interested in what you have to say?
At this time of year we cannot help thinking about children, their innocence and great expectations. Children have a truly astounding ability to absorb and question. How many times do we hear “Why?” whenever we try to explain something? The … Continue reading Isn’t it amazing!
As times goes on, it is possible to become jaded and not sure that the direction you are taking is leading to the destination you want to arrive at. Often we are thrust into a place where we are uncomfortable … Continue reading Moving just keep moving
This comes from one of my all-time favourite radio and cult 1981 TV Sci-Fi programmes, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Any fans will instantly recognise this reference to Marvin the Paranoid Android, who claims to be roughly thirty billion … Continue reading Have you got a brain the size of a planet?
Now is the time to create an environment of peace, love and understanding, sharing the warmth of shared experiences and develop as a person your worth and appreciate how being at one with yourself can bring benefits to you in … Continue reading This is the day – a tribute
Most people hate talking to strangers… they may be great inventors or amazing administrators but making contact with strangers is not their bag! But it is mine… Do you require some representation? I’m helping a few organisations at the same … Continue reading Saying hello to strangers so you don’t have to…
When I ask most people “What are your rights as a seller?” most give me a blank expression or grunt something incomprehensible before repeating in a quizzical tone, “What are my rights as a seller? Er, good question! I’ve never … Continue reading Are You Exercising Your Rights as a Seller? If Not, What’s the Price You’re Paying?
You spent so much time and money on building a thriving business. The worry and stress of kicking it off were all worth the effort. What surprises me is that so many owners and senior managers seem to think that … Continue reading You built it so why risk losing it all?
It’s not surprising that many business managers hide away from the plethora of titles and brands aligned to business risk management. I last counted over twenty contributing subjects, sourced from my colleagues in the Insurance, IT, Risk Management and Security … Continue reading Is your business as healthy as you are?
Answers on a postcard… or TWEET! Wycombe Business EXPO is gearing up to attract local business owners to Adams Park, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ next Tuesday 22nd October 2013. I am currently looking to connect with those … Continue reading What’s Rodney saying to that nice young man from MAS?
Can you say “I write brilliant business plans…” with all sincerity? If you can then you need to enter this easy peasy competition… The prize will be the transfer of ownership of the domain name “abusinessplan.co.uk” to your preferred … Continue reading I write brilliant business plans…
CLIENTS WANT MORE THAN JUST INSURANCE COVER Don’t miss out When Insurance Brokers offer additional business risk solutions, they lead the insurance market. Some global brokers already propose business continuity and enterprise risk solutions within their range or services and … Continue reading Are you leading or trailing the insurance broking market?
We have been helping people start businesses since 1996 with a range of information, training, advice and mentoring. Support Shop has also been supporting existing businesses with advice, mentoring training and support services since 1994. Support Shop works with … Continue reading Helping people start businesses