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Two Wise Monkeys do a spot of Slow Business Networking

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

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Tender Winning Testimonial

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

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How well do you know and grow your business?

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?

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Faulty equipment can really take the biscuit

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

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Does the thought of giving a presentation leave you QUAKING in your boots?

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?

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Sometimes one size doesn’t fit all

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

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What’s your focus for 2014 and how can The Berkshire Blog help you?

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?

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Who’s really interested in what you have to say?

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?

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Have you got a brain the size of a planet?

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?

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Saying hello to strangers so you don’t have to…

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…

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Are You Exercising Your Rights as a Seller? If Not, What’s the Price You’re Paying?

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?

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Is your business as healthy as you are?

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?

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What’s Rodney saying to that nice young man from MAS?

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?

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Are you leading or trailing the insurance broking market?

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?

Helping people start businesses

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