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

Your questions for CEO Dr Trevor Nicholls

In my virtual wandering, looking for CEOs to inspire local business people & our youth of today, I came across this chap, Dr Trevor Nicholls, CEO of CAB International… what question would you ask him? He’s not committed to respond, … Continue reading Your questions for CEO Dr Trevor Nicholls

Great bloke to have on your team

Today, on my LinkedIn profile it say’s 32 people have endorsed me for “Great bloke to have on your team” and being one of my favourite endorsement criteria, I’m very pleased about that… Those administrators out there, who deal with and love facts, boxes to put folk in, will much prefer a list based on SIC Codes or other library codes that are globally recognised, signed off by 27 authoritative bodies and firmly labelled… that’s cool, it’s not their fault, it’s who they are… In the same way I hate being in a chuffing box, this makes it more difficult … Continue reading Great bloke to have on your team

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ICE BREAKER “Feast NOT Famine” SUMMER SIZZLIER

Over the 15 years I’ve been in business for myself I have heard many a consultant wonder how they can address the eternal problem of feast and famine. Well let me know if my ICE BREAKER “Feast NOT Famine” SUMMER … Continue reading ICE BREAKER “Feast NOT Famine” SUMMER SIZZLIER

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Adam Afriyie MP will get UK business booming, it’s what he does, best listen to his advice…

Adam Afriyie MP for Windsor makes a genuine invitation to local residents “If you don’t like what I do, don’t vote for me, I can take it, I’m a grown up!” Today, 12th July 2013, at The Castle Hotel in … Continue reading Adam Afriyie MP will get UK business booming, it’s what he does, best listen to his advice…

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New award celebrates women in business

Calling all Berkshire women in business – do you have what it takes to win a top new award. The organisers of the inaugural Women in Business Awards 2013 are looking for women across the Thames Valley and Solent regions … Continue reading New award celebrates women in business

Steve Grainger

Network with Steve Grainger, RFU’s Rugby Development Director

Date for the next Thames Valley event – Thursday 11 July, 7.00 at Reading Rugby Club. Speaker Steve Grainger, the RFU’s Rugby Development Director, talking on ‘Encouraging and supporting business people to bring their business brains into the Rugby Club’ … Continue reading Network with Steve Grainger, RFU’s Rugby Development Director

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PPPIG: People, Process, Premises, Information, Governance

Increasingly in the world of big business, the decision makers are tasked with minimising risk, which means knowing more about their supply chain to ensure they can deliver on time, every time with minimal disruption should a spanner be thrown … Continue reading PPPIG: People, Process, Premises, Information, Governance