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18 Jun

The British Street Food Awards

The toughest street food competition in the world is coming to Derby.

18 Jun

Double Award Joy for East Midlands ICT Firm

Managed IT and Communications Service Provider, Air-IT are celebrating after winning two awards in as many weeks at the Derby Telegraph and Nottingham Post Business Awards.

18 Jun

£2.5bn British Patient Capital Programme launched to enable long-term investment in innovative companies across the UK

The British Business Bank is launching British Patient Capital, a new £2.5bn programme designed to enable long-term investment in high growth potential companies across the UK led by ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build successful, world-class busine

Growth Hub Blog

Demystifying Digital PR

July 14th, 2017

As the world shifts online, digital PR is proving to be a powerful beast for any business. No longer limited to print media, brands can now gain valuable exposure on any number of websites, beyond newspapers and magazines. But as a relatively young discip

Why Open Innovation is Relevant to You

June 1st, 2017

How can you get your products to market more efficiently? You have great ideas, a great team, investors onside. All is well, but somehow the final piece of the puzzle doesn’t quite fall into place. Issues with the technology, commercial strategy or overal

Why Cultivating Office Friendships Is So Important

May 26th, 2017

Many of us work to earn as much money as we can in order to enjoy ourselves outside of work, but this drive shouldn’t be at the detriment of our happiness when we’re at work. When we’re spending nearly a third of our lives working we should ensure we’re e

Writing Killer Website Copy Without Being Bland and Salesy

May 2nd, 2017

Everyone’s attention is difficult to grab on the internet, so you need to really nail your website copy. But what makes great website copy? Is it bullet points? Is it pushing your features and benefits, or just your features? If you’re not a keen writer,

How To Deal With Stress At Work

April 27th, 2017

At one stage or another in our lives, most of us will be affected by stress to some degree. For some, the effects of stress can be minimal, for others it can be devastating. During Stress Awareness Month (1-30 April 2017) we look at some of the effects of

Three forms of cyberattack that all SMEs must be able to deal with

April 19th, 2017

Small businesses should by now be aware of the increasing number of cybercrime offence headlines in the 2017 news. Many of these crimes affected large businesses, but it would be a mistake to think that small businesses are protected by their size. Ther

5 top tips to boost your online presence using social media

April 3rd, 2017

Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding social media anymore. These free online digital marketing services can really help you reach new customers, find new contacts, and spread the word about what you do to thousands of potential clients.

Seven Legal Considerations When Setting Up A New Business

March 30th, 2017

Setting up a new business is an exciting and challenging time. Whatever your new venture, securing the right advice – be that financial, legal, HR or otherwise – is crucial. In the long-run it can save you both time and money, removing unnecessary pitfall