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22 Nov

Our Future Derby

A new and exciting initiative which engages primary school children and introduces them to the changing world of work is being rolled-out across 37 primary schools in Derby. Find out how you can get involved.

21 Nov

New EAFRD to help create new jobs for Rural Businesses

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme has opened a new call under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) worth £35 million.

18 Nov

Enterprise and Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University

The new home for local businesses, start-ups, students, graduates and local entrepreneurs. Nottingham Trent University are opening a dynamic and innovative centre for both entrepreneurs and growing enterprises that want to work and co-locate with them.

Growth Hub Blog

Five Types of Offices for Independent Workers and Start-Ups

August 17th, 2017

Do you work from home? Are you happy working from your home office every day? If not, you may imagine renting a snug little room with a desk and file cabinet. But if you’ve looked into it seriously, chances are you’ve discovered that traditional office re

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.

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.