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12 Jun

Digital Start-Up Proodle Solutions Earn a Triple Win at the Ingenuity19 Competition

Proodle Solutions, a start-up digital business that has built a unique platform to boost universities’ international student recruitment efforts, scooped three major awards at the Ingenuity19 Competition worth £9,500

12 Jun

Number of people in work continues to rise across the region

The number of people in work across the East Midlands rose in the three months to the end of April compared to the previous quarter according to figures released this morning.

10 Jun

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Growth Hub Blog

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

Business Lounge Sessions at Venturefest East Midlands

March 6th, 2017

There’s even more on offer for delegates at this year’s Venturefest East Midlands with their boutique Business Lounge sessions. These sessions will offer the opportunity for delegates to hear and learn from experts within the Venturefest East Midlands net