Harvey Nichols supports Birmingham retailers

November 2, 2010
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Harvey Nichols supports Birmingham retailers

ONE of Birmingham’s most luxurious stores is putting its support behind two of the city's independent retailers by showcasing them at its new pop-up shop.

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Marketing in crisis?

October 31, 2010
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This week’s cover feature looks at the often grim view board members have of marketing. But is marketing at a crisis point? Over the last few weeks I have almost become convinced that it is. It started when I began researching this week’s cover feature on what board members really think of marketers. I...

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Black Country businesses not served by growth fund

October 30, 2010
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Black Country businesses not served by growth fund

THE head of a Wolverhampton business loans company has said many viable Black Country businesses are in danger of missing out from Government stimulus packages. Paul Kalinauckas, chief executive of Black Country Reinvestment Society (BCRS), has also questioned banking claims that 85% of SME funding applications are being approved. Mr Kalinauckas said the claims...

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West Midlands LEPs – The uncertain picture

October 29, 2010
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West Midlands LEPs – The uncertain picture

THE future direction of economic development in the West Midlands was unclear today after the Government’s announcement that it is to proceed with Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) bids for the Birmingham and Coventry Chamber groups but not from the Black Country. The Birmingham Chamber Group, which also takes in Solihull, Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth and...

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How to deliver your Marketing effectively – Networking seminar

October 29, 2010
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At a recent networking event, Simon gave a practical seminar to 30+ small business owners from across the Midlands. which covered five simple steps to help them effectively deliver their Marketing. Saving small business owners time, money and the hassle that is usually associated when working on a Marketing projects and trying to run...

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How to retain customers (Microsoft Marketing campaign)

October 14, 2010
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How to retain customers (Microsoft Marketing campaign)

How to retain customers (Microsoft Marketing campaign)Earlier this year, Simon Washbrook was asked to feature in a 2 minute video for a Microsoft small business Marketing campaign, highlighting the benefits of how CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software can help small businesses to retain more customers and increase sales.

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