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Student Enterprise Awards & Business Planning

I really enjoyed my visit to my old school to present to the students doing the Student  Enterprise Awards scheme. I was terribly nervous, not just because I’d be meeting my old principal and presenting in front of some teachers … Continue reading

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Biting the Bullet: Setting up a Franchise

I had a lovely holiday and have come back refreshed and recharged with lots of ideas. Matthew met me with lots of newspaper cuttings and articles for me to read. The place hadn’t fallen down while I was away even … Continue reading

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Plan To Succeed In Business

“Never call in a consultant to put together your business plan for you. This is a mistake I see new companies make all the time. My advice? Do it yourself…… there is a popular misconception that a plan written by … Continue reading

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Qualitative Data & The Importance of Packaging

It seemed as though the Jubilee celebrations were worldwide last weekend, not just confined to Britain and as we saw so many union jack flags and bunting, not to mention so much memorabilia on display and for sale, it got … Continue reading

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Quantitative Data – Do You Understand It?

Quantitative Data – I can remember being somewhat scared by this term when we started to investigate it for our business plan, now a year ago.  Data suggested lots and lots of numbers whereas Quantitative had connotations of quantities or … Continue reading

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One Door Closes, Another One Opens

I’m back with a bang! Yes, we’re just over half way through the first year of business and it seems a good time to evaluate, focus, re-focus,  garner some energy and goodwill and go full steam ahead for the next … Continue reading

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The Importance of Customer Service Excellence

When we were doing our business plan, Matthew asked me which was the most important element of the Marketing Mix for The Cheese Mall and after I thought about it for some time, I decided that the ‘People’ is perhaps … Continue reading

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