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Below are a number of blog posts which have been written in regards to Business in the West Midlands.
We all know that to move the local economy forward we need to focus on being localised, realisation is for many that as a business attempting to survive and grow, its far better to work and nurture something which is close and accessible than to think too big and spread yourself too thin.
Please feel free to comment on any of the blogs as there are aimed at being thought provoking and not saying the flowery things everybody wants to hear.
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on 11/19/2012 - 05:02 pm
For the past decade we’ve all know that we’re nearing Christmas, not because of what’s on sales in the shops but more so what’s on the television every Saturday and Sunday night from September onwards.
Very much the same as a business start-up - XFactor in the early years had the idea of what it was trying to achieve and the viewers took to it and understood it as being able to help push the talent of others as well as having a reachable route to display their own talent (or should we say perceived talent).
As time has moved on, and the XFactor phenomenon has grown, the show seems to have moved away from its initial ethos of talent scouting or ...
on 09/07/2012 - 09:29 am
Yesterday saw us have a meeting with Margot James who as some may know is the MP for Stourbridge.
The purpose of our meeting was to personally inform and advise of our Connect WM business model, as well as the continuing trials and tribulations which we face as a private enterprise.
Never really having done this approach before we were unsure what to expect either as a response during or in regards to action after the meeting.
We also took the opportunity to also explain about our forthcoming ‘Connect Business Exhibition’ being held on the 10th October 2012.
Our meeting was held during one of the regular surgery meetings which Margot undertakes ...
on 06/22/2012 - 03:10 pm
Forwardline Marketing Ltd as the name suggests are a marketing company based over in Rugeley, Staffordshire and has been operating for a number of years. Recently they added an addition to their business, a service to incorporate events calling this aspect of their business Forward Events through which they are looking to host and promote events up and down the country.
Last Friday (15/06/2012) saw them hold their first event, held at the Aston Villa Football Ground and incorporated a business exhibition, multiple seminars and speed networking.
We attended two of the seminars, which covered Social Networks and Online Success.
The Social Networks – How exposed ...
on 03/29/2012 - 06:59 pm
Today we paid a visit to the Business Growth Show which was held for the first time at ‘The Clarendon Suites’ just off the Hagley Road Birmingham.
The event was very well attended with early indications showing that a reported 300 plus attendees physically turned up from the 500 or so that actually said they were going to attend.
The Clarendon Suites boasts “that it is the perfect Birmingham venue for every occasion” which is something that you may initially take with a pinch of salt – but once you have looked around its interior and identified what it is that it has to offer, you will undoubtedly be amazed how something of such a calibre is l ...
on 03/23/2012 - 12:22 pm
This week has seen the start of the next series of the Apprentice, where a bunch of business folk each think that their better than the next – some would argue whether they really think that, is debatable but it makes good telly.
This series see’s Nick Holzherr who started one of his businesses out of Birmingham’s Aston Science Park incubation units; centring on the use of QR codes, as one of the entrepreneurial hopefuls.
This week’s first task for the band of business demons was to effectively create something from a blank canvas and make it something that would sell.
It really never ceases to amaze how the big I am people large up their ab ...
on 01/09/2012 - 09:18 am
No doubt for many people over Christmas there came a time during watching the repeat of the 1973 Morecombe and Wise Christmas show, where the mind may have somewhat wondered to thinking about work.
Thoughts going through the old grey matter to such an extent that it filled them with so much positivity that for a split moment the whole future and way forward in 2012 seemed crystal clear.
Also the family gatherings over the festive period - who was going where, at what time, for which meal will have caused time for reflection with a majority of comments being at the end of the day being “we aren’t doing this again next Christmas.”
Quite what some ...
on 01/03/2012 - 05:01 pm
Despite what you may think a bank is always keen to provide finance to businesses in order to support their growth.
When a bank assesses any borrowing request they will look at a range of factors to help them with their decision – with this in mind and in order to help with preparation for any borrowing request we have detailed below some pointers for consideration.
It is important to note that consideration by a bank on access to finance requests by a business will involve credit scoring which could take into consideration 3 broad areas.
The information that a business provides as part of its application.
Any information which the bank may already hold ab ...
on 11/23/2011 - 06:14 pm
The HSBC Halesowen branch held a small business get together meeting last thursday which was quite informal but allowed small local businesses to attend and get to speak with each other.
As always at such event food and drinks were available, and for us we experienced no real hard sell of HSBC or its products which was perhaps reassuring for some, although those attending surely were there to know more about how HSBC could possibly benefit their business or at the very least identify a way for them to have access to finance.
It still never fails to astound us…..! Why on earth do business people go through the time and hassle of saying they’ll be atten ...
on 11/23/2011 - 05:56 pm
Last week late one afternoon saw an access to finance event take place at Walsall Town Hall – the event being organised jointly between BCRS (Black Country Reinvestment Society) and Think Walsall.
During our attendance at many events throughout the region ,and our subsequent engagement with local businesses - them being able to connect to finance in the west midlands seems to be paramount to what it is they’re after, that….. and sales of course.
Yet it was disappointing to note at the access to finance meeting in Walsall that perhaps the best was not made of what was potentially on offer - which was localised finance providers being there ready and w ...
on 11/12/2011 - 10:49 am
Yesterday the Jury’s Inn which is located on Birmingham’s Broad Street hosted the latest Birmingham Chamber Networking event which allowed local businesses to turn up as delegates and engage with other delegates and event exhibitors.
The attendance to the event seemed quite good and although hard to explain it had a different feel to it when compared to other local events in the West Midlands. It seemed that a vast majority of attendees who turned up seemed to be suited and booted, some would say they were more of a corporate type person although that was not the case when actually speaking to people and find out what it was they do and where they work.
One of t ...