Author Archives: Ian Dunkerley

Business Strategy, it’s all in the Planning

We are almost one month into 2016, have you stopped to think where your business is heading this year? If not then now may be a good moment to make time to contemplate your business strategy. If your business strategy … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Predicting Growth

I attended a very informative breakfast event today at HSBC in Fulwood, Preston. The event focused on developing growth strategies for Lancashire manufacturers. There were some interesting messages coming from the event, which I have summarised below. According to the … Continue reading

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Key Elements to Successful CRM Project Management

When selecting a CRM system it is important to firstly realise that this is not about a comparison of features from the various software vendors but recognition that you should make decisions based upon an analysis of your own requirements. … Continue reading

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Innovation Funding Within Lancashire

The Lancashire Innovation Network is a European supported project from Regenerate Pennine Lancashire that is available to SME businesses based in Lancashire, defined as the 2 unitary authorities, Blackburn, Blackpool and those authorities in the administrative county of Lancashire. The … Continue reading

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Leadership and Management Advisory Service

The Leadership and Management Advisory Service provides tailored advice and support to senior leaders within small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises that can clearly demonstrate the potential for high growth. The service provides access to funding of up … Continue reading

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What I Learnt From Setting Up a Business

I have advised hundreds of businesses in the past but never set up my own and even though I can sympathise with owners and Directors I never truly knew what life would be like. Like many start-up businesses I work from home … Continue reading

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