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The Importance of Staying Positive?

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I think it was the Monty Python Team who sang the praises of always looking on the Bright Side of Life, but they weren’t the first. The Harvard Medical School lists many interesting examples of research conducted over the years Optimism and your health – Harvard Health and it is interesting to note that in a study of 2,873 healthy …

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21 Easy Things to make 2021 A More Profitable Year

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Let’s face it 2020 has been such a stinker for so many businesses that assuming you can survive financially, anything that could help your business prosper by even a small amount in 2021 has to be a bonus, especially if it’s quick and easy to do? Here are a few ideas, many of which we’ve deployed ourselves to good effect …

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Unearthing Business Growth Areas in the New Normal

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Our business suffered a 60% drop in turnover the week after the UK Covid-19 lockdown was announced as some businesses obviously impacted by the virus had no option but to cease trading and in a few cases businesses took the opportunity for a breather to replan their future business strategies, not just their Online Marketing activities. Whilst it came as …

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It’s Never Too Late for a Leap Year!

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Let’s face it unless you received an interesting proposal we’d all probably be forgiven for failing to notice that 2020 was also memorable for being a Leap Year, I certainly didn’t notice. The next official one is of course almost another 4 years away but how nice would it be to be able to turn the clocks back and magically …

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Mary Poppins versus The End of The World?

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Like me, you may have noticed during the Covid-19 pandemic a sudden and not so subtle increase in the number of programmes on TV or stories in the media that have what can best be described as a gory theme. Whether it’s stories about catching a murderer or not catching him (or her) until its too late, about drug lords …

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Combative or Collaborative, what will the next decade look like?

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To keep my finger on the pulse, and as an ex Market Researcher, I can’t resist answering the occasional behavioural survey or questionnaire much beloved by psychologists and FMCG Marketers everywhere. A frequent topic of late during the Covid-19 crisis has been questions around the extent to which in future I may prefer to give my custom to brands or …

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Google Glass……they’ve broken the mould but not the idea

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The Internet has been alive with news that Google has abandoned its ambitious Google Glass project and the general consensus seems to be a degree of gloating that the online mega-giant has failed. Whilst we are not known for being big fans of Google (by that we mean its business practices, there is of course no denying it’s a damned …

The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 12

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Well it’s the final week and a showdown between our original 5:1 favourite Mark from Australia and 10:1 dark horse Bianca, who has performed strongly of late. The task this week is actually to start off the very businesses Lord Sugar is going to back – aided by expert opinion plus a handful of other candidates returning to help out …