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How to beat Blue Monday

January 16, 2017
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The third Monday in January is often dubbed the most depressing day of the year. With a combination of dark mornings, post-Christmas gloom and fast-failing New Year’s resolutions, it’s easy to see why. There may not be anything scientific[...]
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The 4 study skills every learner needs

January 9, 2017
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Motivating yourself as an adult learner is different to being at school or university. You might be more focused, but you’re more likely to be juggling family life and a full-time job. At Stonebridge, we tap into the ambition that we know[...]
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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

January 1, 2017
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The next 12 months could take your career in an entirely new direction. Make your New Year’s resolutions count in 2017 and focus on your future. Where did it all begin? New Year’s resolutions have a long history. 4000 years ago the Babylonians began[...]
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Your Business Start Up Journey – The Final Stage

December 13, 2016
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Creating your business plan and pitch is the final step in your entrepreneurial journey. You have accumulated a wealth of information so far, all of which will inform your final pitch and plan. Your business plan enables you to evaluate your business[...]
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Business Start Up Element 5 – Plan the Budget

December 1, 2016
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Effective budgeting and forecasting are essential to the success of your business start up. You’ll need to know how to produce key financial records and statements in order to gain initial investment for your venture, this can be difficult without any[...]
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Your Start Up Journey – Plan the Business Operations

November 22, 2016
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You’ve established that there is a need for your product or service and have used the marketing mix to develop a positioning strategy. Now that your start up business idea is concrete and ready to go, you need to understand the legalities. Abiding by[...]
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Business Start Up Element 3 – Planning the Marketing Approach

November 16, 2016
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You’ve built and refined your business start up idea and turned it into a unique and exciting product that your target audience needs. In Element 3 you will use the marketing mix to develop a positioning strategy and begin to generate a loyal customer[...]
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Black Friday – Everything that you Need to Know

November 15, 2016

In the UK, we’ve long been adopting American traditions. School prom nights, Halloween and most recently Thanksgiving, but nothing causes quite the same level of hysteria as Black Friday. In a recent article for the Retail Shop Fitting and Display Summit,[...]
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Continue Your Business Start Up Journey – Building the Business Idea

November 9, 2016
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You are now fully equipped with the knowledge that you need to begin your entrepreneurial journey, and should turn your attention to building your business start up idea. Consider who will buy your product or service, gain valuable feedback from your[...]
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Begin Your Business Start Up Journey with Stonebridge

November 3, 2016

Setting up a new business requires specific skills and attributes in order to grow a start up from an initial idea to a successful business. There are six key elements to starting a new business, each one as important as the next in ensuring the continued[...]
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