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August2016

Movers and Shakers | Vanessa Sanyauke | CEO | Girls Talk London

Vanessa Sanyauke is CEO of Girls Talk London, a social enterprise that connects young girls and women with senior women and men in various professions through informal events, programmes, an interactive website and online TV channel. Their aim is to increase the number of young girls and women entering competitive industries and to ensure they…

Movers and Shakers | Marielle Legair | Founder, Legair Consults, LLC

Marielle is the founder and force behind Legair Consults, a company that helps small to medium-sized business owners increase their visibility to ultimately drive growth. This involves developing strategies to raise awareness among stakeholders such as media, influencers and customers. Describe your current job responsibilities. As a global public relations consultant my day-to-day responsibilities are…

Marketing Gems from Jo Sealy: Are you nearly there yet?

Well, the year is halfway done! Once the Olympics are over Christmas will be on the horizon and thoughts of the Yuletide season will be upon us. Everyone starts the year off right with an annual business plan, but most business owners forget the all-important mid-year checkup. So now is a perfect time to review the…

Nationwide campaign launches to find, mentor and publish new authors from communities under-represented on bookshelves

The UK’s biggest book publisher, Penguin Random House, has joined forces with writer development charities Spread the Word, Writing West Midlands and Commonword to launch WriteNow.  The nationwide initiative aims to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities under-represented on the UK’s bookshelves. WriteNow aims to find exceptional unpublished writers that are under-represented in books and publishing. This includes writers from a socio-economically…

10 Top tips for starting a crowdfunding campaign | Kelly Angood

Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular method for people to fund any idea. Instead of focusing solely on more traditional types of investment, budding entrepreneurs have to use a different set of skills to impress ‘the crowd’ with their innovations. Whilst there is no magic formula to guarantee crowdfunding success, there are some general guidelines…