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Open For Business: How To Boost Sales During A Pandemic

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 crisis has wreaked havoc for businesses across all sectors. As we navigate our way through phases of the recovery, it’s essential for companies to look for ways to drive sales and connect with customers. Here are some tips to help you attract attention and create and convert more…

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Your perception of your reality isn’t real | Janet Mohapi-Banks

Everything we experience in life creates a single layer of a filter that we view the world through. As that filter contains very many layers, the external reality that you experience is different to the way that anybody else experiences it. No matter how slight, the difference is there because no two people experience the…

Nominations are open for the 14th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

Nominations have opened for the 14th Annual PRECIOUS Awards, the UK’s leading event to celebrate the achievements of women of colour. The awards place the spotlight on women of colour starting and growing a business, outstanding leaders and those working their magic in corporate life. Categories include, Young Entrepreneur of the year, the Outstanding Woman…

PRECIOUS Nights Online | September 2020 edition

PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear from previous PRECIOUS Award winners . Join us as they share the highs, lows and lessons of their journey and give actionable tips and advice. The evening is about storytelling, connecting, honesty and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation….

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Your next level isn’t out there

It’s time to stop thinking about the competition and  take imperfect action, says our resident mindset coach, Janet Mohapi-Banks As we travel down this entrepreneurial journey, we sometimes collect skills and knowledge like they’re going out of fashion. Especially if you’re an online, service-based entrepreneur, the distraction and noise of social media platforms can be…

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Diary of a Start-up Brand | Natalie Joseph

After bullding a successful career as a hair stylist, Natalie Joseph decided to follow her dream to develop a lingerie brand designed for women with fuller busts. Natalie’s mission is to make women  feel confident, sexy, supported and comfortable at all times. Natalie Joseph Lingerie is expected to launch Autumn/Winter 2020. We’re delighted that Natalie…

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New fund launches to deliver £18.7 million in grant funding to social enterprises

Five social enterprise support agencies have come together to deliver The Social Enterprise Support Fund. This new fund will provide essential financial support between £10,000 and £300,000 to help social enterprises during COVID-19. Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd will jointly deliver £18.7 million in grants,…

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Who On Earth Do You Think You Are? | Janet Mohapi-Banks

The latest from our monthly mindset columist Janet Mohapi-Banks asks who is it that you really want to be. We are all born with innate worthiness to live with incredible abundance and that abundance, in all its forms, is trying to get to us.  The only reason that it doesn’t is because we subconsciously put…

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Why your business should be working on PR right now

Over recent weeks and months many businesses have simply been battling to keep afloat and deal with impact of Covid-19. The world is different. But not unrecognisably so. So, when we get back to normal, or a close-as-we-can-get-to-normal interim period, your business need to be fit-for-purpose. And you will need to make sure your customers…

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Movers and Shakers | Evelyn Forde | Headteacher | Copthall School

Evelyn Forde is the headteacher of Copthall School, a high-performing, multi-cultural girls school based in North London. Tell us about your current job responsibilities,  do you have a typical day, week, month, or quarter? I have a student body of nearly a 1000 students and 140 staff, no day is typical! However, my role is…