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WallaceBurch: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Kumud Gandhi and The Cooking Academy

WallaceBurch: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Kumud Gandhi and The Cooking Academy | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of advice out there about being an entrepreneur, plus plenty of theoretical know-how that one can gain from business study. But the crux of the matter is: what’s it actually like at the coal-face?

 There’s nothing better than learning from other people’s business experiences and, in a series of articles, we’ll be introducing you to some new entrepreneurs and how they’ve made it so far – in the hope that their stories and insights might inspire you to take the entrepreneurial plunge or provoke some thought for your own business. One such role model is food expert Kumud Gandhi, founder of The Cooking Academy. 
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WallaceBurch: What SMEs should look for when recruiting

WallaceBurch: What SMEs should look for when recruiting | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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In business there’s an extraordinarily wide variance in recruitment philosophy. At one end of the spectrum there are those who look for the people with the quickest availability and the lowest cost, generally with some attempt to determine whether candidates have the ability and attitude to do the job to an acceptable level. 

At the other end, there are those who are willing to invest significant time, resource and skills with the goal of finding exceptionally talented people who will do outstanding jobs, grow with the business and help drive the business forward.

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Sound of success: finding perfect acoustics for a productive office

Sound of success: finding perfect acoustics for a productive office | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Sound in a space affects us profoundly, claims acoustics expert Julian Treasure. He offers his tips on creating positive soundscapes
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Oh, we do like to do business beside the seaside

Oh, we do like to do business beside the seaside | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
You should look to coastal regions across the UK as they become popular business hubs, says Graham Longley, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Enterprise, Tourism and Economic Development. When we think of the seaside we imagine building sandcastles and eating fish and chips on the beach, but in recent years we are seeing a…
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Three ways to create an army of advocates through clever marketing

Here, Gideon Lask discusses how to turn your customers into your very own brand advocates. 
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Quality content and backlinks will boost your Google ranking - Real Business

Quality content and backlinks will boost your Google ranking - Real Business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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How analytics can help improve customer service - Real Business

Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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SMEs see encouraging growth but attracting key talent is a concern

SMEs see encouraging growth but attracting key talent is a concern | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Research shows an increased headcount and turnover among established businesses – but skills shortages worry entrepreneurs. 
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Manufacturers focus on the domestic market - Real Business

Manufacturers focus on the domestic market - Real Business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Online sales and retail outlook good this Christmas - Real Business

Online sales and retail outlook good this Christmas - Real Business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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Skills Shortage in the Capital - Business Matters

Skills Shortage in the Capital - Business Matters | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Nearly half of London's businesses say there is a skills shortage current in the capital, according to the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey.
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What entrepreneurs and owners of fast-growth businesses look for from new hires

What entrepreneurs and owners of fast-growth businesses look for from new hires | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Recruiting for fast-growth businesses is a key component to maintaining development, but is a task fraught with issues involving time, talent pool, resources and intuition.
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How to boost worker productivity: plant some clutter around your office - Telegraph

How to boost worker productivity: plant some clutter around your office - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that - contrary to common business philosophy - adding plants to a minimalist office could boost worker productivity by 15pc
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FDs need to be strategists, as well as accountants - Real Business

FDs need to be strategists, as well as accountants - Real Business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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How to end your meeting on a positive note - Business Matters

How to end your meeting on a positive note - Business Matters | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
How you end your meetings can make the difference between whether your team's time was wasted or well-spent.
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7 tips for designing a cool office - Telegraph

7 tips for designing a cool office - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Heinz, Coca-Cola, M&C Saatchi, British Airways and the BBC use Shoreditch-based art studio Acrylicize to create eye-catching office spaces. Founders James Burke and Paul Arad have these tips for companies looking to give their headquarters a “cool” makeover.
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Untapped strength: How SMEs can unlock balance sheets to finance growth 

Untapped strength: How SMEs can unlock balance sheets to finance growth  | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Close Brothers CEO Adrian Sainsbury explores asset-based finance route and explains how the approach can be flexible for businesses.
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4 Steps to an Optimal Shopping Cart That Will Bring Your Customers Back Again & Again - Business Matters

4 Steps to an Optimal Shopping Cart That Will Bring Your Customers Back Again & Again - Business Matters | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Perhaps one of the most desirable influences for a business that a company can have on its customers is its ability to encourage repeat buying from its former customers
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Entrepreneurs feel future growth is a given – if they can shore up the skills shortfall - Elite Business Magazine

Entrepreneurs feel future growth is a given – if they can shore up the skills shortfall - Elite Business Magazine | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Research from EY shows that entrepreneurs expect coming years to compound recent growth but attracting talent remains a sticking point
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How to deal with negative online comments

How to deal with negative online comments | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Online feedback can have a devastating impact on your firm’s reputation. Emma Feathersone looks at how to limit damage
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Caffeine mainliner, self-improver or procrastinator? What’s your stress personality? - Business Matters

Caffeine mainliner, self-improver or procrastinator? What’s your stress personality? - Business Matters | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
BM Columnist Julian Hall takes an irreverent look at human behaviours under stress and explains why, in reality, it’s no joke.
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SME Masterclass: How to turn round a failing business - Telegraph

SME Masterclass: How to turn round a failing business  - Telegraph | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
It is not easy but it is possible, says Rachel Bridge
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The three phases of SME adoption of Big Data

The three phases of SME adoption of Big Data | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The concept of Big Data is just beginning and the quicker SMEs adopt it, the more they will be able to reap the benefits, deliver true business value and stay ahead of the competition.
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What makes a good leader?

What makes a good leader? | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
We all know that good leaders are vitally important, but what makes a good one, and how do you spot the candidates who will really be up to the task? Egon Zehnder’s Jill Ader passes on a few tips.
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Does the small business bill go far enough to help entrepreneurs? - Real Business

Does the small business bill go far enough to help entrepreneurs? - Real Business | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business news and management advice for entrepreneurs, growing businesses and SMEs.
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Study shows promising outlook for small companies around the world

Study shows promising outlook for small companies around the world | Entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
An international survey of small businesses has revealed a strong improvement in sentiment over the past 12 months. 
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