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Q&A: Griselda Togobo of Forward Ladies

How the organisation is supporting, inspiring and celebrating women in business Forward Ladies was founded in 1999 to “unlock potential in professional women” in the Yorkshire region. Its owner and

Why and how we started exporting

​Mark Pountain of Charles Farris Ltd shares his thoughts on beginning his business’s export journey Recently announced as winner of the Open To Export Action Plan Competition, Wiltshire-headquartered candle maker

How to do your own market research

​Practical advice from market research consultant Julia Whitehead Market research is an invaluable tool that covers various techniques that can help businesses to test new ideas and gain vital feedback

Business development plans

Growth expert Russell Streeter on the benefits of business development plans If properly researched and put together, a business development plan can help you to scale up your business and