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05Oct Small Is The New Big!


Here’s a great new book by my current favourite author Seth Godin. Always insightful, irreverent and stimulating. It’s a series of thought provoking articles and rants on remarkable businesses.

Well worth a read. Click here to buy it from Amazon. Let me know what you think.

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03Oct Standing In Their Own Queues!

Just been speaking to the team at Business Link Tyne & Wear, and they are taking some of their own medicine this week (National Customer Service Week by the way!). As well as seeing the Chief Exec manning the telephones on reception as part of a ‘back to basics’ initiative, the senior management team will be ‘applying for funding’ this week by putting themselves in the shoes of their clients and working through their application forms .

It’s a great example of ‘standing in your own queues’ whereby you look at your business from your customers’ point of view. So why not follow their example? Ring up your own business, revisit your website, sit in your reception, or request some sales information from your marketing department.

How do you measure up? alternatively, get someone else to do it for you and ask for their feedback.

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14Sep Yo! We’re Playing To Win again!

Simon WoodroffeInspirational entrepreneur, and Dragon’s Den star, Simon Woodroffe, the creative force behind Yo! Sushi is our keynote speaker at Playing To Win 4.

This annual event attracts business leaders and managers from all over the North East, and takes place on Wednesday 6th December 2006 at The Riverside Stadium, Middlesborough.

Supported by Business Link and facilitated by Andy Hanselman, it’s a half day of stimulation, inspiration, and motivation. We’re busy lining up other speakers and are expecting a bumper crowd at this year’s event.

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