Five minutes a day, helps business prosper

 Sian Propert and Aniseed Catering

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 Event caterer Sian Propert’s top tip is to spend five minutes each day putting into practice skills she has learnt at the marketing and social media workshops.

Sian, who is Director of Aniseed Catering, is just one of many small businesses in Bristol which has benefited from training offered by Blue Orchid. Her belief is that business support not only helps companies like hers, but is also good for the city’s economy. Continue reading

Get your skates on to nominate your business for the Rochdale Hidden Gem Awards

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November 11 2014

 

Get your skates on to nominate your business for the Rochdale Hidden Gem Awards

 

The deadline is fast approaching for successful small businesses in Rochdale to nominate themselves for the prestigious Hidden Gem Business Award and have the chance to win an iPad mini.

The Awards, organised by Blue Orchid, have already received 11 nominations from across the Borough but businesses have until 5pm on Thursday November 13th to put themselves forward.

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Business Awards celebrate entrepreneurial success in Worcestershire

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Date: November 17 2014

Business Awards celebrate entrepreneurial success in Worcestershire

More than 1000 people in Worcester have cast their vote in the prestigious Worcestershire Business Awards with winning businesses being announced at an Award Ceremony that will take place on Wednesday November 19th at the Sixways Stadium.

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Superfast broadband provides business boost for female entrepreneurs

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Superfast broadband provides business boost for female entrepreneurs

Connecting Cheshire has awarded Blue Orchid a £75,000 contract to deliver specialist support and events for female entrepreneurs in Cheshire to help them boost their businesses by using the latest digital technologies.

The ‘Connecting Cheshire: Women in Business’ programme will give women-led businesses the comprehensive and practical advice they need to maximise the potential that faster broadband and digital technology can bring to business.

(L-R) Blue Orchid Cheshire Area Manager Kerry Hall,  Blue Orchid business advisors Debbie Clayton-Priestley and Pam Dawson, and British Bag Maker Emma Cornes.

(L-R) Blue Orchid Cheshire Area Manager Kerry Hall, Blue Orchid business advisors Debbie Clayton-Priestley and Pam Dawson, and British Bag Maker Emma Cornes.

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Free business advice from Blue Orchid available to Halton entrepreneurs

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Free business advice from Blue Orchid available to Halton entrepreneurs

Whether you have a great idea for new business or you are just thinking about setting up a new venture, Blue Orchid’s free Exploring Enterprise workshops will ensure you get off the right start.

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Chef James Martin wished Alison Unsworth success with her new venture outside the Funny Onion Cafe

The three-hour workshop sessions cover all aspects of setting up a new business from exploring the viability of potential business ideas right through to help and support securing funding. Continue reading

Business Awards celebrate entrepreneurial success in Worcestershire

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September 8th 2014                                                                                         

The hunt is now on for Worcestershire’s most successful entrepreneurs and start up businesses, as nominations for the prestigious Worcestershire Business Awards open on Monday September 8th.

The Business Awards have been established as part of the Enterprising Worcestershire Business Support Programme and is an entirely free event for local businesses.  The event not only recognises the hard work, dedication and commitment of individual entrepreneurs but it also provides local businesses with the chance to showcase their success. Continue reading

Prepare to get crafty for the Tour de France

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Date: June 23 2014

Prepare to get crafty for the Tour de France

Littleborough business owner, Janine Rez, will be putting her creative mark on the Tour de France – the World’s most prestigious cycling event – when it passes through Rochdale on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014.

Janine, owner of Queenie Beenie’s Crafty Cabin, was among a number of small businesses that attended an event organised by Blue Orchid and Rochdale Council to encourage local people to make the most of the potential business opportunities when the Tour de France passes through the region.  Rochdale Council invited businesses to apply for a grant to support their business idea and Queenie Beenie’s Crafty Cabin succeeded in securing £600 of funding.Queenie Beanie gets creative Continue reading

Enterprising Worcestershire helps businesses to launch and thrive

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Enterprising Worcestershire helps businesses to launch and thrive

 

Over the past year, more than 800 individuals looking to set up a business in the Worcestershire area have benefitted from the free advice and support available from Enterprising Worcestershire.

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Advisors ready to help your business: Left to right: Marion Taggart, Graham Kay, Peter Daniel, Chris Bargman, Steve Dunn, Frank Titley and Catherine Bray 

Enterprising Worcestershire is just one of the many business support programmes available through Worcestershire County Council via Worcestershire Business Central. Continue reading