Managing yourself in times of stress

Stress is normal but with our increasingly complex lives can become destabilising. As a business manager or leader this could have an impact on the business performance as staff will pick up on the nuances of how your emotions play out. So as leaders what should we do when we are faced with stressful situations? Chris Lorimer of South West Growth Service suggests a 5 stage plan.

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Finding the purpose of your business

Why does your business exist? Defining the business' purpose is crucial - uniting staff and providing a compelling brand that inspires action. Chris Lorimer, SWGS Director, considers the importance of having an ambitious, authentic, connected and passionate purpose statement.

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Preparing your business for exit

Getting your business ready for an eventual sale takes a lot of planning. Andrew Southall, Director of South West Growth Service, shares his views on what it takes to help a deal proceed smoothly.

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Emily Steed of PwC in conversation with Chris Lorimer of SWGS

PwC Senior Manager, Emily Steed tells SWGS about their SME proposition My Financepartner and how they are working with SW businesses

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Growth through Acquisition

Growth through Acquisition is an opportunity to understand why acquisition may be the strategic pathway to help your business grow, enter new markets or build new capability.

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No man or business has to be an island: top legal issues for business collaborations

Things to think about before you collaborate with a new business partner

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