Armadillo Creative Limited’s blog

Armadillo Creative Limited What’s the best time or day to send out an E-mailer?  A lot of regional businesses in the North East send out some form of monthly E-mailer, some professionally done, some simply self created. But is it all wasted? Timing is very important in E-Marketing and the perfect time is the $100 question that everyone has been trying to fathom out… More →

Business Buddy at ’s blog

Business Buddy at Why Resourcefulness Is Key To Your Business Success So who reading this has failed? Come on let’s be truthful here… We all have failed in some area of our life at sometime. So ask somebody; why is it that we fail? And they will answers: We didn’t have the technology!; I didn’t have enough time!; We didn’t have enough Money!; The Banks have… More →

McGrigors LLP’s blog

McGrigors LLP How to set up a fund  Have a vision for your fund management business, as distinct from the fund itself. Investors want to know that the manager has a sustainable business, not just a possible deal. You need to consider how you fit into the fund management structure on a long-term basis. You may need to find investors in your fund… More →

NE-BIC’s blog

NE-BIC WEB SHOULD COST LESS FOR LOCAL FIRMS, SAYS FACTORY BOSS After returning to a hub of regional innovation with his new venture, the head of a burgeoning cloud internet firm says that more web companies should follow his lead and offer customers a ‘pay as you go option’, in order to allow North East SMEs to develop new ideas. John Atkinson… More →

Design Network North’s blog

Design Network North About design and what it can do for you Posted by Design Network North on 19 Feb 2011  Design can help you improve your sustainability credentials, create products and services that make people happy and it has positive benefits on business’s bottom line. In this section you can read more of our thoughts on what design is and why it matters, by Mat… More →

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Small firms helped to bid for procurement ‘billions’

David Cameron has announced a series of measures to help small and medium-sized firms compete for billions of pounds worth of central government contracts.

He said the aim was to give businesses greater access to the bidding process by eliminating “excessive bureaucracy and petty regulation”.

Firms should no longer have to input their information each time they apply for a new contract, for example.

The CBI, however, said the government could have gone much further. But what do you think? 

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