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9 Important Lessons in Life and Business from The Camino De Santiago - Part 1

The Way of St Jacks!

Jackie Jarvis, Director of Heart of business and business development mentor, made the 500 mile journey of the famous Camino Frances, otherwise known as the Way of St James with her partner Matt Wright in 2015.

This is the way of 'St Jacks,' a business blog that shares insights gained from taking time out and connecting with the spiritual energy of the Camino.

"I hope that

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Using stories to build your business

Is yours a service business? Is it difficult to explain your USP without feeling like a scratched record?

Last week I was at an event run by Mums in Business in Ealing and the speaker was Andrew Hilary. He reminded us just how powerful creating stories when talking about your business rather than simply trying to package a ‘business message’. Think of your own story, Andrew urged. How can

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How to turn your bank manager from a devil into a cuddly teddybear!

A bold claim perhaps, but many business owners and directors see their bank manager in a very negative light. Often this is with very good reason, even if we only believe 50% of the stories in the press.

There is an old saying that parents often use with children around Christmas concerning Santa Claus, “you need to believe to receive.” This statement could, with a little poetic licence, be

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Thames Valley Heart of Business Team is growing…

We had an excellent Hob Team meeting at Grovefield House on Tuesday 10th November. Thank you to everyone who supported this event! 

Getting to know each other

Members and guests enjoyed a selection of our signature Hob getting to know each other exercises. These included sharing their 3 P's pride, passion and perfect clients, as well as sharing their interests outside of work. We all learnt a

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November 27th - Pre-event workshop

How to develop your marketing plan for your business - By Nathan King

Unsure how your marketing efforts fit within your wider business strategy or perhaps how to go about creating a winning marketing plan? In this workshop, Nathan will share some of his experience in creating successful marketing plans.

You will learn about:

  • What marketing is actually all about
  • The strategic process and
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How Standards create value for your company

Of the companies that use Quality Standards and actively participate in the development of those Qualities, most see them as linked to their core business strategy and realise that Standards bring benefits to their organisation. However, some are not as aware of the benefits and some perceive the benefits in a different way, sometimes at a cost to their business.

In a bid to demonstrate that

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