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Reflections on 2015 at our Oxford Heart of business Team event 18th December

Everyone had something important to say! 

Our members and guests all enjoyed a great meeting and a special Christmas lunch at the Lambert Arms Hotel.  

Taking the best bits forward 

The signature Heart of business getting to know you round table exercises led by Jackie Jarvis focused on sharing member’s greatest achievements and most important learning from 2015. It is good to take time

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Are you ready?

"It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any." - Hugh Laurie

I shared this quote on social media yesterday as it really resonated with me and with many of the

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The Government takes it’s foot off the accelerator

We were all shocked to hear the news that the Government, without any warning at all, decided to pull the plug on the Business Growth Service and all the funding that went with it.  

The subsidised rates and structured growth plans encouraged many ambitious business owners to take time out to think and experience the value a good business coach or mentor could add. For many this triggered the

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A Great Buzz at our Oxford Heart of business Team event!

Our members and guests all enjoyed a great meeting and delicious lunch at the Lambert Arms. The signature Heart of business getting to know you round-table exercises led by Jackie Jarvis focused on values. Members and guests shared their most important values and what good looks like in their businesses. Many found common ground! 

Heart of business is built on a core set of values and is very

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Gybe-ho! Sailing your business into a brighter future

What can businesses today learn from the ancient art of sailing?

Talking to a colleague the other day about sailing it came to me (as a novice sailor) that there are many skills that I have recently learnt from sailing that would be useful in building high growth businesses.

Gybing is a manoeuvre that turns the boat through the wind taking you in a new direction when the wind is behind you.

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December 18th - Pre-event workshop

How to Create the Right Social Media Strategy and Plan for your Business - By David Harris

Tired of constantly tweeting and posting with no obvious business results? Join David Harris as he shares some approaches to planning and using social media as part of your business growth plan.

You will learn:

  • Why social media is here to stay and why you must embrace it
  • How to fit social media into
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