Business Action | February / March 2020

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February / March 2020 issue of the independent North Devon-based business magazine covering news about business and enterprise in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Chulmleigh, Combe Martin, Holsworthy, Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, South Molton, Torrington, Woolacombe and more.

This issue includes the Business Action Awards 2020, North Devon's independent business awards.

CONTENTS

Virtual Business Partners

Because running a business

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Why work with a Virtual Business Partner?

What’s the Benefit?

If you are a solopreneur, entrepreneur or SME we can help

you to:

• Consolidate your position - stabilise or expand, depending on the

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• Streamline your business, across - processes, procedures, systems

and people

• Invigorate and energise your reasons for starting this journey -

through coaching and collaboration

How do we do this?

• By listening - to what’s working and what’s not, and to your end

goal vision.

• By offering practical advice and actually doing what’s needed - we

are not just all talk, we are not gurus, we actually do the work.

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• By bringing extensive experience and a proven track record to the

table.

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Partner is right for you.

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Web site | business-action.co.uk

Online version | business-action.uk

Vol 2 Issue 1 – February / March 2020 – distribution 2,500

You have to be in it to win it............................................................................ 1

Independent food firm expands UK reach................................................ 2

Award win for manufacturer........................................................................... 2

New year, new office for design agency.................................................... 3

Business group’s new chairman.................................................................. 3

Flower shop blooms under new ownership............................................. 4

Bring Your Dog to Work Day sponsor........................................................ 4

Be Ready to attract more Purple Pounds................................................. 5

BBxpo earlybird exhibition stand offer...................................................... 5

Privacy: sorting fact from fiction.................................................................. 6

Business Action advertising plans.............................................................. 7

Making accurate sales predictions.............................................................. 7

Healthy life, healthy business........................................................................ 8

Business directory – find products and services................................. 9

Business Action Awards 2020....................................................................... 10

Headline sponsor................................................................................................. 11

Awards categories and sponsors................................................................. 12

Top tips on winning business awards........................................................ 17

In the hot seat: Jason Sharman of Atlas Packaging............................ 18

Are you still typing invoice data into your accounts?......................... 19

From £10 to £1 million #10to1m.................................................................... 19

Hotel events support local food producers............................................. 20

Petroc: technology centre launch, business drop-ins

and apprenticeship event................................................................................. 20

Devon Chamber Access to Finance Fair................................................... 21

International trade training ............................................................................. 21

© Need it Find it 2020. All information in this magazine is published in good faith.

Any views expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher, Need it Find it.

Readers are strongly recommended to seek advice from an appropriate professional

before taking any action on any topic discussed in the magazine and to check full

terms and conditions of any products or services promoted in advertisements.

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