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MGRW+ Here to Help at The Business Village

Accountants, Auditors and Taxation Consultants, MGRW+ are here to help at The Business Village… MGRW is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in the centre of Sheffield. Our focus is to provide value to our clients through a variety of services. We aim to provide the best possible service, making time to listen to, […]
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Bring your events to life…

New to The Business Village Community  – Zoe Wadsworth, owner of Fab Events!  Fab Events & Marketing Strategy provide their customers with more time, clarity, and direction in their business. They believe marketing and events do not need to be stressful in the workplace but a fun activity for you or your team to carry […]
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Business help for starting (or growing) your own business…

Many businesses have spent the last year hanging on and weathering the storms of Covid-19 and Brexit, so it may seem an unlikely time to consider starting a new business (or growing your existing one). However, with an adaptive mindset, it could be the perfect way to get a head start as the economy picks […]
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Beat The Street at The Business Village

Beat the Street is returning to Barnsley! Are you ready to join in with the game? Beat the Street Workplace Challenge While we’re spending more time apart, Beat the Street is an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to do something together, and there are great prizes on offer! Work together to earn as […]
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Brook practise what they preach at The Business Village…

A FAMILY run business is on track to double in size this year after moving into new offices at The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC and expanding their team. Brook Corporate Developments has doubled the size of its office space having previously had a smaller unit in one of the original buildings at the Wilthorpe site. The […]
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ScaleUp 360 – Packaging Design experts help textile business weave its way to success…

With the help of the ScaleUp 360 team at The Business Village, John Parkinson of iinouiio has made since significant steps since completing the free business support programme! for more information, see the news feature below… ‘Design experts at Sheffield Hallam University have created new packaging for a textile recycling firm that has helped the […]
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Perfecting your Customer Journey

Each company faces a challenge when trying to get into the mind of its customers – which is why it is important to create a step by step strategy that captures your audience and connects the dots throughout their customer journey… On the 21st May, Becky Stevenson – Business Coach – helped us figure out […]
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Health and Wellbeing at The Business Village

Health and Wellbeing at The Business Village Here at The Business Village, we recognise how important it is to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.  To help promote Mental Health Awareness Week, (10th -16th May) we want to acknowledge the tenants on site that contribute and help to maintain a healthy mind, body […]
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S75 Fitness – more than just a fitness studio…

‘If we’ve learnt anything recently, it’s the importance of prioritizing mental well-being and happiness over losing weight.’ Tenant at The Business Village, Victoria Hudson of S75 Fitness is ensuring mental health and wellbeing are her clients’ number one goal. The fitness studio in Barnsley is powered by self-belief, giving clients the encouragement to feel confident […]
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Meet Newable… delivering an alternative money offer into the heart of Barnsley business!

The Business Village is delighted to be working closely with our partner Newable to help businesses across Barnsley and the wider Sheffield City Region access the finance they need. We understand that some Barnsley business owners who have historically relied on traditional sources of finance (high street banks), may be less comfortable with an alternative […]
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How CSR and team building can help your business

With information about your company on hand at the click of a button (or swipe of a finger), it’s easier than ever for people to spend their money with businesses which share their values. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a way for you to demonstrate your commitment to economic, social and environmental causes (either local […]
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The Accumulator Challenge: Supporting Barnsley Hospice

In the month of May, The Business Village are supporting a brilliant cause by taking part in the Accumulator Challenge to raise money for Barnsley Hospice! We will be holding a Raffle at the end of May with the chance to win some fantastic prizes, all of which have been kindly donated to us by […]
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Five Steps to a Profitable Business.

No two days are the same as a business owner and your profits can ebb and flow making for challenging and risky times. That element of excitement vs the predictability of a monthly salary is one of the reasons why people love working for themselves. However, there are also some strategies you can follow to […]
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Eight ways to find your first customer

The last 12 months has seen a huge shift in the working environment. As a nation, we’ve experienced sweeping changes from redundancies and job shortages through to working from home and furlough. Many of us have reflected on the direction of our lives and one blog post from Enterprise Nation reported a record number of […]
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5 steps for hiring your first employee

Recruiting your first employee is a big deal. First of all, you’ll be committing to paying wages for someone every month, so you need to make sure that your cash flow can support this. Then there’s the fact that your business is your baby. If you’ve been running everything on your own for a while, […]
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How to create a social media content calendar for your business

Social media has become an essential marketing strategy for many businesses. It’s free, puts your brand in front of huge numbers of people and is seen as extremely easy to use. However, managing multiple social media accounts can become overwhelming which is where creating a social media content calendar can help. What is a social […]
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Why is customer experience so important for your business?

Most businesses recognise the importance of good customer service, but how many consider the overall customer experience? Great customer experience is vital, so read on to find out what it is, why it’s important and how you can wow your customers. What is customer experience? Customer experience is the perception that people have of your […]
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Post Brexit: How can it affect UK Intellectual Property Law?

On the 19th February, The Business Village hosted an online event with guest speaker Jane Lambert, intellectual property and technology Barrister, who gave us an insight to the future of IP Law in the UK post Brexit… Jane has spent most of her career advising and assisting, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, app developers & inventors who […]
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CWS … helping you and your business make a great first impression!

We’re delighted to welcome another great local business to The Business Village this week, as Neil and Dawn Allemby from CWS join us taking occupancy of a fantastic new unit our exciting new building from February 1st CWS Work, School and Sportswear are suppliers of high quality clothing and PPE and are here to support […]
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Stirring success for Barnsley College student Kelsey…

Barnsley College (@barnsleycollege) student, Kelsey White, has carved the path for her future by turning her love of chocolate and sweet treats into a business venture. This was made possible by support from iTrust, the College’s business start-up programme designed exclusively for students. Before COVID-19, Kelsey often visited markets with her mother, selling sweets and […]
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A quick guide to using stock photography in your business…

You know those times when you’ve written a killer blog post or have a series of social media posts to schedule which need images or graphics before you can hit publish? If you’re a talented photographer or graphic designer, that might not be a problem. But, for those of us without those skills, we tend […]
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The most effective way of starting a podcast for your business…

When many of us found extra time on our hands during the spring 2020 lockdown, perhaps moreso during the current one, it’s no surprise that projects we’ve been toying with for years, such as starting a podcast, have suddenly become viable activities. Podcasting is growing quickly as a publishing platform and a quick Google search […]
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Challenge yourself with Totally Runable

To kick of the year we felt our first event needed to inspire us to get moving and that it certainly did! It was great to hear from Nat Jackson, Director of Totally Runable Ltd & See Sporty Be Sporty CIC, to learn how we can keep fit and stay connected with work colleagues when […]
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CityFibre kick starts Barnsley’s Full Fibre future from The Business Village…

Work to transform Barnsley into one of the world’s best digitally connected towns has kicked off right outside our front door here at Wilthorpe, and even better, their delivery team take up occupancy in two of our units located in Building One at Wilthorpe. Barnsley is celebrating a major milestone in its digital transformation today […]
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8 Customer retention strategies your business should use

Have you ever wondered what the lifetime value of a client is to your business? Building great relationships with your customers can help to increase your customer retention figures and, according to smallbizgenius, an increase of just 5% can boost your profits by 25% to 95%. Here at The Business Village, we really focus on […]
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Being: In Full Colour with Raychel McGuin

Our final virtual networking event of the year saw Raychel McGuin deliver a condensed version of her ‘Being: In Full Colour’ Workshop and after the year we’ve all had, I think we could all agree we needed the uplift and a little motivation to get us thinking about a more positive year ahead! You can […]
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10 common business mistakes and how to avoid them (Part 2)

Earlier this month, we published Part 1 in our series of ‘10 common business mistakes and how to avoid them’ here covering business planning, goal setting, market research, marketing and pricing. In Part 2, we’re going to look at some financial aspects and the personal traits of business owners. Before we get started, it’s important to […]
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10 common business mistakes and how to avoid them (Part 1)

Building a successful business takes time, hard work, and commitment. However, even with the best will in the world, there are still some common business mistakes which can trip you up. One thing is certain – you’ll not get it right every time – and there’s nothing wrong with that, especially if it helps you […]
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Lead Magnets: What, Why and How with Raspberry Flamingo

For our penultimate networking event of the year here at The Business Village, we had the pleasure of introducing Claire Taylor of Raspberry Flamingo – Copywriter & Content marketeer, as our guest host!   This virtual bitesize masterclass helped us to understand the importance of creating a ‘Lead Magnet’ in order to help our businesses […]
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Exciting step as Charlotte puts her heart and sole into venture…

AN ESTABLISHED designer fashion resale business is set to move into The Business Village early in the new year. Charlotte Jones set up Love Luxe three years ago after turning her passion for Louboutin shoes into a successful online business that specialises in buying and selling unworn and unwanted shoes at a fraction of the […]
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Why employ an apprentice in your business?

The ONS stated in their October 2020 report that there were 673,000 fewer payrolled employees in the UK in August 2020 compared with March 2020. If we didn’t already know, this clearly shows that Covid-19 has affected businesses and resulted in workforce cuts. However, with the Government announcing new incentives for hiring apprentices, there could […]
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What is PPC (pay-per-click) marketing and how can you use it to build your business

One of the big advantages of PPC marketing is the speed in which you can get to the first page of a search result. Organic SEO can take time, whereas an advert can get you there within hours so it’s really great for creating brand awareness.
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How to improve employee engagement

Low employee engagement can be a real problem for organisations, damaging their productivity, decreasing overall performance, lowering the well-being of their workforce and reducing profitability. As a business owner, it’s clear to see the advantages of implementing an employee engagement strategy. However, if you need any more incentive, other benefits include an increase in positive […]
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Temporary office space during Covid-19

It’s been a confusing six months for businesses and, just as workplaces were starting to open up again, the Government announced on 22 September 2020 that we should all work from home again if at all possible.
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How can Personal Branding help you gain more clients & increase your profile?

At the return of our First Friday Networking events here at The Business Village last Friday, we were delighted to host another mini masterclass from Tanya Lloyd – Personal Branding Photographer & Expert. This virtual workshop had us all wracking our brains about mission statements, core values and branding. It made us think about why […]
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ABC survey upgrade to new office space!

AN experienced independent company of chartered surveyors is going from strength to strength despite the worries of lockdown. Atkinson Building Consultancy Ltd, which last year obtained the acclaimed Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ firm status, was set up by Adrian Atkinson and his son Jacob at the beginning of 2019, with Adrian’s assistant Amanda Halliday joining […]
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Training company on course for online success with Business Village support

WHEN the lockdown announcement came back in March, training company directors Steve Bates and Sarah Brooks saw their busy diaries empty and Steve found himself working from his Darton home instead of offices at The Business Village in Wilthorpe. Steve, who runs Abbeydale Training with Sarah, recalls how all their course bookings were cancelled as, […]
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Social media tips for businesses

According to a report from Statista.com in March 2020, the UK has 45 million social media users, which equates to over 2/3 of the population. With so many people now using social media, it’s critical for businesses to consider the impact of their social presence when developing strategies. Many of us already use social media […]
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Returning to work after Covid-19

With the Covid-19 alert level reducing and the government encouraging businesses to start returning to the workplace, we’ve made a few changes at The Business Village to help make the space safer for our tenants and visitors.
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How to deal with difficult customers

We’ve all heard the phrase “the customer is always right” but that doesn’t mean the customer is always easy to deal with. With the best will in the world, mistakes sometimes happen, and customers can become upset which often poses a significant challenge for businesses. However, put a good strategy in place to handle these […]
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Maintaining employee wellbeing when working from home

Ensuring that individuals can continue to feel connected to their teams is vital, especially bearing in mind that we tend to spend more waking hours at work than at home. These working relationships are integral for employee happiness but, from a business point of view, they’re also key to creating good employee engagement. Time spent maintaining and nurturing them is time well spent.
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10 positive things you can do when business is slow

When slowdown happens, business owners and senior management teams experience increased pressure and stress about sales revenue, paying the bills and employee welfare. The temptation is to hunker down and weather the storm.
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How to ensure business continuity during the Coronavirus crisis…

With UK businesses now suffering the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to look at your capability to carry out business as usual. The process will be slightly easier if you already have business continuity and disaster recovery plans in place, but our guide below will help you even if you’re starting from scratch
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Nine FREE or low-cost ways to promote your business online

Naturally, you may not want to spend lots of your hard-earned money on marketing right now, but there’s still plenty you can do either free of charge or for very little cost. Even better, we’ve listed our top online tips meaning that you can get going straight away
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How we’re dealing with the COVID -19 crisis…

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Gain More Clients with Effective use of Personal Branding…

Last Friday saw a packed Bistro at The Business Village with tenants and visitors finding out how personal branding can help you gain more clients with some great advice from our good friend Tanya Lloyd from Tanya Lloyd Photography.   In an engaging and highly informative session, Tanya talked us through how: Your Image Your […]
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Building more flexible space for growing businesses in Barnsley…

WORK is about to begin on a £2.5m expansion project at Barnsley’s record-breaking Business Village which will bring up to 25 extra office and workshop units for established and start-up businesses to the town. Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central and Mayor of Sheffield City Region, was among guests who attended the commencement ceremony on […]
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Brook’s new LOOK!

Brook Corporate Developments (BCD) has started the year with a fresh new look for 2020! BCD is a business improvement consultancy based here at The Business Village who operate a multi-disciplinary approach, addressing issues affecting companies of all sizes and helping clients meet their business challenges, providing skills which they may not have in house, […]
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Bitesize Business Briefings from Irwin Mitchell…

In late 2019 Sheffield law firm Irwin Mitchell delivered a series of bitesize workshops here at The Business Village to tenants and externals covering a multitude of different business topics. You can see an overview of the IM experts below along with their presentations (link in blue).   Charlotte Peel Charlotte is a Solicitor in […]
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Join the conversation about the future of Barnsley

People are encouraged to ‘think bold’ in their responses when talking about what the future of Barnsley could hold. Barnsley Council together with a range of partners from health, business, education and the voluntary sector organisations have launched the Barnsley 2030 conversation, to listen to people’s stories of the borough and to create a thriving […]
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Business and Management Research Survey…

Could you help with a Business and Management Research survey into “understanding the mental health and well-being of small and medium sized businesses”? Anita Binns, an undergraduate of the University of Essex Online and employee of Black Kat HR, (one of our tenant businesses) is appealing for your help. Anita is in her final year […]
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Direction 2019: with The AntiSocial Engineer…

We just love what the team at The AntiSocial Engineer have done with their office here at The Business Village. Check out the link below to their visual timeline of business from inception through to the flourishing stages… The AntiSocial Engineer Limited is an ethical social engineering company based at The Business Village in Barnsley, […]
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Business Awards 2019 Winners

The Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards, one of the region’s most highly anticipated business events of the year took place on 18th October at Magna where a record number of guests attended to celebrate the important contributions businesses, charities and individuals have made over the past twelve months in helping to shape the local economy. […]
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What does your online footprint say about you?

The Business Village is typical of any organisation that wants to be as accessible as possible to existing and potential customers.  We strive for greater online visibility to showcase what we do and to extend our marketing reach – this creates our online footprint. Our social media accounts and website are the key tools we […]
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Seven Steps to Social Media Success

At our most recent First Friday Breakfast Networker, Pamela Hopkinson from Social Media Solutions gave us a fantastic presentation detailing her Seven Steps to Social Media Success. During the presentation we discovered that everyone, from sole traders to large international corporations seems to be jumping on the social media band wagon to promote their business. […]
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Why you should always welcome complaints.

When Channel 4 launched a video detailing some of the complaints they have received about programmes, presenters, content, etc. it may have appeared they weren’t taking the issue seriously. That’s far from being the case though. Highlighting the fact that people take the time to tell them when they’re unhappy and following it up with […]
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New £3m project to support entrepreneurs across region

A new £3m partnership project led by Sheffield Hallam University is set to support entrepreneurs from across the region to grow their business ScaleUp 360 is a three-year European funded project that brings together a group of business experts from  Doncaster and East Midlands Chambers of Commerce and The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC under the leadership […]
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How CRM makes all the difference

How do you track your customer interactions? Do you keep a record of phone calls, emails and other contact, questions, feedback? It can be a tough job to keep on top of every interaction, with every customer, but it’s definitely worth the effort.
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Shortlist announced for Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards

Businesses and individuals from across the South Yorkshire region will battle for honours at the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards ceremony, in association with AAG IT Services, on Friday, 18th October at Magna, Rotherham. This year, judges have shortlisted five entrants for each of the twelve categories on offer, the winners will be announced at […]
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Interested in helping us build our new Building?

The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC (Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre BBIC Ltd) seeks to award a contract for a Principal Contractor for provision of construction works to Phase 5 of the BBIC site to develop additional managed office space being part funded through European Development Fund (ERDF) monies. You can find out more about the tender […]
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Extra time for business awards applications

Companies from across South Yorkshire have been granted extra time to enter one of the most eagerly anticipated awards events on the annual business calendar Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber has announced an extension for entries the 2019 Business Awards, with businesses being given until Friday 6th September to submit their applications. Open to any business […]
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Wool Couture —a Managed Workspace Success Story!

We love to celebrate success here at The Business Village and what better success story than that of Wool Couture? You will likely have heard about Wool Couture’s success on the BBC’s ‘Dragons’ Den’ but we wanted to dig a little deeper and find out more about the practical issues and challenges that were faced […]
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Why live events can really give your business a boost!

We’ve all been to conferences, training days and networking events.  The key considerations for all of us is “What will I get out of this?” and “Is it going to be worth my time?” This is especially true for anyone who runs their own business.  As a business owner, your own time is one of […]
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How Virtual Offices can help you – A look at Halo Personnel

As a business growth hub, business start up centre, incubation centre, managed workspace, rented office, (whichever description fits for the many tenants we have) The Business Village aims to provide a plethora of options to support and help our resident entrepreneurs to develop and grow their businesses.  When someone comes to us with an idea, […]
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Running on the spot … with Totally Runable’s Nat Jackson!

If you’ve read our article on Business Expansion then you’ll have a clearer idea on what to consider if you’re thinking about expanding your business.  We sat down with Nat Jackson, one of The Business Village’s tenants to talk about her experience of expanding her business, Totally Runable. Totally Runable was founded by Nat Jackson […]
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When IS the right time to expand your business?

Over the years at The Business Village, we’ve seen a lot of businesses grow from initial start-ups to being fully fledged, successful companies.  The process from seedling to mighty oak is individual and complex.  It varies from business to business and from one entrepreneur to another.  Quite often a small business will reach that dreaded […]
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Let us increase your heart rate with this fantastic offer from The Sports Village!

Following on from the extremely successful #UltraChallengeRun last month, The Business Village is delighted to announce we’ve secured a great tenant offer with our great friends at The Sports Village at Barnsley College Honeywell site to save you £48 a year on its annual membership fee with the added flexibility of their pay as you […]
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Beat the street Barnsley with The Business Village and Totally Runable

Beat the Street is a real life walking, cycling and running game for a whole community, which runs from Wednesday 5 June 2019 – Wednesday 17 July 2019. Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by The National Lottery on behalf of Sport England, and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Score […]
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How to save a life!

This morning at The Business Village 25 highly engaged tenants and visitors joined us to hear one of the most informative First Fridays networkers we’ve held on; “How you can save a life and how first aid training can benefit you, your business and your clients”. During the presentation Joseph demonstrated: How to save a […]
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Reject rejection: alternative finance can support your business

Having already invested over £44m into growing businesses across Yorkshire & Humber, Mark Wilcockson, Senior Manager at British Business Bank, discusses the impact that the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has had on the region and how the finance provider plans to continue its support: In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for small […]
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Taylor Bracewell’s new venture in Barnsley…

The Business Village is delighted to announce the imminent arrival of Taylor Bracewell Solicitors at our Wilthorpe site. Their specialist lawyers will soon be available for a series of free weekly drop in clinics and seminars, keep your eyes peeled for further information on their website and social media, including Facebook and Twitter for the days, dates and […]
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Why Social Media will NOT Save Your Business…

Firstly, let us be clear; here at The Business Village we love social media. We use it, have accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and a LinkedIn Page.  We know the value of a good social media presence and recommend using appropriate platforms for your business.  That said, there’s a growing problem with how social media […]
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Being more effective in your business!

Last week we got together with Becky from Becky Stevenson to deliver a three hour bite sized workshop on how to be more effective in your business In her FREE workshop attendees learnt practical ways to manage business processes, end duplication, get rid of the bottleneck that’s stopping the job getting done and have more time to […]
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Does Networking Really Work?

Networking is something that, on the face of it, is easy to do. You can literally just register and turn up to one of the many open networking events advertised on Eventbrite, or via local business pages, or organisations. We hold our own Business Village networking event each month – First Friday Breakfast Networking, where […]
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What’s the point of bring your dog to work day?

Sometimes, it’s hard to fit everything you need to do into one day.  Running a business is not an easy option and the pressures can be immense.  So why on earth would you want to add taking your dog to work, or talking like a pirate, or celebrating National Pizza Day into the mix?  It’s […]
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“More and Better Jobs” – The Employment and Skills Strategy

At last week’s First Friday networking breakfast Ken Keenan from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council gave us a fascinating insight into the Council’s ambition to make the borough a thriving and unique place to live and work. The employment and skills strategy “More and Better Jobs” aims to build the skills needed to support a thriving […]
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The “Regardless of Brexit” guide to better cyber-security.

Earlier today we welcomed students from Sheffield Hallam University to our Bistro in The Business Village. Over coffees and bacon sandwiches and along with our tenant Mike Brook from Brook Corporate Developments they shared their thoughts on the hot topic of cybersecurity policy and planning through a highly informative and interactive presentation. They also discussed […]
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Are you ready for ‘Making Tax Digital’?

Making Tax Digital is not a new thing.  The UK Government announced its plans back in 2015, when it promised to modernise the tax system, to make it fit the digital world in which we all now live.  We have a number of accountants and specialist bookkeepers here at The Business Village, along with our […]
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Why is ‘women in business’ still an issue?

We deliberately didn’t post this on International Women’s Day.  That would make it appear to be something we only think about once a year, when it really isn’t.  Yes, women have come a long way from having to fight to get the right to vote just over 100 years ago, but in reality, there is […]
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Business Village builds for the future after £1m European investment.

RECORD occupancy levels at The Business Village have led to plans to build a fourth phase at its site in Wilthorpe. Having secured over £1m in funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the new building will make room for up to 18 new businesses and add nearly 10,300 sq ft of office and […]
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Where can you find the right support for your business?

There are certain times when the right business support can make all the difference.  Of course, getting the right advice is essential during the planning phase and when starting a business, but what then?  At The Business Village, we firmly believe that good business support should be an ongoing thing.  Any business owner will tell […]
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WHY AND HOW TO MAP CUSTOMER JOURNEYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS…

At our Friday networking breakfast earlier today Nigel Greenwood from Simply Customer gave us a fascinating insight into looking at your business through your customers’ eyes. Recognised as an expert in customer experience, Nigel explained how he has helped local businesses grow by increasing leads, conversion, cross-sales and customer retention and occasionally helps large corporates too. […]
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Why your business could benefit from a managed workspace…

Business centres, or managed workspaces are usually created with the aim of helping entrepreneurs to take those first steps in building a successful business. Starting a business is a big decision, there’s a lot to consider and even more to do.
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The importance of meaningful employer engagements!

At last month’s First Friday networker at The Business Village, Jess Widdowson from Talent United (Barnsley College) gave us a highly informative presentation on “The importance of meaningful employer engagements.” Here’s the link to her highly informative presentation as a pdf
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Corporate Social Responsibility – is it possible for SMEs?

During a discussion with one of our Business Village tenants recently, we asked why they had chosen the bank they held their personal account with. “Their ethical policy,” was the immediate answer.  Why then, had they chosen a different bank for their business account? “Free banking! I needed that extra bit of help when starting […]
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Blogging for Business – Yes you should!

The aim for all businesses with a website is to rank highly on Google – preferably reaching the dizzying heights of page one!  SEO, metadata and a well-designed website will help, but having a site that’s regularly updated is one of the key things to aim for. 
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Exercise, it’s not just a physical thing!

When we think about exercising, we are guilty of just focusing on the physical side - creating a more attractive physique, lowering blood pressure and a healthier heart.
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I need staff…. what do I do now?

At last week's First Friday networker at The Business Village, Kat Derbyshire from Barnsley based Black Kat HR gave us a brief but highly informative taster on the subject of personal growth and well-being of employees within the workplace. Get her presentation here!
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South Yorkshire’s businesses celebrate success

More than 500 representatives from South Yorkshire’s Business Community came together to celebrate the achievements of local businesses over the past twelve months at one of the most prestigious business events on the local calendar.
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New range of menus at our on site Bistro!

Fresh new menu selections and an extensive range of toasties and paninis with over 10 different fillings will be available along with plenty of delicious breakfast offers. For lunch on the go, why not grab a slice of pizza for as little as £1 or a £4.00 meal deal which will include a sandwich, a pack of Walkers crisps and a can of pop.
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Avoiding and Dealing With Stress at Work…

For business owners, mental health and well-being is a critical issue – for themselves and their employees. In many jobs stress is almost accepted (or even expected) but that isn’t how it should be; no matter how busy or demanding the job. 
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It’s out now…. the Autumn edition of Business Matters.

Hello and a big welcome to the Autumn 2018 edition of Business Matters, our quarterly newspaper featuring the latest news from our tenants and many friends across the business community in Barnsley and Leeds and Sheffield City Regions.
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Last chance to take advantage of FREE graduate scheme from RISE!

Here's a great opportunity  from our friends at Gradconsult who are wanting to make businesses (SMEs) aware of the RISE scheme, a free graduate recruitment programme funded by Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield University and the Growth Hub.
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Business Awards – Are they all they’re cracked up to be?

For many businesses industry awards are seen as adding important value to their offer. It’s a way of demonstrating their credibility, trust rating and expertise. What better way to impress potential customers than to say, “award-winning”?
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We’ve made the shortlist….

The Business Village is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Prestigious Business Growth Awards category sponsored by Finance For Enterprise.
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September First Friday….Boost your Social Media Marketing Skills

At last week’s First Friday networker at The Business Village, Rik Courtney from #BeMoreSocial gave us a brilliant and highly informative taster on “How to boost your social media marketing skills!”
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Up to 11 with The Business Village People

We thought it would be good to find out a bit more about some of the people behind the businesses that are located at The Business Village – our very own Village People! We’ve put together a mixture of questions about them and what they do and will be interviewing a new person each month.
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Personal growth and well-being of employees within the workplace…

At today’s First Friday networker at The Business Village, Vicky Haywood from tenant business Yorkshire Psychotherapy Limited gave us a brief but highly informative taster on the subject of personal growth and well-being of employees within the workplace. Vicky discussed how Business Coaching helps organisations to achieve and build on their successes by supporting the personal growth […]
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Angels in Business Investment

For many SMEs, funding is a common problem.  When debt isn’t an option, the only way to obtain a much-needed injection of capital, is to look for investment.  But where do you begin?
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