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Success is a by-product of good service

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Posted on 2:10pm Friday 14th January 2011

Oxfordshire businessman, Brendon Cross, takes a look at the value of service in his weekly business blog.

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What's the plan?

Posted on 10:43am Friday 17th December 2010

I recently read a report saying that 23% of new businesses started in our region last year were small independent retailers and it occurred to me that this is a lot of people with a passion for what they do having to fumble around producing business plans.

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Time for a reality check

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Posted on 11:51am Friday 10th December 2010

Brendon Cross looks at the real training needs of Oxfordshire businesses in the aftermath of the student protests and riots over tuition fees...

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Good news sells

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Posted on 10:08am Friday 3rd December 2010

In his weekly business blog Oxfordshire's Brendon Cross looks at how good news stories and winning awards can help promote your company.

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Work, Life, Pubs & Tractors

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Posted on 11:28am Friday 26th November 2010

This week Brendon Cross looks at the importance of work/life balance when running a business

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Light at the end of the tunnel

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Posted on 4:53pm Friday 19th November 2010

This week Oxford based Entrepreneur and Businessman Brendon Cross looks at business recovery and job prospects in the county

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Banks - Venture Capitalists or providers of liquidity?

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Posted on 4:06pm Friday 5th November 2010

Brendon Cross takes a weekly look at issues affecting business in and around Oxfordshire. In this weeks CrossTalk Brendon canvasses some opinion on the banks.

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What sets you apart?

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Posted on 4:44pm Friday 29th October 2010

In a weekly blog and occasional rant Brendon Cross takes a look at some of the issues facing small businesses. This week Brendon looks at what differentiates your business….

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Inspiration, perspiration & desperation

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Posted on 11:42am Friday 22nd October 2010

This week Oxford based entrepreneur and businessman Brendon Cross takes a look at what it takes to be successful.

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Some free advice – so what’s the catch?

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Posted on 11:29am Friday 8th October 2010

What’s business mentoring, I hear you say, and who the hell are TBAC?

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Finding & recruiting good people

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Posted on 1:45pm Friday 24th September 2010

Last week’s Crosstalk prompted an e-mail from old STL colleague Tony Rowell when I was trying to decide what to write about this week. ‘Recruitment’, Tony said, ‘Definitely recruitment, any business is only as good as its weakest member of staff’.

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Business support services – partnership over perseverance!

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Posted on 2:09pm Thursday 2nd September 2010

I didn’t really know where to begin when it came to looking for a Solicitor or an Accountant and I certainly didn’t understand Commercial Insurance.

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Is your great business idea ROBUST?

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Posted on 1:40pm Wednesday 25th August 2010

Oxford based entrepreneur and businessman Brendon Cross takes a weekly look at some of the challenges facing businesses...

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So, you wanna to start your own business…?

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Posted on 12:00pm Friday 20th August 2010

More than 500,000 people start their own business every year in the UK and this number is set to increase as more and more people face uncertainty over their futures.

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In the first of a weekly blog and occasional rant, Oxfordshire based entrepreneur Brendon Cross looks at some of the challenges faced by people starting and running their own businesses.

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