Scaling Without Sacrificing YourLlife

John Leach from Winning Pitch, who deliver the Growth Support Programme and Boost Bespoke programme for Boost has tips on growing your business without sacrificing your life outside work. The biggest challenge any growth-driven business owner faces… How to scale your business without sacrificing the life you deserve? “But why do you want to start up and grow your own business”, I a...

3 Storey Office Accommodation Available

We have a 3 Storey office accommodation available right here at the White Cross Business Park in Lancaster. Location: Fraser House Size: 11989 sq ft. This can be let as a whole or on a floor by floor basis. For further information on prices, contact us on 01524 585360.

Scaling Your Business. What Does It Mean?

John Leach from Winning Pitch, who deliver the Growth Support Programme and Boost Bespoke programme for Boost explains that scaling a business is about much more than rapid growth. Have you ever noticed that some words seem to shift from occasional use to being omnipresent almost overnight? It’s as if they’ve suddenly become fashionable to drop into conversation. That’s fine, vocabulary...

Giving Lancashire Firms a Boost

Did you know there is a wealth of public-funded business support available for ambitious Lancashire businesses? And, that it is delivered by equally ambitious and professional support professionals? Support services range from access to growth finance, getting advice on energy efficiency and receiving mentoring. Masterclasses in leadership, financial management, sales and marketing are al...

Lancashire Business View shortlisted | Prolific North award

Lancashire Business View has been named as a finalist in the 'news and magazine' category at the Prolific North awards which celebrate excellence in the creative and media industries across the North. The bi-monthly print magazine, with its 30,000 readers, is at the heart of the operation, and the stable of media products also includes a daily updated website; an innovative facility for r...

How Mindfulness Helps You Grow Your Business

Mindfulness is becoming more widely accepted as a valuable business skill, but this mental fitness tool can also be a key differentiator for your business.  A byproduct of training our minds, is that we learn to think and respond more creatively and strategically. These strengths are essential in the increasingly competitive and challenging business environments w...

Local Business Leaders Needed

Are you interested in becoming a Director of the Chamber? They are particularly looking for directors with expertise in the areas of Hospitality, Tourism, retail, Construction and Industry. Expressions of interest are sought from senior representatives of Member businesses interested in helping to contribute to the future development of the Chamber in North Lancashire. It is a volu...

Stress-Busting Business Mentor Gets a Boost

A Lancashire-based business mentor who helps companies look after their staff is set to expand her business after receiving support through Boost. Michelle Bondesio, originally from South Africa, established Bondesio Communications & Consulting in December 2017, to help businesses adopt a healthier working culture for their employees. She set up the business after receiving suppo...

Best of Lancashire business showcased at Red Rose Awards

Lancashire’s most impressive businesses, including a hospice, a vaping firm which sells products around the world and one of the county’s most iconic tourist destinations, have been honoured at special awards evening. The Red Rose Awards, now in their ninth year, were held at Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens and played out in front of an audience of more than 1,000 bu...

Countdown to new hacker headache for Lancashire businesses

Another major new technology problem is heading towards businesses in Lancashire, with around half of them thought to be affected. In January next year (2020), a large amount of standard Microsoft software reaches the end of its life. That means it will no longer be supported by Microsoft and will not be safe to use. This includes the popular Windows 7 operating system; Office 2010; ...

Business training for women expands across North West

Coinciding with International Women’s Day 2019, social enterprise, The Growing Club – a unique business education and growth programme specifically for women in business – sees an expansion across the north-west with new training locations and courses to meet the increased demand for their services. Now, the training programme has been rolled out in Kendal and Preston, making provisions f...

Federation of Small Businesses Announces New Area Lead

Following a member election late last year, Rachel Kay of lovelocalnetworking has been elected to the new role of The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Area Lead for Lancashire. Area Leads are a voluntary, strategic role with a tenure of three years which have been created to further support, engage and champion members in all areas across the country. FSB is a not for profit organisat...

Five Startups Taking Lancashire By Storm

If you come up with a great idea for a business or if you’ve always wanted to go out and do it on your own, there’s a multitude of things that you need to consider and learn in order to get started. Boost’s Growth Support Programme is designed to equip Lancashire entrepreneurs with the skills, experience and know-how to help get started in business. From ensuring your sales and marke...

Lancashire Small Businesses Celebrated at The FSB Awards

The Federation of Small Businesses’ Celebrating Small Business Awards North West finals helped celebrate the region’s finest small businesses for their endeavours. Now in their second year, The FSB’s Awards, saw businesses from across the area battle it out for honours in 11 categories, including Business & Product Innovation, Micro Business of the Year, and Family Business of the Year. ...

The 2019 Enterprise Vision Awards Are Open

The 2019 Enterprise Vision Awards are open for entries. The search is on for the North West’s most talented business women! From excellence to dedication and innovation to inspiration, the EVAS recognise the successes and achievements of female entrepreneurs from across the region. Now in their 9th year, the EVAS are probably the largest business awards dedicated to women outside London. ...

Lancashire Firms To Be Offered Free Digital Support

Small business support network Enterprise Nation has won a national competitive tender to deliver digital support to 600 English firms as part of an initiative to boost UK productivity. The funding is part of the government’s £8m Business Basics Programme, unveiled in the Industrial Strategy, run by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Innovate UK. Th...

Growing Your Team In 2019

If you’re a great and growing Lancashire business, you may sometimes wonder about the best things to do to bolster your team. You may ask yourself: Do I have the skills in house to deliver to my clients? Or do I need to recruit? When is the best time to hire additional team members? If I need to hire a lot of people over the year, how do I make it cost-effective in terms of recruitment? ...

Lancashire’s Largest Apprenticeship & Careers Expo 2019

Following on from two successful events in 2017 and 2018 Lancashire Apprenticeship Expo will be returning to Preston’s Guild Hall on March 26 2019. With over 70 regional employers ranging from engineering giants Leyland Trucks to legal specialists Harrison Drury attending, there will be more local career opportunities available than ever before. The Expo is being supported by Preston’s Co...

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