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The two-way benefits of business mentoring

From accelerating growth, to solving seemingly intractable business problems and even restoring your enthusiasm for the business, working with a mentor can be transformational. But the relationship is not a one-way street, the whole process can bring real benefits to the mentor as well.

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On the track to self sufficiency

Trends for healthier eating and developments in plant science and farm technology are creating “unlimited opportunities” for the horticulture sector. But, says the NFU’s Ali Capper, the UK needs a fit-for-purpose immigration policy and better access to funding and innovation.

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Business plan tool

Whether you want to raise funding or to understand the best opportunities for your business, a business plan is essential.

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Making a virtue of variety

From beef cattle, pigs and orchards to anaerobic digestors and glasshouses, the Hunnifords certainly haven’t rested on their laurels when it comes to growing the family farm business.

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Healthy growth for UK egg farmers, but a challenging market

The UK market for eggs is in a strong position with sales on the increase. To maximise opportunities, producers need to ride out current overproduction and prepare for some fundamental changes. Gary Ford, the NFU’s Chief Poultry Adviser, explains more.

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Writing a business plan

Your business plan outlines what your business does and what you are trying to achieve. It explains what the market opportunity is, what makes your business special and how you will make it a success.

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Carrying out market research - checklist

Knowing your market, and the trends in your sector, is vital if you want to maximise sales and stand out from the competition. We explain how to find and use market information.

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Direct mail and email marketing

Direct mail and email can allow you to successfully reach large numbers of potential customers cost effectively. Email offers immediacy and is low cost, while well-designed direct mail can really stand out.

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Choosing the best keywords for your website - checklist

Keywords are the words and phrases that people type into search engines to find the product, service or information they're looking for. Using the right ones can ensure your website is listed as near as possible to the top of relevant search results. Here's how to choose the right keywords.

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5 top growth tips

Magic Rock Brewing’s distinctive beers were in high demand from the company’s humble beginnings in a Huddersfield outbuilding. Eight years on, the company produces 2.7 million pints a year and has supermarket deals in its sights. Its founder reflects on the early factors in its success.

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5 lessons in the craft of growth

Ever since its first day of trading in 2011, Magic Rock Brewing’s craft beers have enjoyed high demand. With the business poised for mainstream success, founder Richard Burhouse reflects on the milestones in the company’s rapid growth.

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