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25th May 2017 | Inspiration

What we learnt from the first Boost education ‘power group’

Darshana Patel, programme office for Boost Business Lancashire, shares her experiences of bringing together businesses operating in the education sector for a face-to-face #growthconversation.

cyber security
22nd May 2017 | Inspiration

Time for SMEs to get serious about cybercrime risks

A spate of global cyber security attacks have highlighted the need for businesses of all sizes to take steps to protect their IT infrastructure. Chris Hunter, director of Boost and Co member HM Network, explains why it’s vital to keep software up-to-date.

investment ready
19th May 2017 | Inspiration

How to make your business ‘investment ready’

John Leach, chief executive of Winning Pitch, outlines how entrepreneurs can put themselves in the funder’s shoes to increase their likelihood of securing investment.

Ransomware attacks threaten businesses
15th May 2017 | Inspiration

Ransomware – top tips to protect your business

The recent ransomware attack affecting numerous organisations, including the NHS, highlight the impact that cyber-crime can have. As such, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant and resilient. Here are our top tips for protecting your business.

Low Carbon Eco Innovation Forum
4th May 2017 | News

New low carbon innovation hub for Lancashire businesses

Lancaster University is paving the way for Lancashire firms to capitalise on the market for eco-innovation – estimated to be worth £2 billion to the regional economy.

27th April 2017 | Inspiration

What if your managers are your biggest barriers to growth?

In the final blog of the series, Richard Harrison explains how to tackle a major internal growth barrier.

Volunteers Week 2017
26th April 2017 | Inspiration

National Volunteers’ Week: the importance of volunteering

National Volunteers’ Week, organised by NCVO, runs from the 1-7 June. Here we speak to Amanda Meachin, CEO of Boost delivery partner Community & Business Partners about the importance of volunteers to her organisation.

26th April 2017 | Inspiration

How CSR can help improve your chances of growth

Corporate Social Responsibility can really help improve your chances of growth – but only if it’s done right.

26th April 2017 | Case Studies

Sweet taste of success for doughnut manufacturer

A Blackburn-based doughnut manufacturer has created two new jobs and forecast a sales increase of £75,000, following support through the Lancashire Manufacturing Growth Fund.

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