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Writing a Bankable Business Case

Writing a Bankable Business Case

If you’re a business, at some point, you may need to write a business case. This is particularly true if you’re seeking financial support.    Definition Unlike a business plan, which is an operational roadmap for your business, a business case is used to secure...

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What is a Grant?

What is a Grant?

If you work for a not-for-profit or community organisation, your role may involve dealing with grants, or grant writing. At the very least, your organisation is probably impacted by grants (or a lack of!)   But how much do you know about grants?   Grants are...

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SWOT vs TOWS Analysis

SWOT vs TOWS Analysis

When we're working on a business concept with clients, looking at the project from all angles is vital to ensure we create a solution that is robust and workable. Recently we've had a few clients come to us super prepared (we love that!) and they had all...

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Grants for businesses

Grants for businesses

Under normal circumstances, grant funding for small businesses is pretty rare. Most government funds are diverted into services like the Small Business Development Corporation, firstly because the government knows the best 'bang for buck' is in support services for...

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Engaging with Strategic Stakeholders

Engaging with Strategic Stakeholders

When organisations think about stakeholder engagement, sometimes the focus is all about the local level. This is definitely important because community engagement is key to project success. But another level of engagement to consider is how you are connecting with...

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Why be grant ready?

Why be grant ready?

We get it, you have tonnes of work to do just to keep things running. You are busy. So why is it worth making the effort to be grant ready?  Instead of being reactive and scrambling to respond to grant applications as they emerge, you’re in control. You have a clearly...

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Remote working for small teams

Remote working for small teams

Deviating from our usual focus on content about planning projects and sourcing funding, the current challenges presented by COVID-19 have prompted me to take some time to reflect on our strategies for remote working for small teams. We are a small team that all work...

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Being Tender Ready

Being Tender Ready

Let's talk quotes and tenders. If you're a service provider who regularly has the opportunity to respond to requests for quote and tenders, which describes your approach? Option A - Mad panic desperately pulling together all the information you need, often ending in a...

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