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Top Tips For Business Survival & Growth In A Time Of Crisis

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy, Leadership & Management, Digital Marketing, Accelerating your career

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Last week I explored the first set of strategies to positively impact your business during a time of crisis. As the COVID-19 crisis moves on, you should hopefully now have a toolkit designed for short-term survival.

In this blog we will move onto exploring the offensive strategies designed to help your business survive and ultimately grow.

An offensive approach – is about planning for longer term survival and essentially adopts a promotion-based approach, with positive moves that aim to provide upside benefits.

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How do businesses survive in a time of crisis?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2020 11:47:03 AM / by Chris Ash posted in Leadership & Management, Digital Marketing

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Most of us will be aware of all the support being made available to businesses and individuals amid the current COVID-19 crisis; however not much has been said about how you can actually positively impact the current situation you or your business is experiencing.

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Three Reasons the Beast from the East is Good for Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2018 2:16:24 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Leadership & Management

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Whilst the media continues to cover the current snow storms hitting the UK and, rightly, highlight the plight of many in the face of travel chaos, school closures and business challenges we at Ascento like to look at the positive side of things. So how is The Beast from the East good for your business?

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Michelle Obama - top tips for leadership

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2017 7:40:00 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Leadership & Management

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Having spent the last few days at the Inbound 2017 conference in Boston MA, I was fortunate this morning to attend a keynote interview with the former First Lady, Michelle Obama.  A truly inspirational lady, who talked about her experiences during President Obama’s two spells in Office as well as what she has been involved in both during and since. 

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Why is investing in learning and development good for business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2017 9:55:55 AM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy, Leadership & Management

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May 1st 2017 brings great new opportunities for employers looking to invest in their workforce.  I was recently asked to talk on a local radio station in the Sheffield Region to talk about the benefits of learning & development and apprenticeships to employers.  The questions and responses are below...

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It's a rollercoaster ride in apprenticeship 'levy' land

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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Having been to various events and held many meetings over the last few weeks it's time to share some of the frightening comments and positive experiences I've had around the apprenticeship levy from both training providers and employers. Hopefully this helps inform some of your thinking and planning now we're in apprenticeship levy land.

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Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 10:56:23 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy, Leadership & Management

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RESULTS ANNOUNCED

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How to use the Apprenticeship Service

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 3, 2017 4:12:50 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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Top tips for creating more time to lead.

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2017 10:20:44 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Leadership & Management

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For many managers one of the greatest challenges is being able to balance the needs of the organisation, with the needs of their role and the people within their teams. Successful leaders have learnt the art of becoming personally effective therefore providing more time to focus on what is truly important in order to drive success.

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Top tips for approaching the apprenticeship levy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 10:27:29 AM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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Registration is now open for the apprenticeship service

 The much-awaited digital apprenticeship service is now open for registration. If you are a large employer with a wage bill of over £3 million a year you should register now.

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