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Etsy is an amazing place for small retail shops to sell their crafts. It can be anything from wedding gifts to jewellery, to toys and games; the sky's the limit.

The fact almost slipped me by, but the other day somebody told me it is just a few days until Christmas.

Many people question the need to use social media as part of their marketing strategy and wonder about its effectiveness for producing a return on the time spent managing it all.

On 25 May 2018, most processing of personal data by organisations will have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Ok, so what’s all the fuss about – Data Protection has been around for years, hasn’t it?

We’ve all been there.

You show up at the networking event, business cards in hand and sales pitch prepared… but the room seems closed. Everyone else has apparently been there for hours. They’re deep in conversation with people they seem to have known for years, comfortable and with drinks in hand, and you’re just a stranger there to try and sell yourself.

I love working with SMEs. The SME environment is fast moving, full of fascinating businesses, and every time I meet a new business I get the same feeling of excitement about learning what they do, and how the Business Northumberland programme can help the owners achieve their ambitions.

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