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Articles relating to: small business

Comma Press

Are independent publishers surviving? We talk to Northern presses

June 8, 2020 Comments Off on Are independent publishers surviving? We talk to Northern presses

Are you reading more than usual during lockdown? Are you consuming books at a rate of knots?

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Cogito

How are independent bookshops navigating the coronavirus crisis? We talk to Northern indies

April 26, 2020 Comments Off on How are independent bookshops navigating the coronavirus crisis? We talk to Northern indies

Before you hit ‘buy now’ while perusing the digital bookshelves of that well-known retail giant, you might want to think again. The current COVID-19 pandemic may see us turning to the big names to secure our latest reading fix but there are smaller businesses in our region which desperately need our support. While social distancing and ensuring we only leave our homes to shop for essentials is the new norm, many local bookshops are reinventing the way they do business.

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“I’m always amazed at the many ways in which voice coaching can help people.”

May 17, 2019 Comments Off on “I’m always amazed at the many ways in which voice coaching can help people.”

My journey with voice training goes back generations.

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The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Frying High: The Hip Hop Chip Shop

November 19, 2016 Comments Off on Frying High: The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Is there anything more quintessentially British than fish and chips?

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Gronn, Bury

A hairdresser with a difference: Bury’s Grönn Hair Salon

September 23, 2016 Comments Off on A hairdresser with a difference: Bury’s Grönn Hair Salon

If you’ve bobbed about Bury recently, you might have seen an intriguing new shop front on Bolton Street.

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Tate Liverpool

Life outside London: tech start-ups for one and all

February 22, 2016 Comments Off on Life outside London: tech start-ups for one and all

We have an opportunity to build something new in the North, so can we not rely on a pale, male and stale stereotype?

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Cracking Wine

Cracking Wine: challenging the wine snobs

August 13, 2015 Comments Off on Cracking Wine: challenging the wine snobs

A new Northern wine events company aims to challenge the stuffy image of wine and take a modern approach to tasting events and wine fairs. Janet Harrison, owner of Cracking Wine, writes for Northern Soul about the company’s origins and where the business is heading.

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Katie and Caroline of Shepherds Purse

Shepherds Purse Cheese: A Yorkshire Success Story

November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Shepherds Purse Cheese: A Yorkshire Success Story

When Judy Bell first announced her plans to make cheese from sheep’s milk in the 1980s, from the family farm in Yorkshire, people said she was crazy (or baamy, it being God’s own country). They told her it would never catch on.

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