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Who's Advice do you Trust and Value

The latest in our regular series of business "Pulse" research projects investigated what business owners feel about advisers and who they really trust?

Fellow Business Owners are the single-most trusted advisors (31%) and Business Coaches (24%) are the second-most trusted advisors for business owners (24%). A combined, 55% of the 305 business owners we surveyed rated Business Coaches and Fellow Business Owners as their first or second-most trusted advisor. The only other category receiving a double-digit rating was Family Member at 18%.

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Coniston Taster Day

Hi Everyone,

We have 20 places booked on the Coniston Taster Day on 26th February. There are 17 confirmed, they are;

Jane Capstick
Andy Proctor - Hunters est agents
Nick Sands - Belgrave Financial
Matthew Kay - Clayton Holmes Nesbitt
Chris Cooper - Alan Northrop
Gary Salisbury - Graphic Architectural
Chris Jones - CWJ media
Andy Hartley - The Alternative Board
Liz Preston - Craven health and safety services
Mark Wilcox - Watson Buckle Chartered Accountants
Rebecca Roberts - Broughton Hall
Adrian Burns - Believe Communications
Mel - Viking Industrial
Paula Twist - Urban Living Property management
Carl Middleton - Cougar Printing
Joe Walsall-Scott - Windle Bowker Accountants
Alex Kelly - Insurance brokers Bingley

There are 3 more places available on first come, first served. So please let me know ASAP if you'd like to come. Its a friday afternoon and will be an all day event.

A reminder - this is completely free! Thanks Jane http://www.theconistonhotel.com/corporate/

0.5 per cent third quarter growth means UK economy is slowing

According to the most recent information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), economic growth for the UK was at a rate of 0.5 per cent for the period from July to September.

The majority of financial analysts had predicted that growth for the quarter would be 0.6 per cent, and the figure also means that growth has declined by 0.2 per cent from the second quarter of the year.

Partly due to economic problems across the world, including the market in China, the fall in growth rate is also due to a major decline in the construction sector, which fell by 2.2 per cent and a 0.3 per cent fall in manufacturing output.

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Member Meeting Registration

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This is a quick video to demonstrate how SBN Members can register for a network meeting. You will need to be registered and authorised to access the members’ area in order to use the calendar feature.