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Why getting enough sleep is as important as eating and drinking
DBEC Team
22 December 2019
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Why getting enough sleep is as important as eating and drinking

There is nothing like waking up after a great night’s sleep feeling full of energy and ready to seize the day. Anybody who has struggled with sleep and spent a night tossing and turning will know how difficult it can be to concentrate the following day through the ‘brain fog’. There is a tendency to be more irritable and anxiety levels can be raised by up to 30%. For a child, who...

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Snuggle down in our remote working heaven
DBEC Team
28 May 2020
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Snuggle down in our remote working heaven

Snuggle down in our remote working heaven Venues across the globe are considering their next steps to reopening in the new normal.  Naturally eager to open but not at the expense of increasing the rate of infection of COVID-19, there are some important factors that all remote working spaces need to consider.  Here at DBEC, we feel we have a responsibility to open safely and have ...

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DBEC and Coronavirus
DBEC Team
16 March 2020
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DBEC and Coronavirus

Our response to Coronavirus Following the latest guidance from the Government, we have had to limit numbers attending Devon Business & Education Centre significantly.  Please read the following carefully: On no circumstances should anyone who feels unwell, or who has been living with someone who is ill, should be admitted – sorry, you should be self-isolating! We are r...

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Devon Business & Education Centre launches partnership with Emotional Logic Centre
DBEC Team
11 January 2019
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Devon Business & Education Centre launches partnership with Emotional Logic Centre

Devon Business & Education Centre (DBEC) is delighted to announce that it is has become an accredited training venue for the Emotional Logic Centre, one of the UK’s most respected and impactful mental health training and support organisations. The Emotional Logic Centre, based in Ivybridge, Devon, provides practical, innovative life long learning skills to individuals and organisation...

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How to turn your idea into a business
DBEC Team
6 June 2018
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How to turn your idea into a business

How to turn your idea into a business   “I have this great business idea that will make me millions!” Whilst many an idea has commercial potential, in truth, it is only a fantasy until that point when you take the brave step of communicating it to others and risking the slings and arrows of receiving their feedback.    But before you take the leap into the...

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Start as you mean to carry on
DBEC Team
11 September 2017
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Start as you mean to carry on

Most of us stumble into self-employment - unexpectedly waking up to find we have to consider customers, cashflow, and marketing.  Before long we realise we have staff and wider commitments - all too quickly what started as fun has turned into a chore. However, whether your business has just started up, is a year old or, even, you are wanting the confidence to launch it - then a l...

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A co-working idyll in the heart of Devon
DBEC Team
21 June 2017
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A co-working idyll in the heart of Devon

A co-working idyll in the heart of Devon Co-working is not new.  Collaborative spaces are two a penny in the cosmopolitan melting pots of San Francisco, London, and Berlin.  They have become a welcome response to the breakdown of traditional businesses relationships, requiring formal employment, hierarchical organisational structures, and attendance (or perhaps, presence) in employers...

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Journey to Hope
DBEC Team
23 April 2020
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Journey to Hope

Journey to hope in these times of isolation In these unprecedented, and let's face it, scary times, the isolation of lockdown can feel like a prison for some and a welcome break for others.  Our reactions will be unique to us and will be a reflection of what we value and care about most, nuanced by the unique network of relationships that only we have. People we know will be ex...

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Protect yourself through working remotely
DBEC Team
5 March 2020
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Protect yourself through working remotely

Protect yourself through working remotely There are very few positives that have emerged from the initial surge of Coronovirus (COVID-19) and we like many are very concerned about the impact on vulnerable friends and relatives.  However, if there is one slight glimmer of silver on the dark clouds, it might be that businesses and organisations start to take the possibility of working r...

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New Starter at DBEC!
DBEC Team
27 December 2018
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New Starter at DBEC!

Minnie, our Office Manager, has asked for more support so after an extensive and detailed selection process we have selected a new apprentice. We would all like to welcome Lottie.  She is a Collie Springer and brings great energy, enthusiasm and ingenuity to the team.  Welcome Lottie!  

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Why green venues are good for business
DBEC Team
30 May 2018
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Why green venues are good for business

Why green venues are for good for business   When we embarked upon our journey to develop a sustainable venue in the middle of rural Devon we were faced with a wide range of choices.  In pure terms, Devon Business & Education Centre is a compromise based on good intentions, a fixed budget, but also a need to satisfy the varied needs of all our visitors. The trade-offs are ea...

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Devon Business & Education Centre adds further gloss to 373 Group membership scheme
DBEC Team
4 September 2020
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Devon Business & Education Centre adds further gloss to 373 Group membership scheme

Devon Business & Education Centre adds further gloss to 373 Group membership scheme   The 373 Group Membership programme has started a new business year with a bang, receiving new and enticing benefits, that include significant discounts from partner organisations.  The membership scheme includes multiple organisations from across the South West, including lawyers, account...

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Inspire and South West Growth Service launch free Coronavirus support for business owners
DBEC Team
18 March 2020
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Inspire and South West Growth Service launch free Coronavirus support for business owners

Free Coronavirus support for business owners The ramifications of Coronavirus on South West businesses has already created a shockwave across the peninsula, with recognition that the impact will neither be short term or modest.  Few, if any, businesses have been unaffected with orders being cancelled, staff being forced to stay at home and cash resources being quickly depleted. With thi...

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Helping your staff respond to feelings of shock
DBEC Team
30 January 2019
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Helping your staff respond to feelings of shock

Helping your staff respond to feelings of shock   We recognise it in ourselves: sweaty hands, heart racing, a sense of foreboding, confusion or even fear.  These are the colourful impacts of our adrenaline coursing through our veins, responding to an anticipated situation of peril – an unexpected meeting, a difficult announcement, an overbearing colleague or, perhaps, a stret...

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Why every venue needs a dog
DBEC Team
8 August 2018
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Why every venue needs a dog

Why every venue needs a dog The Office Manager at Devon Business & Education Centre (DBEC) has all the attributes of a star employee: loyal, a great listener, welcoming and attentive. In truth, she is also a little bit invasive of personal space and no amount of feedback has encouraged her to stop sniffing guests in an overfamiliar fashion. Minnie has become a bit of a local celebrity &n...

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What's the point of sustainable business?
DBEC Team
18 October 2017
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What's the point of sustainable business?

What's the point of sustainable business? ‘Sustainability’ is one of those concepts which over time can become little more than a trendy buzz-word, a vague notion of goodness we know we should be aiming to achieve in our homes and businesses. The general reasons why we should strive to live greener lifestyles are not new to us; over the last few decades, the destructive impac...

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