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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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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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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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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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Helping others to help yourself
DBEC Team
22 August 2018
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Helping others to help yourself

Helping others to help yourself One of the wonderful benefits of working at Devon Business & Education Centre is the wide variety of visitors we see each month. Some are young people and parents engaged in tutoring, others run small or growing businesses or are part of larger organisations that are hiring space for meetings or being trained over the day.  Their aims of being there are ...

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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 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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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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