See great local Forest of Dean Businesses below

  • A R Website Design, based in The Forest of Dean offers bespoke, simplistic and easy-to-use websites. With over 4 years experience, contact us today for help with your website, SEO & Social Media. Website Design packages start from just £850.00.

    07564 920055

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  • Lansdown Insurance Brokers have been established in Cheltenham for over 50 years and our locally based staff have built up a reputation for excellent customer service. We can take the worry away with our expertise to make sure you have the right insurance cover whatever the type of business.

    0345 8734943

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  • A 5* home from home day & holiday dog boarding service licensed under Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 standards in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Pet sitting, dog walking and wedding services available. Fully insured and police checked. Providing a professional & reliable service.

    01594 563707
    07582 784417

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  • Based in the picturesque Forest of Dean, JB Leasing offer industry leading service as well as competitive pricing on both business and personal contract hire vehicles. Whether you‘re looking for a Peugeot or a Porsche, get in touch for a friendly, no obligation chat today.

    01594 369088

  • Crossroads is a charity supporting unpaid carers, people living with a disability or in social isolation. We aim to improve health and wellbeing of service users and promote their independence, empowering them to remain living safely at home.

    01594 823414

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  • Honey Bee Collection and Removal Services
    Professional and Ethical Bee Collection or Removal at Its Best.
    24/7. Call Now! on 07840 874567 or 07483 242141.
    Best Advice and Survey for all Bee Problems.

    07895 677123

  • Peachy Impressions design and create both luxury handmade and cost effective e-mailable/printable wedding and party invitations. All of our work is printed in-house using professional printers, high quality materials and assembled and finished by hand.

    07870 681752

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Strength In Numbers - 25/05/2015

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“Strength in numbers Joanne!” - a phrase I often heard from my Grandmother. Did I ever take her advice? Probably not.

As we all do as teenagers, we grow up thinking we already know what we need to know and that asking for help or guidance means we are showing a weaker and vulnerable side. We all want to be seen as strong, independent and knowledgeable so do we ask for help usually when we need it? Probably not. Why though? Why do we have the mindset that asking for help means weakness?

Whether you are setting out in business or 15 years in it is just as hard. Everyday something new happens which can be great to your business but also potentially harmful. Sometimes we don‘t always ask for help, instead going it alone to look strong in front of our peers, customers and competition. This can sometimes mean we don't deliver or provide the right things in the right way leaving us more vulnerable and possibly worse off than before we started. Asking for help through friends, family, connections, support groups/networks and even our own customers is not a sign of weakness but in fact of strength. It shows you are willing to learn because you want to be the best you can be and therefore your business to offer the best service possible. People buy people when doing business so if you are a proactive, ambitious and goal acheiveing person, people will want to buy into you.

“A problem shared is a problem halved”, “Strength in numbers” - the phrase list goes on so why do we continue to try to go it alone? To succeed in yourself means to allow people to help you to get there. The best and most spectacular things in life weren‘t built completely by one person. It takes one person to have the ideas and dream but many more to make that dream into a reality.

Don't forget that by sharing your experiences and asking for help can also mean opening the door to others who may have needed your help and advice but felt too shy to ask.

You‘re no burden! You are an ambitious achiever and people want to see you succeed so ASK FOR HELP!


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the forester business awards 2017 the forester business awards 2016 the growth hub approved partner - forest traders women in business forester awards finalist wyedeantourism

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