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How do start-up UK businesses survive?

Posted on: 11/09/2014
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20% of UK businesses fail in their first year. 1 in 3 businesses fail within their first 3 years. So why would anyone start up a business and how do they succeed? Well, it’s not as gloomy as the figures suggest as between 2000 and 2012 the number of SME’s (small-medium enterprises) set up grew […]

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5 ways employees relate to the film Office Space

Posted on: 10/09/2014
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Office Space, is Mike Judge’s 1999 comedy film that tells the story of three frustrated office workers who decide to fight back against their irritating boss. Anyone who’s seen the film will remember his hilariously infuriating habit of saying, “erm ‘kay”, followed by something like, “I’m gonna need you to go ahead and come in […]

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Tips to stop interviewees looking at the camera

Posted on: 09/09/2014

Our production process sees us use a talking heads style. We produce factual documentaries centring on an industry and interview several industry leading companies. We broadcast these on Sky Channel 212, Information TV. The talking heads style works well for our programmes as it focusses the viewers’ attention on the interviewee and what they are […]

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Network Rail joins the public sector- Reforming the Railways programme

Posted on: 08/09/2014

Our Reforming the Railways programme is very topical at the minute with the furore surrounding next years’ huge rise in train fares. There is also huge debate after Network Rail joined the public sector last month. Our programme examines the current issues within the UK railway industry, with industry leading companies like icomera, Norgren and […]

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10 tips for improving any business

Posted on: 04/09/2014
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  1. Tweet every day The rule with Twitter is little and often. Tweeting several times a day ensures your message gets seen by a wide variety of readers. Don’t be too repetitive, try to find an interesting and unique way to present yourself. Engage with industry leaders and retweet their useful content and ask […]

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The Best Crowdfunding Campaigns

Posted on: 03/09/2014
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Crowdfunding has quickly become a massive industry, which was worth around $5.1billion in 2013. This figure will only increase as more and more businesses, organisations and entrepreneurs move to Crowdfunding to fund their ventures. I look at some of the most effective crowdfunding campaigns. New and exciting products and inventions tend to capture people’s imaginations […]

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Coalition Government Raises Train Prices by 25%

Posted on: 02/09/2014
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Our programme Responsible Transportation: On the Road to Better Business, centres on the UK transport industry and we interviewed companies like Halfords, IAM, and SRL. We analyse the current state of the industry and how issues like train fare increases are affecting it. The UK Transportation Industry is crucial to all industries as it enables […]

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Do you need to go to film school to work as a filmmaker?

Posted on: 01/09/2014
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At Collaborative Media we have a wide range of professionals in our filmmaking team. Some have degrees and masters and others are self-taught. I asked some of our team to pass on their thoughts about film-school and how they got into the industry. Please do comment with any questions and we’ll get back to you […]

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The worst PR disasters companies can make

Posted on: 29/08/2014
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Social media is crucial to any business and tweeting the wrong thing at the wrong time can have devastating effects. “Going viral” refers to a message that has been shared so much it has spread like wild-fire. Whilst this is great if it’s a link to your all-singing, all-dancing new blog; but if it was […]

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Is the UK’s climate change policy good enough?

Posted on: 28/08/2014
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Last week we posed this question to Jan Sisson, Managing Director of Juwi Renewable Energy. We travelled to King’s Lynn, the home of one of their projects for client KL Technologies. Juwi provide specialist, renewable energy solutions for a wide range of clients. For instance, they design, manufacture and assemble solar panels and windmills to […]

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