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Acuity is an online scheduling assistant that allows clients to self-time to meet with you by selecting a free slot in your schedule.

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Kickbox is a new innovation process that Adobe developed for its own use and then open-sourced so everyone can use it.

Adobe Kick box is a tool to promote innovative thinking amoung staff and colleagues or entrepreneuers. The Kick Box contains:

  • Money. Each red box contains a pre-paid credit card in the amount of US$1,000. Innovators use these funds to validate their idea.
  • Instructions. Kickbox includes quick reference cards outlining the six levels in the red box. Each card includes a checklist of actions innovators must complete to advance to the next level.
  • Other innovation tools. These include scorecards, frameworks, exercises, and other materials you’ll use to develop ideas.
  • Caffeine and sugar. Each red box includes a Starbucks gift card and a candy bar, since we all know that two of the four major food groups of innovators are caffeine and sugar!

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Enterprise Nation

'Working out how to start a business or finding a business mentor can be tough at times. That's where we come in. Enterprise Nation is a network of small businesses and business advisers that has helped thousands of people achieve their goals. Whether you're starting or growing a business, we have the resources, expertise, and connections to help you get it right.'

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Idea - The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

'iDEA is a programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free. Through our series of online challenges and events, you can win career and life enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry recognised awards that help you stand out from the crowd. iDEA is about lifelong learning, for anyone who wants to develop their skills. Our learners include school pupils, apprentices, business leaders, pensioners, students and community groups.'

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The Microsoft App is for working individuals and groups to help them to communicate and collaborate on projects. Users familiar with social messaging apps will find the Microsoft Teams app easy to use. The app offers image and file sharing and you can make multiple streams to categorise posts within the group. You can also video call within the app, create shortcuts and links to websites and have several different working groups for different activities.

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The NatWest Pitch App allows you to create a video pitch directly to your phone or tablet

Features:

  • Learn how to create and deliver a pitch
  • Edit your pitch structure to suit your needs
  • Record your pitch in sections
  • Crop your section videos to tidy them up
  • Stitch your sections together into one fantastic pitch
  • Share your pitch to a wider audience or save it to your camera roll

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Ontraport has many solutions to your business needs including Email Marketing, Marketing Automation, and Marketing Analytics. Using Ontraport will allow you to communicate with your clients in a personalised way and target the correct groups of clients for each task.

'It starts with narrowing your focus on just the right people for your products, and giving them a personalized experience. ​​​​​Yes, even in the digital world, relationships close deals.'

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Slack is a messaging app created for working individuals and groups to help them to communicate and collaborate on projects. Users familiar with social messaging apps will find the Slack app easy to use. The app offers image and file sharing and you can make multiple streams to categorise posts within the group.

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A business model template to help you to 'describe, design, challenge and pivot your business model.'.

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Zoom is a video conferencing app created for working individuals and groups to help them to communicate and collaborate on projects. Users familiar with Skype will find the Zoom app easy to use.

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In the boxes on the left you will find resources which we hope that you will find useful.

Unlike our own tool kits, the resources listed on this page are from external companies which we have not been involved with creating.