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Productivity and micro business

The Productivity Insights Network, funded by the Economic and Social research Council, have recently published a follow-up evaluation of a series of programmes designed to boost productivity (see _January19.pdf ). The initiatives under the microscope were all originally part of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Future Programme. Looking at the report from […]

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Can policy be inspired by practice?

At the beginning of this week (19 November 2018) I had the great good fortune to be invited to a workshop on ‘Driving improvements in business performance’ for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) personnel organised by the Work Foundation ( My challenge was to decide what to say in five minutes on […]

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Business productivity review

As part of their concern with the UK’s productivity performance, the Government has launched a consultation. You can have your say at . We’ve already posted some thoughts under the business support and advice services heading. Do you agree with our points about sole traders and micro businesses?

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Business startup comes to Chesterfield

Here’s a date for your diary: Saturday 24 February. The micro biz champion Tony Robinson OBE will be in Chesterfield to tell us what it’s really like to work for yourself. Marketers, bookkeepers, social media experts and lost of others will be on hand (along with folks who’ve recently started their own business) to offer […]

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ICT – Useful resources


At Stratagia, we are of course users of IT as well as consultants, and we know about software and systems which sometimes feel like well-kept secrets! Here are some of the applications we use on a regular basis, and why:

  • WordPress, a blogging and content management system. This is the software we use to run this website, and over the last five years or so it has really taken off: it’s now used by 12% of the top 1,000,000 biggest sites on the web. With an array of plugins and additional functionality, there’s very little you can’t do with WordPress – and if somehow it can’t do something you need, because it’s open source you can modify it (like we do!) to make it work how you want!
  • Indefero is the software project management suite we use internally. Our projects use the “git” revision control system, and this works extremely well with Indefero: we can track issues and keep documentation with the project without having to spend a lot of time administrating the system. We use it hosted on our servers; however, it’s also possible to buy the service directly from the company that writes it.


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Time at Stratagia: 1 Month
Specialism: ICT

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