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Four Aberdeen-based Entrepreneurs have been shortlisted over three categories at the 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards.  Sarah Downs and Yekemi Otaru, Co-Founders of Doqaru Ltd are shortlisted for the ‘Start-up Entrepreneur of The Year’ Award.  Michael Ballantyne, Founder of Storywood Tequila is shortlisted for ‘Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year’ and […]

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Business Development & Sales – What is the Difference?

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By: Sarah Downs

Posted on: 30/07/19

Many people in my network have asked me “What’s the difference between business development and sales?” It’s a great question and one that I will answer, to the best of my ability, in today’s blog. I understand the source of the questions; many sales and business development professionals have similar job descriptions. The roles appear interchangeable in […]

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Press Release: Hat Trick of Successes for Recent Merger

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By: Yekemi Otaru

Posted on: 10/07/19

Doqaru Limited, a recent merger by Aberdeen businesswomen Sarah Downs and Yekemi Otaru is growing at an astounding rate. The company has achieved a six-figure revenue in its first six months of trading. In response to recent growth, the company have plans to expand further this year. Read the full press release here.

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Strategic Business Development & Marketing: What Do Doqaru Do?

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By: Yekemi Otaru

Posted on: 09/07/19

We think that you know what Doqaru do, but do you? As a business, we assume that people know what we do at Doqaru. But sometimes, they don’t. In turn, people can be left guessing what we do. There are a few clues on our website and within our social media posts. However, there’s no […]

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Over 600,000 companies launch in the UK every year. This is an incredible number of businesses, many of which will develop a business plan at some point. But few of these businesses will plan for their exit. Whether you want to build a company that takes over the world or you want a lifestyle business […]

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How Business Development and Marketing Can Work Together

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By: Yekemi Otaru

Posted on: 18/06/19

I’ve been called many things in my 13-year career. Including Technical Sales Engineer, Business Development Executive and Marketing Manager. I suppose there are worse things to be called. Each role felt the same at times; the same purpose dressed up in a buzzword job title. Now that I co-own a business growth consultancy, I get […]

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