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Marketing: Profiling a Target Audience
Do you know who your customers are and what their needs are?
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Work
Top 10 mistakes employers make when paying the National Minimum Wage
Avoid making mistakes with this list of the most common reasons that cause underpayment.
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Spotting early signs of insolvency and ways to resolve it
Recognising the early signs of insolvency and seeking advice to turn things around.
The best Christmas activities for businesses
Although it may seem an age away, Christmas is fast approaching, and we are certainly well into the ...
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If consumer demand for food & drink products is high, why is investment in NPD waning?
How can new food and drink product ideas bet into manufacture quickly without having to directly inv...
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University Level Learning in Wiltshire – An Evolution
The latest insight into the evolving Higher Education landscape across Swindon and Wiltshire and wha...
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Export
E-commerce for UK small businesses selling online to the USA
A guide to e-commerce with the United States of America.
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Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a ‘no deal’ EU exit
This partnership pack is designed to help you support businesses preparing for day one if we leave t...
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Supporting Social Enterprises
Up to date sources of finance and support for social enterprise.
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Website design
Choosing and Using a Website Designer​
If a business is looking for a professional, well-structured and secure website that complies with a...
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Mentor
Start out with a business mentor
Maximise your potential by getting the right advice early on with a business mentor.
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Open Business
5 top tips for small businesses
Our friends at the Business Support Helpline have put together 5 top tips for supporting businesses.
IPO
Intellectual Property and BREXIT: The facts
Facts on the future of intellectual property laws following the decision that the UK will leave the ...
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brexit
Unsure what Brexit means for your business and what to do about it?
Ten ‘no regret’ actions businesses should consider now
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Innovation loans: what they are and how to apply
An overview of Innovate UK’s loan programme for SMEs involved in late-stage innovation projects.
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Starting up in Swindon & Wiltshire
All the advice and resources you need to get your business idea off the ground in one place
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Government support for young entrepreneurs
Top 5 things we are doing to support young entrepreneurs.
Funder Finder - the safe online tool for unlocking business finance
Looking for business finance? Funder Finder allows you to apply to over 150 funders without affectin...
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Green Great Britain Week – simple steps you can take to reduce emissions
Find out how your business could reduce emissions and help to tackle climate change.
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