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April 2019 is approaching - Have you used your levy funds?
Apprenticeship levy payers will see funds start to expire in April 2019, this article provides some ...
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Meeting the challenges of growth
As your business grows, different problems and opportunities demand different solutions.
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Strategic planning for growth
Creating a strategic plan is a key component of planning for growth. It will help prepare a realisti...
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Ready For Growth
Is your business ready to scale?
Is scaling-up the right strategy for you? Understanding how your business is currently performing is...
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An Introduction to Cyber Essentials Certification
Whats the purpose and benefits to Cyber Essentials, the government-backed cyber security certificati...
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SMEs & Apprenticeships: Recruiting a Balanced Approach
Navigating apprenticeships from an SME perspective in Swindon & Wiltshire.
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Business Continuity Advice & Guidance
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 states that local authorities must provide advice and guidance to l...
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Accelerating the UK
Beauhurst has published an excellent report – Accelerating the UK – all about business accelerators;...
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Young Entrepreneurs Swindon Network Launch - The Purpose of Networks
Thursday 31 January sees the launch of the Young Entrepreneurs Swindon Network but what is the purpo...
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4 plug-ins every WordPress site should have
WordPress, loved by the internet (powering over 30%of the internet) but it can be improved, and freq...
Hydrogen energy - detailed information freely available
Hydrogen technology information dossiers can help businesses make investment decisions about how the...
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Has staff retention been a problem in January?
How to keep staff following the festive period.
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Marketing: Profiling a Target Audience
Do you know who your customers are and their needs?
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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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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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