Starting a business

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Support for Businesses through Funding and Finance
A review of a few of the sources of Business Support and Funding
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What are the Legal Requirements for Business Websites
A review of the basic obligations for businesses online
Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
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Start out with a business mentor
Maximise your potential by getting the right advice early on with a business mentor.
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5 top tips for small businesses
Our friends at the Business Support Helpline have put together 5 top tips for supporting businesses.
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Government support for young entrepreneurs
Top 5 things we are doing to support young entrepreneurs.
The time is right to tap into a new pool of talent for Wiltshire employers.
Jobcentre Plus in Wiltshire is keen to work closely with employers of all sizes across the county.
guide
An Introduction to Business Regulations when Starting Up
This guide identifies the major business regulations and obligations that will affect the start up of a new business.
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What makes Wiltshire work?
Wiltshire-based startups seem to have a particularly strong chance of being a success.
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Business in Wiltshire
There are many advantages to starting up in the UK and locating your business in Swindon & Wiltshire gives you the best of both worlds.
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Tips to Choosing a Business Idea
If you are new to self-employment, finding the right idea for a successful venture can be difficult. It is not made any easier by economic uncertainty...

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SJL Foundation Launches UK-wide Business Start-up ...
A new fund has been announced to help prospective entrepreneurs in the UK set up in business.
Entries open for the National Female Start-up of t...
Apply now for the leading Female Start Up
The Launchpad Competition is now open for applicat...
A budding engineering entrepreneur aged 18-25 could win £15k to start a business based on their engi...
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Tata Varsity Pitch 2019 is now open!
The hunt is on for the best student and graduate business ideas.
Business confidence in the South West region incre...
The region moves ahead of national trends
Community News
More than 75% of young people would start their ow...
Poll shows South West ahead of the rest of the country
Hangar 51 Accelerator for Start-ups Testing Produc...
Eligible start-ups from anywhere in the world may apply to participate in a ten-week business develo...
YESwindon ignites entrepreneurial spirit at inaugu...
Over 40 young professionals from Swindon and Wiltshire come together.
Community News
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub launches new comm...
Exclusive offers for businesses who join the Growth Hub
Community News
Arkell’s Brewery to host recruitment event
An insight into what it takes to run a pub
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What support is available for my small business?
Our modern Industrial Strategy is helping to support small businesses and improve productivity acros...
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Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub enters into colla...
The Growth Hub announces a partnership with Europe’s leading grants database.
New ministerial champion to back jobs, growth and ...
Lord Henley to provide local leaders with a single point of contact in the heart of government.
New expert brought in to boost government’s relati...
New 'Small Business Crown Representative' will make sure government gets best value and small busine...
26,000 new businesses set up by entrepreneurial jo...
Jobseekers have set up more than 26,000 new businesses under the New Enterprise Allowance scheme.
New grants for setting up a childminder business o...
The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare...
It's official the South West is the best place to ...
The South West continues to have the highest five-year survival rate
Community News
Businesses can Enjoy Discounts at Swindon’s Ground...
Trial the benefits and facilities Swindon's new work-space for entrepreneurs, pioneers and creative ...
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The Green Alley Award - 25,000 Euros Prize Money
The Green Alley Award is the award for startups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy.
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Gain the skills you need to commercialise your bio...
This project intends to help start-ups and SMEs to overcome technological and non-technological barr...
New FSB Business Creation scheme launches
The UK’s thriving start-up scene has spurred Federation of Small Business (FSB) to establish a new m...

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Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
guide
Start out with a business mentor
Maximise your potential by getting the right advice early on with a business mentor.
guide
5 top tips for small businesses
Our friends at the Business Support Helpline have put together 5 top tips for supporting businesses.
featured
Government support for young entrepreneurs
Top 5 things we are doing to support young entrepreneurs.
The time is right to tap into a new pool of talent for Wiltshire employers.
Jobcentre Plus in Wiltshire is keen to work closely with employers of all sizes across the county.
guide
An Introduction to Business Regulations when Starting Up
This guide identifies the major business regulations and obligations that will affect the start up of a new business.

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