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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.
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How to Forecast Sales - Guide
Sales forecasting is a crucial part of setting up and running a business and is essential for ongoing business planning. Forecasting the future is alw...
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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...

News

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...

Events

Workshop 2 Day Intensive Business Workshop, Royal Wootton Bassett
Royal Wootton Bassett Free Hosted by Oxford Innovation
Presentation Good Business Bootcamp
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Community Insights

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
How to Forecast Sales - Guide
Sales forecasting is a crucial part of setting up and running a business and is essential for ongoing business planning. Forecasting the future is alw...
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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