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What are the Legal Requirements for Business Websites
A review of the basic obligations for businesses online
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Business Continuity Advice & Guidance
How to prepare your business for those small or large things (accidental or deliberate) which may cause unforeseen problems to your business.
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Meeting the challenges of growth
As your business grows, different problems and opportunities demand different solutions.
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The 5 most common mistakes in preparing and drafting grant proposals
In this article, GRANTfinder Senior Consultant Remco van der Zouw describes what he’s learned over years.
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Apprenticeships: A cost effective route to obtaining and retaining a skilled wor...
Potentially a fully funded path to hundreds of apprenticeship qualifications.
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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 realistic vision for the future of your business and maxim...
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Is your business ready to scale?
Is scaling-up the right strategy for you? Understanding how your business is currently performing is key to help you decide.
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SMEs & Apprenticeships: Recruiting a Balanced Approach
Navigating apprenticeships from an SME perspective in Swindon & Wiltshire.
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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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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.
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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 what is available to you as a business and as an indi...
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Supporting Social Enterprises
Up to date sources of finance and support for social enterprise.
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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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Opportunities to Grow your Business
Where can a business wanting to grow, find the most comprehensive source for up-to-date information on available funding or tendering opportunities?
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B2B Events - Enabling Business Growth or a Mercenary Marketing Tactic?
Engage with your clients and prospects whilst providing useful knowledge, information and access to new networks.
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Apprenticeships for Small Business
This guide provides an overview of apprenticeships for small business and describes the benefits to business and apprentices.
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Can I apply for financial business support?
Guide to available business support funding for Salisbury businesses
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Business Opportunity Factsheets
Explore our A-Z business opportunity index covering a cross-section of industries.
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SME growth grants
Are you running a business in Swindon or Wiltshire and need help to grow? With an SME growth grant of between £2,000 and £10,000 you can kick start y...
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Tax relief and incentives for businesses
As part of the overall funding landscape, there are plenty of government schemes and incentives available to businesses.
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Regulations Covering Lifting and Manual Handling in the Workplace
This guide explains the requirements of the Regulations and provides information about how to comply with them.
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Why we need to provide the best business support to SME Builders
There are many reasons why we need to provide SME builders with all the business support we can.
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Degree Apprenticeships - A New Route
Degree Apprenticeships offer a great solution for those that want to learn and earn.
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Choosing and Using an Accountant
This guide explains the services offered by accountants, what to look for when choosing an accountant and how to find and appoint one. It provides inf...
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Tackling Swindon's skills gap
A recurring theme that Swindon businesses raise is the trouble they have recruiting highly skilled workers
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Overview of available European Funding
​Various European funding networks offer financial support for businesses of all types.
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Finance support information index
A bank loan is not the only way that you can raise money to fund your business. A quick overview of available options is a good place to start.
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Profiling Your Target Market
This factsheet provides an introduction to profiling your target market and customers and explains the importance of fully understanding their needs.
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What it takes to run a business
This factsheet helps you assess your personal abilities and resources in relation to those that will typically be required to run your own business.
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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

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Billions announced for no deal preparation.
Chancellor Sajid Javid announces £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparation
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Making Tax Digital becomes law
New digital tax system to give more than one million businesses more financial control.
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Royal Navy and Royal Marines recruitment into loca...
Support for the military community within Government organisations.
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FSB "Self-employed optimism drops as sole traders ...
Confidence among the self-employed community has fallen significantly over the last 18 months, accor...
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Terrorism insurers will have to play catch-up amid...
Call for 'Greater understanding needed about CBRN " after the Salisbury attack - Article from Insur...
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Changes to free parking in Salisbury
Monday 14 May Wiltshire Council-run car parks in Salisbury will change to free from midday on weekda...
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Are you ready? - Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme...
Full fibre networks are the future and getting ready for a gigabit speed is a key step for most busi...
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New changes to encourage small businesses to apply...
The government is announcing tough new measures to level the playing field for smaller businesses bi...
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Wiltshire Council announce that clean-up work und...
Clean-up work is beginning in Salisbury after the appalling nerve agent attack, to bring a small num...
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Salisbury Business - Free Advice Clinics
A Business Adviser will be available at Wiltshire Council's Enterprise Centre at 1 Salt Lane to help...
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How Salisbury BID Is Representing You & Your Busin...
Salisbury Bid has outlined how it is supporting it's BID members. They have published the following...
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Carillion Compulsory Liquidation - Advice sources ...
Carillion have filed for compulsory liquidation, an Official Receiver has been appointed and conting...

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Workshop Community Events GDPR Made Easy
Royal Wootton Bassett 50 Hosted by Sophie Davies Marketing
Roadshow Community Events Rethink Apprenticeships - Free Advice for Employers & Individuals
Salisbury £ free Hosted by SupplyTrain
Workshop Community Events Online Marketing Made Easy - August
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Social Media Made Easy - August
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Business Planning and Finance for Business - August
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - August
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Lunch Community Events Inspire Networking Lunch - Chippenham
Chippenham £22 – £42 Hosted by Jade Simons
Workshop Community Events Digisheds 'Cyber Maniacs for SME's'
Swindon FREE Hosted by Tin Smart Social & The Institute of Coding
Workshop Community Events Social Media Made Easy - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Seminar Community Events Advanced Strategy Seminar
Trowbridge £10 Hosted by Jade Simons
Community Events Digisheds 'Coding For Beginners'
Swindon , UK FREE Hosted by Tin Smart Social & The Institute of Coding
Workshop Community Events PR Made Easy - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Conference Community Events Nuclear South West and South West Nuclear Hub Annual Conference 2018
Bristol 0 - 180 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Networking Community Events Apprenticeship Event
Swindon , UK Free Hosted by Swindon Borough Council & Higher Futures
Workshop Community Events Digisheds 'The Digital Mindset'
Swindon , UK FREE Hosted by Higher Futures
Community Events Digisheds 'Delightful Suport Services'
Swindon , UK FREE Hosted by Tin Smart Social & The Institute of Coding
Workshop Community Events LinkedIn Made Easy - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Business Planning and Finance for Business - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - September
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Productivity through People Preview Event
Bath Free
Community Events Inspire Business Breakfast
Bradford-on-Avon £16 – £36 Hosted by Jade Simons
Breakfast Networking Event - Bristol
Bristol £30
Seminar Community Events Inspire Strategy Seminar
Trowbridge £10 Hosted by Jade Simons
Community Events Inspire Business Breakfast
Bradford-on-Avon £16 – £36 Hosted by Jade Simons
Workshop Community Events Carbon Trust Green Business Fund SME Workshop
Chippenham Free
Workshop Community Events Business Planning and Finance for Business - October
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - October
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Everything you need to know about a small business Brexit
Westminster, London Free
Networking Workshop Community Events Apprenticeships - The Business Briefing
Swindon , UK Free
Community Events Swindon Bank of England Breakfast
Swindon £15.00 Hosted by MHA Monahans
Seminar Secrets of Maximising Your Business's Value
Malmesbury Free
Webinar Community Events A Basic Introduction to Trade Marks
Online Free
Networking The Somerset Armed Forces Covenant Careers Fair
RNAS Yeovilton Free
Workshop Community Events Social Media Made Easy - November
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Seminar Community Events Advanced Strategy Seminar
Trowbridge £10 Hosted by Jade Simons
Workshop The Wiltshire Property Forum
Derry Hill, Calne FREE
Workshop Social Media Training
Royal Wootton Bassett Free
Community Events Chippenham Business Breakfast
Chippenham £12.96 Hosted by MHA Monahans
Link with a Latte
Bradford-on-Avon Free
Lunch Royal Wootton Bassett Chamber Lunch with speaker Tom Ridgway
Royal Wootton Bassett £15 - £18
Webinar - How SMEs can sell to HMRC
Online event Free
Swindon Brexit Breakfast
Swindon Free
Exhibition South West Expo - Bristol
Bristol Free to enter - some workshops charged for
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - November
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Lunch BizSpace Swindon- Let's do Bizness
Swindon Free
Community Events Inspire Business Breakfast
Bradford-on-Avon £16 – £36 Hosted by Jade Simons
Conference Community Events Third Sector Commissioning Conference
Westminster, London 476
Workshop Speak with Clarity, Confidence and Courage - 1 Day Master Class
Malmesbury Various
Enterprise Nation - ScaleUp 2018
London £49
Lunch Community Events Inspire Networking Lunch - Chippenham
Chippenham £22 – £42 Hosted by Jade Simons
Workshop Community Events Social Media Made Easy - December
Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Seminar PR Made Easy
Swindon 12
Presentation Good Business Bootcamp
Frome Free
Seminar How to create a Social Media Strategy Workshop
Faringdon 130.80
Presentation South West Business & Community Awards 2019
Swindon 102.82
Meet your MP - Breakfast Event
Devizes £16 – £36
Instagram For Business
Trowbridge 99
Networking Netwalking in Bradford on Avon
Bradford-on-Avon 6.95
Microsoft Excel Essentials
Salisbury 70
You Can Export – International Sales Planning
Bathampton Free
Devizes Business Club Networking
Devizes 5.50
Workshop Lets Talk - How to Grow Your Business & Finance
Warminster Free
Exhibition Swindon JobFest 2019
Swindon Free for attendees / £185 for a stand
Workshop Be Ready for Making Tax Digital
Heywood Free
Conference Lunch Networking South Wiltshire Business Summit
Salisbury 0 Hosted by Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership
Plain Speaking Launch Event
Ludgershall Free
Seminar The future for UK science and innovation
Central London Various
National Apprenticeships Week - Employer Event
Swidon Free
Business Breakfast Wake up to Global Opportunities - Export Forum Breakfasts
Marlborough Free
Chippenham Business Breakfast
Chippenham 12.96
Swindon Social Enterprise Networking Event
Swindon Free
The Bath Business Expo - Regional Event
Bath Free
Workshop Community Events Why And How To Use Video To Promote Your Business - Gloucester
Swindon £44.27 (inc VAT) Hosted by Eight Interactive
Business Breakfast Community Events Rooster Talks: Building A Brand with Robin Worrall
Bradford on Avon Free Hosted by Glove Factory Studios
Institute of Family Business - National Conference 2019
Bath Various
Networking Young Enterprise Swindon present James Threlfall
Swindon Free
Stand-Out Social Media
Corsham Free
Workshop Community Events Business Planning and Finance
Swindon 48 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Networking Community Events Does your business offer something a bit different to your competitors?
Swindon £5 Hosted by FSB (Federation of Small Businesses)
Presentation Cashflow is King
Swindon Free
Community Events Train the trainer in depth
Trowbridge £160pp Hosted by Wiltshire Training
Workshop Community Events Technical Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
Chippenham £145 plus VAT Hosted by Greenway Training
Natwest: Boost your business
Salisbury Free
Be Seen And Heard In The Media
Whitley £135 – £160
Networking Community Events Devizes Business Club Networking
Devizes , United Kingdom 6.50
Presentation Local Industrial Strategy Breakfast Event
Chippenham Free
Growth Hub Sponsored Courses Community Events How to Get Free Publicity for Small Businesses - A Growth Hub Event
Salisbury , United Kingdom Free
Workshop Community Events Learn from the Success of Swindon's Newest Champions!
Swindon , United Kingdom 122
Exhibition Community Events Devizes Business Expo 2019 (exhibitors)
Devizes , United Kingdom 20
'Get Ready for Brexit' - Morning Session
Swindon , United Kingdom Free
'Get Ready for Brexit' - Afternoon Session
Swindon , United Kingdom Free
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce - Brexit Unravelled
Swindon Member FOC Non-member £25 plus £5 VAT
Workshop Community Events EFAW+F First Aid for Outdoor Workers
Chippenham £85 plus VAT Hosted by Greenway Training
Bassett Means Business Expo 2019
Royal Wootton Bassett £0 – £32.57
Workshop Community Events Learn from the Success of Swindon's Newest Champions!
Swindon , United Kingdom 122
Growth Hub Sponsored Courses Community Events How to Get Free Publicity for Small Businesses - A Growth Hub Event
Swindon , United Kingdom Free
Business Breakfast Community Events Purple Flag Business Breakfast
Chippenham , United Kingdom Free
Exhibition Community Events Swindon & Wiltshire Business Expo
Swindon , United Kingdom Free
Workshop Community Events Learn from the Success of Swindon's Newest Champions!
Swindon , United Kingdom