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Setting up and Running a Payroll System
A brief guide to payroll systems
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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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An Introduction to Creating a Food Safety Management System
A Food Safety Management System (FSMS) helps a food business operator avoid potential hazards in food preparation and handling.
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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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Tax Deadlines in 2019
There are five main types of tax that are relevant to firms: income tax, corporation tax, National Insurance (NI), Value Added Tax (VAT) and Capital G...
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Product Packaging Regulations - Guide
Any business that supplies or sells packaged products must ensure that the packaging complies with product packaging regulations. These cover issues s...

Resources

Documents

LEADER Fund Factsheet

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Now that both the EU rural development fund LEADER and RDPE Growth Programmes are offering rural business grants in Swindon and Wiltshire, this short guide helps potential applicants to understand how the programmes compare. In most the simple terms, LEADER is an established community-level decision-making partnership, supporting local economic development in rural areas. There are six LEADER programmes operating in Wiltshire and Swindon, covering nearly all rural locations, with a total of over £6m of grants available - £5,000 up to £100,000.

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Strategic Planning

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Strategic planning is an important process that all organisations should undertake. It is essential for clarifying what you want to achieve, for maintaining high quality services for beneficiaries and for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the organisation.

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A to Z Funding Guide

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Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)

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Business Plan Template

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Download free business plan templates and find help and advice on how to write your business plan.

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The 'microshop' business model

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Wiltshire Lifestyle boom - how Etsy and Pinterest have spawned the microshop business.

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News

Free Cyber Security Health Check for Businesses an...
Are you concerned about the Cyber Security of your small business or charity?
Excalibur achieves best practice standard
Now a fully accredited ISO 27001 business
Mark Beard stresses need for quality
No need to wait for Government action and regulations
Broad new measures to ensure small businesses get ...
For the first time large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as p...
New powers to fine firms that exploit consumer loy...
Tough new powers for competition watchdog to fine businesses directly who have broken consumer law.
Community News
Vectura wins $89.7m damages from GlaxoSmithKline
The jury also found that GSK’s infringement was wilful

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Protect your small business from cyber crime
These 6 simple actions will help protect your business from cyber crime.
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By Darren Ryder, Director of Automatic Enrolment at TPR
5 Reason why Entrpreneurs need to focus on Cybersecurity
When you hear of a new cybersecurity threat on the news, what type of business do you think is most likely to be the victim of an attack?

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