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Knowledge

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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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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.
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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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A Virtual Shop Front Door - Down Your Street
The Royal Mail has just announced that online shopping in the UK has risen by 9% in the last year. What do our 'bricks and mortar' retail businesses i...
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Independent report - Made Smarter Review
An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits of digital technology through a strong industry - government partnership.
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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.

Resources

European Territorial cooperation programme

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A cornerstone of European integration, European Territorial Cooperation helps to ensure that borders are not barriers, and that ideas and assets are shared to resolve common problems across Europe. Interreg France (Channel) England falls under this umbrella helping to fund projects that benefit the French and English regions around the Channel. 

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Supplying The South West

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Open tenders and quotation opportunities for councils in the South West.

SupplyingTheSouthWest.org.uk
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Family Business Support - Institute of Family Business

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IFB is the UK’s family business organisation, supporting and promoting the UK family-owned business sector through events, networking, representation, thought leadership and analysis. Their network is open exclusively to family business owners and managers - by families, for families.

IFB.org.uk
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Contract Finder, GOV.UK

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Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies.

ContractsFinder
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Wiltshire Emergency Services e-tendering service

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The Bluelight eTendering site was launched in November 2004, to give suppliers easier access to tenders and quotations published by the Police and Fire and Rescue services. The system is a complete Internet based solution, meaning no software resides on either the buyer’s or the supplier’s computers.

BluelighteTendering
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Department for International Trade (DIT)

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DIT secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

gov.uk/department-for-international-trade
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Documents

News

Community News
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub launches new comm...
Exclusive offers for businesses who join the Growth Hub
Community News
WH Smith expands Asia partnership
Further strengthening of the WH Smith brand and their business expertise as an international leading...
New Avon Rubber contract worth $16.6m
Wiltshire company wins third major contract this year
Emerging markets dominate UK’s fastest growing exp...
The fastest growing export markets for the UK are in Asia, with Taiwan reporting 40.8% growth and In...
UK businesses embrace global demand for British pr...
Data released by the ONS will give UK exporters a significant boost, as the latest figures confirm d...
Reuben Digital completes design project for sports...
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Events

Workshop Community Events Using Social Media In Your Business
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Business Breakfast Community Events Rooster Talks: Embrace the Machine with Tiny Giant
Bradford on Avon Free Hosted by Glove Factory Studios
Presentation Community Events Insider South West Global Growth Awards
Bath 75.00 Hosted by Newsco Insider Ltd
Workshop Community Events How To Grow Your Business With LinkedIn
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Using Social Media In Your Business
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Marketing Your Website
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Using Social Media In Your Business
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy
Swindon 48 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Increasing Traffic To Your Website
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Using Social Media In Your Business
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Marketing Your Website
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Using Social Media In Your Business
Swindon 42 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy
Swindon 48 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy
Swindon 48 Hosted by Business West Ltd

Insights

The 12 Benefits of Market Research
Market research is a crucial part of any and all marketing plans. Although businesses may think they know who their target market is, after some resea...
The Art of Getting What You Want
Negotiation is the nitty-gritty of the actual transaction between customer and business. Yet strangely enough, it’s something that most people try to ...

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