Sales and New Markets 

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Knowledge

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Twitter vs. Instagram: the pros and cons for small businesses
The pro's and con's of using both twitter and/or instagram for your small business.
Becoming an Ebay trader
Moving to a digital shop front can help with the downturn for all retailers at this present time.
Social Media for Business
'Social media' is the general term used to describe websites, apps and platforms whose users can create, submit and share content or participate in so...
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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
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Social Media and your Business
We all use social media today but what is it and how can your business use it?
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What are the Legal Requirements for Business Websites
A review of the basic obligations for businesses online

Resources

Export for Growth

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To help businesses accelerate sales and boost profits through exports.

Export for Growth
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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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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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Documents

News

BCS moves to Newbridge Square
Two new deals have been completed at Swindon's refurbished Newbridge Square.
Avon Rubber to buy US company for $130m
Team Wendy acquisition is 'an important development' in the strategic development of Avon Rubber.
Avon wins new US defence contract
Avon Rubber expect first order to the US Department of Defense shortly.
New contract won by Wincanton
eFulfilment solutions for Dwell contract won by Wiltshire-based Wincanton.
Avon Protection wins major NATO order
Avon Protection win major NATO contract To supply FM50 mask systems.
Green Light for Hob-creating distribution building
Proposals to develop a new distribution centre on an existing business park in Swindon have received...

Insights

Top Tips for Selling Your Ideas!
How to sell an idea?
I’M A BUSINESS MILLENNIAL – ARE YOU GIVING ME THE CORRECT TRAINING IN YOUR BUSIN...
In this fifth ‘Millennial Buying’ article series – have you asked this question to your leaders? • What millennials want from their employers?
I'm a Business Millennial - Is your company's marketing attractive to me?...
In this fourth ‘Millennial Buying’ article series, following requests from the readers - the below significant subject will be explored: • Busine...
I’M A BUSINESS MILLENNIAL - WE RESEARCH YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA BEFORE COMMITTING TO...
In this third ‘Millennial Buying’ article series, the below important topic will be investigated: • The importance of ethics and brand to a Millenn...
I am a business millennial - is your business listening to my needs.
In this second ‘Millennial Buying’ article series, we explore the way in which millennials buy - and what happens after they’ve made a purchase.
I'm a business millennial - You need to know how to sell to me.
I’m Jamie Martin and I’m an experienced Sales Trainer. Even more importantly I’m a Business Millennial, born between 1980 and 1994 and I’m a thought l...
Top Tips for Negotiation within a competitive and changing business world!
Negotiation tips for converting business and increasing sales.
People Development: Engaging with your Employees to retain them during market ch...
To give employees purpose throughout their career journey, the engagement of an employee plays a vital role in retaining them.
So you think you’re a trusted advisor!
Many of us, especially consultants like to think we are a trusted advisor for our clients, but are we, really, and how would we know?
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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