Sales and New Markets 

Methods for creating need and immediacy

Knowledge

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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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Methods of Entering Export Markets
This guide will help you select an export market-entry method that is suitable for your business. It explains the difference between direct and indire...

Resources

European Territorial cooperation programme

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Enhancing the attractiveness of the territories of the France (Channel) England Area: Realise the potential of the common natural and cultural assets to deliver innovative and sustainable growth. Aims to improve the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the Programme’s cultural and natural heritage, and to support economic growth through developing a more competitive tourism offer. This has the aim of increasing not only the regions appeal to visitors, but making it a more appealing place to live and work with the intention of attracting businesses and therefore jobs to the area.

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Supplying The South West

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This portal provides a user friendly, intuitive process to advertise all open tenders and quotation opportunities for councils in the South West. The procurement portal is FREE to join for businesses and offers the following advantages:- •Immediate access to current business opportunities •Receive email notifications on business opportunities that are align with your company •Reduces costs as the process is online •You are in control of your tender submission and not reliant on a third party courier or postal service •Submissions can be completed electronically rather than hand written •Submissions can be amended up until the closing date and time

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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.

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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. You can use Contracts Finder to: - search for contract opportunities in different sectors - find out what’s coming up in the future - look up details of previous tenders and contracts You can create an account to get email updates and save your searches.

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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. It provides both buyers and suppliers with a secure, cost effective and easy-to-use eTendering solution for the advertisement of new tender opportunities, online quotation and tenders, secure auditable message function ensuring a consistent and non-discriminatory competitive process which is more efficient and easy to manage for all. This e-Tendering portal is used by most of the UK Police forces and many Fire & Rescue Services to publish and manage their quotations and tenders.

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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.

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Documents

News

UK brings largest ever delegation to world's bigge...
Over 100 British companies are showcasing UK innovation in the technology and automotive sectors at ...
Funding Annoucement
Apply for grants if your business completes custom...
Find out what grants you can apply for to get funding for training and IT improvements if your busin...
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Tell us how you are helping to deliver the Global ...
We are inviting people and organisations to share information about their projects that contribute t...
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UK trade with Canada up 14% since new free trade a...
New statistics released last week reveal that British businesses are benefiting from the increased a...
Disability champions set to open industry doors
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities the government is announcing that it will be recru...
236,000 UK businesses making the most of overseas ...
The number of UK businesses exporting abroad has increased by 6.6% to 235,800 in 2017, according to ...

Events

Seminar How to create a Social Media Strategy Workshop
Faringdon 130.80
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy - January
Swindon 36 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Business Breakfast Community Events Swindon Banner Networking Event
Swindon £20/£30 Hosted by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
You Can Export – International Sales Planning
Bathampton Free
Workshop Community Events Using Social Media In Your Business - February
Swindon 36 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Seminar Community Events Search Engine Optimisation Masterclass 2019
Royal Wootton Bassett £10.00 + VAT Hosted by Enterprise Online Marketing Solutions
The Bath Business Expo - Regional Event
Bath Free

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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