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Knowledge

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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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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.

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

SME Leaders Programme Launches Second Round for 20...
Grants, coupled with additional support, can be accessed through this scheme to improve the leadersh...
MHA Monahans opens Manufacturing Survey
Recent report shows downward trend
Community News
Zurich Insurance UK shows enhanced earnings
First half revenue up 74 per cent
AB Dynamics announces opening of an office in Japa...
Wiltshire-based AB Dynamics has announced the opening of an office in Japan
Free Cyber Security Health Check for Businesses an...
Are you concerned about the Cyber Security of your small business or charity?
Manufacturing made smarter: round 1
Up to £30 million is available for projects to transform the productivity and agility of UK manufact...

Events

Community Events Global Startup Exchange and Collaboration Programme 2019
Pangyo 0 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
Bassett Means Business Expo 2019
Royal Wootton Bassett £0 – £32.57
Growth Hub Sponsored Courses Community Events How to Get Free Publicity for Small Businesses - A Growth Hub Event
Swindon , United Kingdom Free
Community Events Nuclear South West Showcase and Conference
Bridgwater 90 Hosted by Business West Ltd
Growth Hub Sponsored Courses Community Events How to Get Free Publicity for Small Businesses - A Growth Hub Event
Corsham , United Kingdom Free
Workshop Community Events Marketing Made Easy
Swindon 48 Hosted by Business West Ltd

Insights

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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