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Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
Sources of Finance for Starting a Business
Is the start of 2020 the start of a new business for you? If so you’ll need to know how to finance it.
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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?
Setting up and Running a Payroll System
A brief guide to payroll systems
Support for Businesses through Funding and Finance
A review of a few of the sources of Business Support and Funding
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Writing a Business Plan
This tool describes what a business plan should include, how to write one and what are its benefits.

News

Flagship business support programme launches in Sw...
£2.4m business support programme launches
The Young Innovators Awards 2020/21 are now open
Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality. The Award includes a £5,0...
Announcement of National Innovation Centre for Rur...
New centre to help unlock potential of the UK’s rural economies
SWLEP Expert in Residence - Female Entrepreneurs I...
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£35m government funding for rural businesses
The government’s Growth Programme provides grants of up to £750,000 for start-ups and businesses in ...
Business Basics Programme
The Business Basics Programme is designed to test innovative ways of encouraging small and medium si...

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I’M A BUSINESS MILLENNIAL – ARE YOU GIVING ME THE CORRECT TRAINING IN YOUR BUSINESS?...
In this fifth ‘Millennial Buying’ article series – have you asked this question to your leaders? ...
I’M A BUSINESS MILLENNIAL - WE RESEARCH YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA BEFORE COMMITTING TO BUYING FROM YOU, DO...
In this third ‘Millennial Buying’ article series, the below important topic will be investigated: ...
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 changes!
To give employees purpose throughout their career journey, the engagement of an employee plays a vit...
Meet your adviser from Business West; Q&A with Andrew Mercer
Catch up with Business West's Business Adviser for Swindon, Andrew Mercer, to find out more about hi...
Starting out in your own company – It’s tougher than you could possibly imagine…. Some tips on how...
Tips for Start ups from someone that is 2 years in with a startup, that helps Businesses to develop ...
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SWOT it Out
A SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool designed to help you to understand your business accord...
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Interview with Steven Smith, Founder of Poundland
Alison Edgar recently interviewed Steven Smith, founder of Poundland to find out what exactly made h...
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Research scientist changes career
Lisa Berry was working as a research scientist in 2009 when she decided to start her own business Ch...

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