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What it takes to run a business
This factsheet helps you assess your personal abilities and resources in relation to those that will typically be required to run your own business.
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Tips to Choosing a Business Idea
If you are new to self-employment, finding the right idea for a successful venture can be difficult. It is not made any easier by economic uncertainty...

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Thousands of business advisers to offer free servi...
Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers have signed up to offer free online ...
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 ...

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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 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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