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Marketing: Profiling a Target Audience
Do you know who your customers are and their needs?
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Choosing and Using a Website Designer​
If a business is looking for a professional, well-structured and secure website that complies with all the relevant legislation, it is worth investing...
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Start out with a business mentor
Maximise your potential by getting the right advice early on with a business mentor.
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5 top tips for small businesses
Our friends at the Business Support Helpline have put together 5 top tips for supporting businesses.
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Government support for young entrepreneurs
Top 5 things we are doing to support young entrepreneurs.

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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...
SJL Foundation Launches UK-wide Business Start-up ...
A new fund has been announced to help prospective entrepreneurs in the UK set up in business.
MHA Monahans opens Manufacturing Survey
Recent report shows downward trend
Entries open for the National Female Start-up of t...
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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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