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Government support for young entrepreneurs
Top 5 things we are doing to support young entrepreneurs.
The time is right to tap into a new pool of talent for Wiltshire employers.
Jobcentre Plus in Wiltshire is keen to work closely with employers of all sizes across the county.
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Business Opportunity Factsheets
Explore our A-Z business opportunity index covering a cross-section of industries.
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An Introduction to Business Regulations when Starting Up
This guide identifies the major business regulations and obligations that will affect the start up of a new business.
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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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Arkell’s Brewery to host recruitment event
An insight into what it takes to run a pub
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What support is available for my small business?
Our modern Industrial Strategy is helping to support small businesses and improve productivity acros...
5 tips to help you file your accounts on time
Companies House top tips for proper filing.
26,000 new businesses set up by entrepreneurial jo...
Jobseekers have set up more than 26,000 new businesses under the New Enterprise Allowance scheme.
New grants for setting up a childminder business o...
The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare...
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Businesses can Enjoy Discounts at Swindon’s Ground...
Trial the benefits and facilities Swindon's new work-space for entrepreneurs, pioneers and creative ...

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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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