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Is Swindon leading the way in science and tech?

With Swindon’s new Science Festival, Tomorrow, coming to the STEAM museum on February 21-22, organiser Dr Rod Hebden argues that Swindon and Wiltshire is the new science and tech hub.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.01.20
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Starting a small business? Here are the hottest trends for 2020

Starting your own small business on the side of an existing job is becoming an attractive option to a lot of people. With popular marketplace platforms like Etsy, eBay and Amazon all now available...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 23.01.20
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With stricter IR35 rules coming in what are your options for using consultants or contractors?

From April 2020 new stricter IR35 rules come in. The idea behind the IR35 rules preves consultants, contractors and freelancers being used as “disguised employees” and thus avoiding paying tax and...
Mirel Baila
Mirel Baila
Consulthon
Posted on: 21.01.20
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What is Architectural Visualisation?

Architectural visualisation is the process of creating digital models of structures, buildings, and spaces using complex modelling methods and powerful rendering computers.
Peter Mitchell
Peter Mitchell
Ocean CGI
Posted on: 16.01.20
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Gloucestershire rail should not be put on the back burner

On the day it hit us that rail ticket prices are now rising twice as fast as wages, I was interested to hear transport minister Grant Shapps confirming he will be reversing some of the Beeching line...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.01.20
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5 great apps to help your business save some money

As a business owner, you’re likely on the lookout for simple ways to save money, whether lowering the lunch bill or the electricity tariff in the office.
Sophie Hainsworth
Sophie Hainsworth
LoyalFree
Posted on: 14.01.20
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8 Tips on How to Structure a Business Blog Post

Writing a blog is a great way to connect with your audience and share your business knowledge. It’s a way of telling your story and showing yourself as an expert in a particular area. As Editor of...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 08.01.20
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Business rate cuts to benefit High Street retailers

Our hard-pressed independent High Street retailers in Gloucestershire can look forward to a little New Year cheer. Just before Christmas, in the Queen’s Speech, the government decided they must...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.01.20
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January - new beginnings, new resolutions, new job?

At new year many people seek new beginnings which may involve searching for a new job. Find out how you can retain staff when they're seeking a new start and also receive funding support to do this!
Lizzie Lyons
Lizzie Lyons
Business West
Posted on: 07.01.20
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