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The Start-up's Guide to Marketing in a Saturated Market

Any start-up has to quickly find its audience and convince potential customers that it’s worth checking out. Often, the new company will be doing this while competing with well-established businesses...
Eleanor Hecks
Eleanor Hecks
Designerly
Posted on: 01.04.21
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Business Plans - What You Need To Know

So you've got a business idea and you're keen to get things going. Starting a business is an exciting and busy time and whilst it's tempting to jump right into the fun stuff, it pays in the long run...
Jane Purdy
Jane Purdy
Posted on: 30.03.21
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Start-up Support Package: Q&A with Start-up Advisor Sian Davies

sian_cropped.jpg We had a chat with start-up advisor, Sian Davies, who works on the Somerset Start-up Package helping pre-start and start-up businesses of less than 12 months old to think about every...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.21
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Somerset Start-Up Support Package: Q&A with Jane Purdy

jane_profile_pic_resized.jpg We caught up with Enterprise Manager Jane Purdy to find out more about her role and how she and her team can help businesses in Somerset to start and grow. Tell us a bit...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 17.03.21
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How to start your own content marketing agency

Let’s set the scene. You’ve been working in digital marketing for a little while now. You know your Moz from your MailChimp and fully appreciate just how important web content can be. Whether it be...
Harvey Holloway
Harvey Holloway
Posted on: 04.01.21
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What are the pros and cons of self-employment?

Is the grass greener in the world of self-employment? It’s a question that many employees may be asking themselves, particularly if there is growing unhappiness in the workplace. There could be any...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 22.12.20
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Unusual opportunities for businesses during lockdown

Lockdown has created a huge range of challenges for business of all sizes. Those that do not qualify as essential businesses may have been forced to close their premises, and others that can stay...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 11.05.20
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A positive mindset can help your sales strategy

Every business relies on sales of its products or services to be successful, but how long is it since you looked at your own sales strategy?
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 10.03.20
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IWD2020: Q&A with Ilham Said, Founder of Engineer2Engineer

As part of International Women’s Day we interview Ilham Said, on her role as founder of Engineer2Engineer, and her views on women in business.
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 08.03.20
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