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YESwindon ignites entrepreneurial spirit at inaugural event

YESwindon (Young Enterprise Swindon), the new networking group aimed at 18-35-year-olds, hosted its first event at Desk Cowork, Swindon last night (Thursday 13th June). The event saw over 40 young...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 14.06.19
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Growth in the self-employment sector

There are now more than 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK and they represent more than 15% of the work force. The financial crash in 2008 has led the way for many people to refocus their...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 02.05.19
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12 Biggest Profit Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes

Far too many entrepreneurs don’t really understand profit – what it is or how to ensure they make it. Here are the 12 biggest, and most common, profit mistakes that entrepreneurs make.
Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA
Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA
The Tax Guys
Posted on: 27.02.19
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Behind the scenes at UWE’s £16m University Enterprise Zone

Members from the Bristol and West of England Initiative had the opportunity to take a tour of the University of West of England Enterprise Zone (UEZ) recently. The pioneering space provides...
Henry Watson
Henry Watson
Business West
Posted on: 27.02.19
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£2m government fund set to benefit South West businesses

A number of cutting edge projects designed to help small businesses become more profitable will receive a total of £2m in Government funding, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.02.19
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Young entrepreneurs network to launch in Swindon & Wiltshire

Swindon is an increasingly attractive place to start a business , and particularly so for young entrepreneurs. To help this vibrant business community to grow, Business West, in partnership with the...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 24.01.19
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Meet the adviser: Q&A with Andrew Mercer

We caught up with Enterprise Business Adviser Andrew Mercer to find out more about his role and how we can help businesses to start and grow.
Posted on: 10.12.18
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The 2018 Scale up review: what it means for the West of England

The 2018 Scaleup Institute Review paints a largely positive picture of the UK scale up ecosystem, but there is still work to be done.
Posted on: 03.12.18
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Get involved with Small Business Saturday

On Saturday 1 st December small businesses up and down the country will be taking part in Small Business Saturday. How can you get involved?
Posted on: 26.11.18
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