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FREE business support on offer for Somerset start-ups

Free business support, with a focus on going green from the start, for entrepreneurs in Somerset. Anyone looking to set up their own business, who have a start-up less than 12 months old, or are...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.22
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Why is a marketing plan important for a start-up business?

Setting up and launching a new business can be an exciting and busy time, so it’s tempting to jump right in to the middle of things, without properly planning your actions. Whilst this may work in...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.22
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The hidden challenges with all startups

Eleanor Hecks, editor-in-chief at Designerly Magazine talks about the challenges startups face and how to overcome them.
Eleanor Hecks
Eleanor Hecks
Designerly
Posted on: 16.06.21
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How to Protect Your Start-Up From Cyber Crime

Large organisations can prevent cyber attacks on their own networks by carrying out expensive operations to test their cyber security. But this kind of testing is not realistic or even necessary for...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 12.05.21
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Free business advice on offer for green start-ups

Somerset’s local authorities are providing free business advice to people wanting to set up their own green business. The workshops, run by Business West advisers, are fully funded by Somerset County...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 22.04.21
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3 questions start-up businesses need to answer before securing their first customer

Making your first sale in your start-up business is an exciting time, but there’s several steps you need to take first to ensure this happens.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 19.04.21
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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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