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Reducing Admin Through Digitisation

What could small to medium enterprises do with an extra 120 days a year? That’s how long the average small business currently spends on admin, preventing them from focusing on the real, valuable work...
Scott McLay
Scott McLay
Posted on: 05.02.18
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Protect your small business from cyber crime

These 6 simple but effective security measures will make your business a less-appealing target for cyber criminals and help keep your data safe if you are attacked.
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Posted on: 29.01.18
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Scale South West – Good news for growth ready businesses

There’s good news for South West businesses ready to grow in 2018: A new high-growth programme for local businesses has been announced by PwC, in partnership with Business West and The Engine Shed...
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Posted on: 08.12.17
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Business West and TUC South West comment on EU citizens’ rights

The unprecedented nature of Britain leaving the EU means that the nation’s future is, by all accounts, uncertain. And the events of recent days have done little to alleviate this pervasive sense of...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Posted on: 07.12.17
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How to use influencer marketing to build a strong online presence

Utilise influencer marketing correctly to build our personal or brand’s online presence in the right way.
Tom Buckland
Tom Buckland
Posted on: 17.11.17
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Looking for a business idea? Start with these four on-trend online businesses

So. You know you want to start your own business, you’re just not sure what exactly you want to spend your time doing. One thing you are sure of? It needs to make money.
Ollie Collard
Ollie Collard
Posted on: 27.10.17
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Writing a business plan will teach you these three important skills

There’s a new trend in the world of entrepreneurship; to disregard old rules and barriers to entry and create a sleek, new, efficiency focused start-up culture.
Andrew Mercer
Andrew Mercer
Posted on: 25.10.17
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Why even a brand new business should have clear cornerstones
Member role

It’s not always the first thing that comes to mind post-business plan, but establishing company values is just as important for a one-man band as it is for a workforce of thousands.
Paul Fitzpatrick
Paul Fitzpatrick
Posted on: 24.10.17
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Learn how to manage your money before you start your own business

The excitement of becoming an entrepreneur is all well and good until you realise that your business isn’t actually making any money.
Ollie Collard
Ollie Collard
Posted on: 20.10.17
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