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Before you write a business plan ask yourself these 9 questions

Before you embark on the lengthy and somewhat laborious task of writing a business plan, ask yourself, are you fully prepared?
Posted on: 01.03.17
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Why failure is an important part of your start-up journey

From Richard Branson to Steve Jobs, many of their great successes would not have been achieved if it wasn’t for previous failures.
Posted on: 23.02.17
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Start-up as you mean to go on, the dos and don’ts of business planning

The following do’s and don’ts will keep you on track and help you write an investment worthy business plan.
Posted on: 21.02.17
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From campsite to high-street: Stoned pizza’s start-up journey

What started as four best friends cooking up artisan stone baked pizzas in campsites, by the beach, and at festivals has now pitched up camp at a permanent site in Braunton, Devon. Stoned’s meteoric...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.17
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7 steps to ensure you’re legally compliant when employing your first member of staff

Growing your team will bring a wealth of benefits, but it also adds to your responsibility as a business owner.
Posted on: 16.02.17
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Search for your superstar – Essential advice for employing your first member of staff

Adding an additional member to your team can significantly improve your business efficiency and can give you time to focus on your strategic vision.
Posted on: 15.02.17
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Essential cyber security considerations for business owners

A ‘cyber attack’ generally refers to unintended effects happening to the data and information that an organisation has responsibility for. Most commonly this data can be breached in 3 different ways...
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Mark Smyth-Roberts
C3IA Solutions Ltd
Posted on: 14.02.17
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Bristol University graduate’s start-up sells sustainable sanitary products

In the UK, each woman spends over £3500 on sanitary products in her lifetime. This equates to 11,000 pads or tampons - roughly 150kg of landfill waste - which will take approximately 500 years to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.02.17
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Q&A with Lord Bilimoria - founder of Cobra Beer

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer , before he gave his...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 01.02.17
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