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Be bold and start exporting your services

On International Women's Day, DIT South West’s Charlotte Bradley catches up with Alison Edgar the Entrepreneur's Godmother as she embarks on a new chapter of her business, exporting.
Charlie Garnham
Charlie Garnham
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.17
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Entrepreneur launches business to help chronic pain sufferers

On the surface London-based account manager Jody Dennett had it all. A successful career at one of the UK’s leading marketing agencies, an active social life and a place of her own in an area that...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.17
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3 reasons why taking on an apprentice makes perfect business sense

With National Apprenticeship Week this week and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, here's why taking on an apprentice could be one the best business decision you've ever made.
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.17
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What Gloucestershire business wants from the budget 2017

Let’s be clear - tomorrow’s Budget is not going to be particularly exciting and there will be no huge giveaways. But I feel that business in Gloucestershire - much of which survives and prospers on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.17
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Apprenticeships in small businesses

We’ve entered a new era for apprenticeships, so there’s no better time than now to get an apprentice into your small business.
Alex Richards
Alex Richards
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.17
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Understanding China City Tiers and where to target your export

China has over 600 cities. We discuss the distinction between this myriad of cities and how to choose when forming your market entry plan.
Jonny Smith
Jonny Smith
Department for International Trade (DIT)
Posted on: 06.03.17
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Q&A with John Pullinger - chief executive of the UK Statistics Authority
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UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with John Pullinger, chief executive of the UK Statistics Authority ,...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 06.03.17
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New international partnerships set to help South West companies win business in high-growth markets

We have signed four major partnerships with agencies in China, India, Latin America and SE Asia to help local businesses expand their global footprint.
John Rubidge
John Rubidge
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 03.03.17
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Stop and think before you launch your start-up! Is your business idea viable?

Before you start setting up and launching your business, take a moment to research whether your business idea is viable.
Amanda Orton
Amanda Orton
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.17
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