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Careers fair set to energise the future of the next generation

Seven hundred young learners from throughout Gloucestershire- with their parents-are being invited to an event in the county aimed at inspiring them to 'Energise' their futures.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 11.05.16
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New events launched to help budding Bristol entrepreneurs

A series of new monthly meetup networking events are to be launched in Bristol, for local entrepreneurs who want to gain insight and tips on how to start and grow a business.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 11.05.16
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MD's Blog: Preparing for the EU referendum debate

As we head into the summer months, the political debate is heating up and the date in everyone's mind is the EU referendum on June 23rd.
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 09.05.16
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The Mobile Search Boom - How to grow your business with paid search and click-to-call

Mobile traffic has the potential to transform any business that relies on phone calls from prospects. By optimising your website and ads for mobile, paid search and click-to-call can give you a huge...
Graham Cox
Graham Cox
Posted on: 05.05.16
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3 questions for business ahead of the EU referendum

From television to the tabloids, you won't go a day without hearing a new argument from each side on which way to vote in the EU referendum. But with the vote in less than two months, do we have...
Chris Danks
Chris Danks
Posted on: 27.04.16
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South West Unemployment Bucks the National Trend

The latest data released today shows that unemployment in the South West fell by 2,000 in the three months to February 2016, standing at 3.8% and way below the UK average of 5.1%.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 20.04.16
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Budget 2016: Swindon and Wiltshire Business Reaction

This was a good news budget for firms in Swindon and Wiltshire.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 19.04.16
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Business funding: Where to go when the banks say 'no'

Raising funds can be a major challenge for business owners, so we've created a list of alternative finance options that are available in the marketplace.
Philip Brennan
Philip Brennan
Posted on: 11.04.16
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How data can help small independents compete with big business

The phrase 'Big Data' is bounded about a lot, but what does it actually mean for small businesses? And how can data help you compete against the big boys?
Oliver Rowbory
Oliver Rowbory
Posted on: 06.04.16
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