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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
Business West
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
Businesscomparison.com
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
The Good Till Company
Posted on: 06.04.16
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Bring your own device to work - could BYOD benefit your business?

BYOD is a stepping stone towards creating an efficient business, enabling employees to get more work done and to get it done quicker. Let's explore why businesses are embracing bring your own device...
Orla Forrest
Orla Forrest
Neon SMS
Posted on: 06.04.16
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Don't open that email! - Online threats to your business and how to avoid them

The TV series Mr Robot has put cyber crime in the spotlight this year. Whilst the fantasy plotlines of hackers and conspirators might make great television, it's also a stark reminder of how serious...
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Business West
Posted on: 21.03.16
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From Apprentice to Chairman: How an apprenticeship offers a career path that can lead to the board room

I began my working life as an apprentice and completed my 46 year career in engineering as Chairman and Managing Director. Here are just a few of my reasons why I believe apprenticeships provide...
David Banks
David Banks
David Banks
Posted on: 01.03.16
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Small business tips to lower IT costs

Keeping IT infrastructure efficient, up to date and economically viable is one of the biggest challenges any SME will face as it develops. In this article I look at some of the ways small businesses...
Dave Blackhurst
Dave Blackhurst
EvolvIT Ltd
Posted on: 01.03.16
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5 Roadblocks to Sustained Business Growth

Business growth can be a double edged sword. While most of us want nothing more than to see our businesses grow continually over the years, there are a whole host of inherent internal challenges that...
Kim Jones
Kim Jones
High Growth Knowledge Company
Posted on: 22.02.16
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Powering the nuclear sector - the brains behind the billions

If you'll pardon the most obvious pun in the book - the nuclear industry is about to boom. 50,000 person-years of employment will be required across the manufacturing, construction and operation...
Jessica Vallentine
Jessica Vallentine
Business West Ltd
Posted on: 22.02.16
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