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Focus on Social Enterprise

By Donna | Mar 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Social enterprise - Gardening

  What is social enterprise? A social enterprise is a business which aims to help people, communities or the planet. The Big Issue, Divine Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant […]

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The Small Business Toolbox

By Donna | Feb 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

100 Free Tools for Small Business Owners, brought to you by The Funding Circle. We’re always on the lookout for ways to make life simpler for the startup, small business owner or […]

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Community First – Feeling Confident Workshop

By Darren | Dec 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of our partners Community First are holding a free Feeling Confident workshop this December. Feeling Confident – Community First Workshop Plan for the future Build your confidence Improve your […]

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A common small business advertising mistake and how to fix it

By Amber | Nov 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
man reading a newspaper

Running small display ads in the local paper, in specialist magazines and other business newsletters, on websites and online directories can be an attractive low-cost option for a newly-started firm. […]

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Could your business offer something unexpected?

By Amber | Nov 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
man in grey hoodie working with electrics

One frustrating aspect of running a small business is trying to reach that point where you’ve developed a reputation that sets your venture apart from everyone else in your sector. […]

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Thinking of buying a franchise?

By Amber | Nov 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
franchise shop selling food and drink

Buying a franchise allows you to set up your own business without starting from scratch. You use a tried and tested formula, and benefit from the experience and support of […]

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David Shervill’s Story – Global Music Visions C.I.C.

By Amber | Nov 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
David Shervill in his music studio holding his certificate

I am David Shervill, and I am registered as partially sighted, and although I feel fortunate to have had the opportunities to attend main stream schools and colleges.  It has […]

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Stephanie Carswell’s Story – Hawthorne Handmade

By Amber | Nov 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
stephanie hawthorne handmade badger

Stephanie has always been interested in craft activities and the sheer joy and sense of achievement she felt when she finished a handmade piece was the inspiration and the initial […]

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Nathan White’s Story – Jeenewoosh

By Amber | Nov 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Nathan White from Jeenewoosh Street Clothing, standing by his stand with tshirts

Nathan White battled drugs and mental illness but has now turned his life around to launch his own clothing brand. He designs, produces and sells his own clothes after receiving […]

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Dean Packer’s Story – Events R Me

By Amber | Nov 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Dean Packer owner of Events R Me

In June 2015 I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis after falling ill and as a consequence  I had to give up my job as a Warehouse/Driver for a window company […]

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