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Volunteer Youth Health Champions – Summer of Wellbeing It’s often said that small changes make a big difference, and this is so true when it comes…

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Selling on Social Media

Learn how to use social media to sell your products Instagram and Facebook Shop Set-up your shop Tag in your products Sell! What will this webinar…

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Wellbeing Wednesday

One form of support we offer is Wellbeing. Helmed by The Positive Psychologist, Lisa provides a 4 part workshop entitled EMPOWER which covers mindfulness and how…

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What is BEAM Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin?

BEAM Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin well-being service We are an emotional health and well-being drop-in service for young people under 25 years old who are registered with…

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Shropshire Summer Events

16/08/22 Options for Selling Online Online https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/options-for-selling-online-tickets-370347929627 Free to eligible businesses     (Marches based) 24/08/22 Selling on Social Media      Online     https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/selling-on-social-media-tickets-353803203907 Free…

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Search is on for new generation of young innovators

Young people across the Marches who are looking to turn their business ideas into reality are being urged to take part in a special competition. Innovate…

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Start Up Support Showcase event

The Marches Growth Hub Telford is running the event in partnership with the Shropshire Chamber and is running on 13th July between 9am and 12 noon…

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Growth Hub Events!

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Young Innovators Awards 2022/23

Young Innovators Awards 2022/23 Young people (aged 18-30 by 27th July 2022) can apply for an award that will help turn their business idea into a…

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Funding news

Latest opportunities National Lottery Awards Grants available: £5,000 Overview: Nominate a charitable organisation for the National Lottery Awards, with the prize being a trophy and £5,000…

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We Have Launched On Twincl

Shropshire Youth Support Trust is a Charity that specialises in building aspirations and promoting social inclusion, by maximising Self-Employment and Employability. We support young people between the…

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Shropshire-Calendar of Business Events

Date Name & Details Venue To Book and More Information Cost & Eligibility 20/06/22 An introduction to Creative Smartphone photography Zoom https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-creativesmartphone-photographytickets-30137613312 FREE to eligible businesses…

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Power up your business with the Business Boost Programme – free, on demand, expert advice

Business Boost – Content Schedule 2022-2023   Month Content Theme Copy Image Link Track Engagement April Funding and Finance Did you know that there is a…

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Grants and Funding

Help shape The National Lottery Community Fund The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) are currently conducting a Strategic Review. This is part of their ongoing commitment…

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Life ready, work ready

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Celebration of Caring in Telford and Wrekin

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TAH TEAM ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY

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Safer Strong Communities Launch Event

Do you know anyone who is 19-24 years old? Lives within Telford & Wrekin and currently Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET)? If you do…

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Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding Gen22 Ideas Made Real Ideas Made Real is an exciting & unique opportunity for young people 16-24 to turn their awesome ideas into…

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Community Mental Health Transformation

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New grants scheme for Shrewsbury announced

A new grants scheme has been launched in Shrewsbury aimed at supporting projects and events which promote and improve the experience of the town centre. LAST…

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Young Person Grant 2022

Scheme information The Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant 2022 provides up to £500 to young people who need financial support for education, training or…

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg). You must be…

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Sustainability focused start-ups: How about a £10k cash grant?

Entrepreneurship is hard, but entrepreneurship in sustainability is even harder. If you’re an early-stage start-up building a physical product with environmental impact in mind, apply for…

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Telford and Wrekin businesses backed by new wave of revive and thrive grants

Telford & Wrekin Council is demonstrating its continued investment into the borough’s high streets after unveiling a new wave of revive and thrive fund grants. The…

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Activities with SYST!

Aged 16-18? Born between 01.09.03 – 31.08.05? Want to talk to us about some exciting activities that you can do? Then get in touch with us…

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Marches Growth Hub Events

Unlocking finance for your business start-up Thursday 10 February I 10 – 11am FREE to all businesses and entrepreneurs based in the Marches LEP geographical area….

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International Photography Exhibition 163

Over 8,000 images were submitted to the International Photography Exhibition 163, and an impressive selection of images were shortlisted and reviewed as prints by our guest…

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Cover Design Awards 2022

Win a six-month mentorship with a designer in the Penguin Design Studios, as well as a design kit package worth £1,000. Do you want a career…

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Jackson’s Painting Prize – Submissions open now

£5 Entry fee Enter up to 5 artworks Open to artists all over the world All ages and abilities 2-dimensional fine art works in any painting…

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Sound Generator – Applications Open

What is Sound Generator? Sound Generator is Sound UK’s research and development (R&D) programme to develop artists and the work they present. Each year, Sound Generator enables six…

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Podcasting Opportunity

Get Started in Podcasting! During a time when 1:1 communication just isn’t going to be the same for a while, are you considering other ways to…

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FREE CV WRITING SESSION

Do you know anyone who is unemployed that would benefit from a FREE session from the team at The CV Workshop to create an awesome CV…

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Super charge your business with amazing social media, optimised websites and award winning press releases

Super charge your business with amazing social media, optimised websites and award winning press releases *A programme of 8, 1 hour workshops, starting on the 1st…

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Volunteers wanted at Shropshire’s new community online radio station

Shropshire’s new online community radio station has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers to help drive its growth in 2022. INTune Radio says it wants to…

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Platinum Jubilee Information

Funding from Telford & Wrekin Council The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Fund To mark this historic occasion Telford & Wrekin Council is launching The Queen’s Platinum…

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Grant funding opportunities

Still time to apply to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Fund Telford & Wrekin Council is supporting communities to celebrate by launching The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration…

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Shropshire – Calendar of Business Events

  Date Name & Details Venue To Book and More Information Cost *Please note eligibility criteria for each webinar* Starting 12/1/22 Become the Media’s Go to…

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Talking Points webinars

Declaring your grants on your Company Tax Return (CT600) This webinar provides an overview of how to report coronavirus support payments and grants on your company…

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Government support for businesses affected by Omicron

The government has announced additional economic support to help businesses most affected by the Omicron variant of coronavirus: • businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors…

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Management Insights – The Power of Purpose

An opportunity to hear from best selling author John O’Brien MBE and find out how the university can support your business. About this event University Centre…

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£15,000 grant scheme set to launch in bid to help community assets

£15,000 grant scheme set to launch in bid to help community assets A grant scheme is set to be launched by Shropshire Council in a bid…

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Securing bids and grants to grow your business – 25/11/21 @ 9.30

Securing bids and grants to grow your business – 25/11/21 @ 9.30 An insight into bidding, speculative proposals and persuasive writing processes to sustain, develop and…

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Talking Points

HMRC’s regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues. We have more Talking Points webinars coming up. There are…

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Shropshire Chamber Events

FREE FOR MEMBERS & NON MEMBERS Businesses from across Shropshire are invited to attend our virtual International Men’s Day event which will offer an array of…

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Historic pub to host digital skills workshop

Are you aged 16-24 and interested in learning new digital media skills in the setting of a stunning historic Shropshire pub? Free places are now available…

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November and December Events – Marches Growth Hub

Please see below a full list of events that we have planned for November and December.       Date Name & Details Venue To Book and…

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Telford Growth & Recovery Fund – Social Enterprise

Telford & Wrekin Council launched the Telford Growth & Recovery Programme last month with applications closing on 8th October – Newsroom – £1m Telford Growth and…

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The five key ways to improve your wellbeing

The five key ways to improve your wellbeing Whether you feel worried, tense, sad, stressed, overwhelmed, angry, afraid or anxious, there are five simple and practical…

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FREE CV Workshop

Do you know anyone who is unemployed that would benefit from a FREE session* from the team at The CV Workshop to create an awesome CV…

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When is a good time to start your own business?

Starting your own business is a big decision to make, with so many considerations to account for. One of the most common questions people ask is…

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FREE CV Writing Session – Do you know someone who is unemployed that would benefit?

Do you know anyone who is unemployed that would benefit from a FREE session* from the team at The CV Workshop to create an awesome CV…

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Let’s get back to business

Dear customer, Are you re-opening your business, or planning to do so shortly? If you’re bringing back your employees’ part time, you can claim furlough flexibly for…

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Dimension Training Solutions – Health & Hygiene Pathway

We are proud to work alongside Dimension Training Solutions to provide some incredible training sessions which are all fully funded. Please take a look at the…

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Dimension Training Solutions – Business Support Pathway

We are proud to work alongside Dimension Training Solutions to provide some incredible training sessions which are all fully funded. Please take a look at the…

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Action required – changes to the Job Retention Scheme and the latest on SEISS

Dear customer, I’m writing to you with the latest information about the financial support schemes available to help your clients, as part of the UK Government’s Plan…

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The Wellness Exchange: Start and grow a wellness business

The Wellness Exchange by Enterprise Nation If you’re looking to start or grow a wellness business, this online event is for you! Meet retail buyers to…

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Lunch and Learn: Looking after your wellbeing as you grow your business

Enterprise Nation is hosting a daily Lunch and Learn webinar to give you a boost and offer advice from experts. About this event Lunch and Learn…

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Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) Tool

HMRC’s regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues. We have a Talking Points webinar coming up. There are…

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Five reasons loans are declined

Five reasons loans are declined SMEs should be planning their borrowing strategy long before they need money “2021 has seen a lack of lending appetite among…

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Why you should take the time to consider your and your employees’ mental health

Why you should take the time to consider your and your employees’ mental health Why you should prioritise striking an equitable work-life balance There can often…

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5 things start-ups get wrong

5 things start-ups get wrong Richard Murray, Chief Commercial Officer of advisory company Elephants Child, looks at classic errors made by small businesses… and how to…

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Youth Employment Group

Youth Employment Group With over 200 member organisations the Youth Employment Group is the UK’s largest coalition of youth employment experts. In response to the crisis, Impetus, Youth…

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Kickstart Scheme – new roles now available

Kickstart Scheme – new roles now available Are you a young person aged 16-24 currently in receipt of universal credit? Kickstart offers paid roles as an…

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Silverpreneurs programme

Are you over 50 and wanting to start up your own business or grow your micro or small business as part of a fun and collaborative…

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Bids invited for new £9.5m FE professional development grants

Applications for a £9.5 million government pilot to bolster teacher training in the further education sector have opened today. The Department for Education has announced a…

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Lifetime Skills Guarantee courses at Telford College

Lifetime Skills Guarantee courses at Telford College, these programmes are designed to deliver free, fully-funded training to adults who do not currently have an advanced technical…

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COVID-19 support – what’s available and actions you or your clients may need to take

Dear customer, I’m writing to you with the latest information about the financial support schemes available to help your clients, as part of the UK Government’s Plan…

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Completing P11D forms

If you use form P11D to report expenses and benefits for your employees, we can help you. Join the following live webinar during which you can…

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HMRC consultation on ‘Raising standards in the tax advice market: professional indemnity insurance and defining tax advice’

Dear customer, Our consultation on ‘Raising standards in the tax advice market‘ was published on 23‌‌‌ ‌March 2021. This is your chance to have your say. We need…

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What’s in a name? For a business… everything!

What you name your business can have a huge effect on how it’s received by potential customers and investors. It forms an important part of your…

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Transition Update

Dear customer, If you move goods between the UK and countries in the EU, you need to follow new customs and tax rules. Your business will be…

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Apprenticeships – Can you help a young person take a ‘Step on the Ladder’

Apprenticeships – Can you help a young person take a ‘Step on the Ladder’ Ladder for Shropshire has been busy promoting and showcasing Apprenticeships during National…

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New tax year: Key changes and initiatives for 2021/22

Accountants are calling the 2021/22 tax year, which begins on 6 April 2021, one of the busiest ever from a tax point of view. And that’s…

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Understanding how your wellbeing strategy can help your business recover after Covid

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Talking Points

Dear customer, HMRC’s regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues. We have more Talking Points webinars coming up. There are…

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£40m second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens for applications

Environmental charities and partners across England to benefit from fund which will create and retain jobs while restoring nature and tackling climate change. Grants of up…

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Friday Hub – Shropshire Business, Zoom Room – 12 March 2021 @ 9.15am

“Don’t sell the steak, sell the sizzle”. But what’s your sizzle? Friday Hub 9.15 – 10.15am – over 60 local Shropshire businesses all in one place! In…

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Unpaid carers to receive their vaccinations

Unpaid carers to receive their vaccinations Telford & Wrekin Council and Telford Carers Centre are continuing to work hard to support the NHS, to ensure all…

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Press release – Prime Minister sets out roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions

PM Boris Johnson has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. Government publishes four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and provide…

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Grants of up to £5k to bring your green ideas to life

Do you need funding for a project that will reduce carbon emissions and support a green recovery in Telford and Wrekin? Grants of up to £5k…

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Small business funding: How to choose the right type for you

Whether you intend to start, have recently started, or are actively growing your business, there are funding options to help you realise your ambitions.  The right…

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Community News – Funding

Community News – Funding KFC Foundation Community Grant Empowering young people Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people…

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UCS Support to Grow Your Business – Environmental, Digital, Upskilling – 18 March 9.30 – 11.00a.m.

UCS Support to Grow Your Business – Environmental, Digital, Upskilling Thursday 18 March 9.30 – 11.00a.m. – Online event More than just an educational establishment, University…

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Developing your Export USP – Free Webinar | 16 February 2021 | 11:00-12:00

Developing your Export USP – Free Webinar | 16 February 2021 | 11:00-12:00 We invite you to join us for the second in a series of…

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How will Brexit affect businesses? 14 things you need to know

Editor’s note: This article has been updated in light of the UK-EU trade deal that was agreed at the end of 2020 and is now in…

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SIRC Research Showcase event will disseminate the cutting edge research currently being carried out – 25 February 2021 – 10 – 11.30a.m.

Come and join us for the online Science in Industry Research Centre (SIRC) Showcase on the 25th February 2021. The Science in Industry Research Centre (SIRC)…

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Business Broadband Grant – Register Now!

Business Broadband Grant Your business could qualify for a grant to access high-speed broadband connectivity. As the Scheme is due to close by the end of…

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Ask the expert panel session with Helen, Kirsty and Hollie – 3rd March @ 9.30am

Join our business experts Hollie Whittles, Helen Culshaw and Kirsty Smallman for a panel discussion on top tips for super-charging your business and a recap of…

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Powerful ways to write award winning press releases with Kirsty Smallman – 24th Feb @ 9.30am

This workshop is a 60-minute intro into how to get the media coverage you deserve for your business and why the media needs you – now…

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Free rapid COVID testing expanded for eligible businesses

Rapid COVID testing, also known as lateral flow testing, has previously been accessible for businesses registered in England that employ 250+ employees who cannot work from…

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New year, new legislation: What businesses need to know in 2021

Even if it wasn’t for required Brexit changes and the challenges presented by coronavirus, 2021 presents a challenging year from a business administration perspective. Those in…

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News Round Up!

Community News round up Welcome to the Community Services bulletin. This week: Donate your old laptop to help local children. Carers Winter Wellbeing Guide Spot light…

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Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

The funding is to protect and support staff and residents in care homes and those receiving help in their own homes. New £120 million fund for…

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Turn your business idea into reality

Every successful business starts with an idea. Ideas can come to anyone, anywhere, at any time. They grab on to you. They niggle at the back…

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Five strategies for female entrepreneurs to overcome barriers

Did you know that women are grossly underrepresented as business owners, with three times as many businesses owned by men? And did you also know that women are…

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Look both ways: A new approach to new-year goal setting

It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about what we want to achieve in the year ahead. Some of us set goals,…

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Allowable expenses to add to your Self Assessment tax return

Got a Self Assessment tax return to fill in but not sure what your business can claim back? Understanding what your allowable expenses are, as HMRC…

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Online Events – Enterprise Nation

Access a wide range of online events to get daily business advice Friday – Female founder Friday with Natalie Sherman   Naturally Social founder Natalie Sherman…

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Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage: Second Round

Part of the rescue package announced by DCMS to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across England from the economic impact of COVID-19. This guidance was last…

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