A round up of business news including; information on new support services, grant funding, success stories, advice and information and dates for your diary.

Innovation in Healthy Ageing Programme (ERDF)

20 October 2017

Innovation in Healthy Ageing Programme (ERDF) Could your business use a grant of up to £5 – 75k to innovate? Would business support help you develop and meet the challenges in the healthcare sector? Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with commissioners and academics to research and develop healthcare innovations? This

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Friday Five – 5 key areas to include in your growth plan

20 October 2017

Friday Five – Your Business Growth Plan According to The Times, “A business growth plan for an established enterprise has a dual focus: the strategic development of the business itself, which sits alongside an operational review of the competencies and capabilities of the entrepreneur and the management team.” Although referring to established organisations, we would

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Social Enterprise Investment Fund (Plymouth) – Funding round closes 26th November

17 October 2017

Social Enterprise Investment Fund Capital and Revenue Grants/Loans There’s funding available to provide a mixture of loans and grants for social enterprises in Plymouth to create jobs and bring redundant buildings back into use in the city. The fund will be a mixture of grant and loan. Each investment will be assessed on a case

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Grant Alert – Sedgemoor District Council – Small Business Grant Fund

17 October 2017

Small Business Grant Fund Are you an SME in Sedgemoor who could benefit from a business grant? Round 1 of Sedgemoor District Council’s new small business grant fund is now open, grants of up to £5,000 are available. Businesses can use the grant towards any of the following: Retain and employ new staff Invest in

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Shell Springboard | Apply Now for up to £150,000 For Your Low-Carbon Business

16 October 2017

Shell Springboard Apply Now for up to £150,000 For Your Low-Carbon Business The application window for the Shell Springboard 2018 programme is now open! Shell International Limited’s enterprise support programme for UK’s innovative low-carbon businesses is now open for applications. Shell Springboard will award one national winner £150,000, and a further five regional winners will

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Friday Five – 5 Perks of Backlinking

13 October 2017

Backlinks are links within a webpage that take the user to another site when clicked. A backlink can be in the form of text or an image. For example, if you need help sourcing SEO support and advice for your business, we’d suggest you get in touch. How do you know if other sites are

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New Loan Funding for Social Pioneers in Devon

13 October 2017

Devon Social Investment Fund This new investment fund is for social enterprises and charities based in Devon.  Loans are tailored to an individual organisation’s needs, enabling you to bring ideas to fruition. The loans are available between £30,000 – £150,000.  They can be used for a wide variety of purpose, including but not limited to: •Working

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Success Story – Mapyx Limited

09 October 2017

“NO CATCH 22” SAYS MD ON HIS EXPERIENCE OF RECEIVING FUNDED BUSINESS SUPPORT An Exeter based company supplying the MOD, police and education sectors has realigned its business focus on the back of funded business advice offered through the Heart of the South West Growth Hub. Mapyx Limited, a Geographic Information Solutions (GIS) provider delivers

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Friday Five | 5 ways to avoid cash flow options

06 October 2017

If you run out of cash, managing the day to day activities of a business becomes near impossible. Within a commercial enterprise you need to be able to convert sales into cash before the bills are due. Even a healthy balance sheet may show you as ‘asset rich but cash poor’ making the payment of

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HMRC | Tax Support for Medium-sized Business Announced

06 October 2017

Tax Support for Medium-sized Business Announced HMRC has launched a free service to provide tax advice and support to medium-sized firms that are experiencing certain types of growth. Medium-sized firms are defined as having either more than 20 employees or a turnover of more than £10 million. The Growth Support Service will provide advice about

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