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Business is GREAT Britain

Government Business Support Service

The Business is GREAT Britain Campaign is inspiring small businesses to grow and highlighting the ways Government business support tools can help. They have compiled an array informative online resources to help you get to grips with starting and growing your business.

Area Served: Bristol, BANES, North Somerset, South Glos

The Business is GREAT Britain Campaign offers information, inspiration and advice for small businesses that are ready to grow. The Government is committed to making it easier for small businesses to grow and, with the economic recovery beginning to take hold, the campaign is designed to both inspire small businesses to take their business plans further, and to highlight the support available to help businesses grow. 

The campaign focuses on 3 key steps; planning for the longer-term, employing more staff and starting to export. The website provides links to advice and guidance, as well as to key business support tools, including the Manufacturing Advisory Service, Growth Accelerator and the Apprenticeship Service.

For more information on how the campaign can help you growth your business, visit www.greatbusiness.gov.uk or take a look at some of their useful resources here on our Growth Hub.

Business Support Helpline:
0300 456 3565

Services

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Building your People Management Skills

Strong leadership and management is critical for the success of a business. It drives innovation, unlocks the potential of your workforce and enables you to drive productivity and growth.

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Do More Online

Helping microbusinesses and sole traders find customers, spread word of mouth, be more efficient, and sell their goods and services online

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Grow: Finance and Planning Business Growth

There are many different types of finance available to a company with ambitions to grow. The Government provides tools such as the My Business Support tool to help you explore all the options.

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First Time Export

Whatever you size or sector the rewards from selling your product and services overseas can be huge.

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Start: Funding and support for new ideas

It can be costly and time-consuming to research and develop a new product or service. But there are many forms of financial help that aim to support companies as they innovate and generate new ideas. ...

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Grow: Marketing to Make Your Business Grow

Effective sales and marketing lies at the heart of successful business growth. Promotional and advertising campaigns – and deciding on the most appropriate media and creative execution – can build awa...

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Protect and Exploit New Ideas

If it creates something unique, a company has Intellectual Property (IP) that it can protect and exploit. There are many funding opportunities for companies who want to develop and exploit their IP. T...

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New Markets

New markets provide paths to growth for many companies. But no new market opportunity ever looks the same. For some, it is about international trade: those that export enjoy greater revenue and profit...

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Start: Recruiting and Hiring Staff

When you recruit new staff you’ll find there’s lots of helpful advice and support available to help you get the job specification and description right, find the right candidates, hold interviews, tak...

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Start: Taking on an Apprentice Trainee

You want young, enthusiastic talent that you can mould and develop for your business? The answer: hire an apprentice. A growing number of companies are doing so, with 96 per cent of businesses reporti...

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Start up : Write a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is a vital first step when starting a business. You can get plenty of free advice and guidance on how to write a business plan along with tools and templates designed to ensur...

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Start: Finance Options for New Business

A bank loan is not the only way that you can raise money to fund your startup business. You can find plenty of links to tools and resources to help you understand the various options.

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Start: Setting up and registering a new business

Starting a business can be daunting. Business is GREAT Britain campaign provides plenty of information to help you register your new company correctly.

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The Business Is Great app for mobile devices

Make the most of digital and access business support, tips and advice from Buisiness is Great from your mobile.

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Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are recognised as the ultimate UK business awards. Entry is free and you must be employing 2 full time (or equivalent) UK employees.

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Start a Business From Home

These are some of the top things you need to know and do when starting a home business.

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The Business Finance Guide

Produced by British Business Bank and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Business Finance Guide sets out the full range of access to finance options for businesses as...

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