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Neill Hope Design

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Specialist in the drinks and alcoholic beverages sector

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Free Initial Consultation

At TaxAssist Accountants Leicester, we offer a free initial consultation whereby we can explain our services and provide you with a fixed fee quote at the end of the meeting.
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More than 1.5 million SMEs don't have a business plan

More than 1.5 million UK SMEs don't have a business plan, and they could be missing out on an extra 20% of profit as a result, according to business software provider Exact.
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UK needs to tap into emerging markets

PUBLIC procurement of goods and services in 12 key emerging markets will almost triple to £452 billion by 2030, according to new CBI research.
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Have you signed up for Growth Vouchers yet?

At the beginning of the year, the government announced a 15-month, £30m small business growth scheme.
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Funding available to help businesses recruit new graduate talent

Businesses looking to recruit new skilled staff can benefit from a series of bursaries to support graduate internships.
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Northamptonshire Business Awards 2014

The Business Event of the Year 10 Award categories Deadline for Entries: 30th September 2014 The Northamptonshire Business Awards Ceremony.
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New group is out to prove firms' move away from city is wrong

MEMBERS of Nottingham's business services community are clubbing together with the aim of raising the city's profile.
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Michael Heseltine gives encouragement to LEP investment opportunity

BUSINESS leaders and Nottinghamshire's Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) put forward their case to win a chunk of government cash when they met political heavyweight Lord Heseltine.
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£30m VC fund launched with Business Bank support

A £30m venture capital fund, backed by the government's British Business Bank, has been launched to target early stage technology companies.
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Chamber of Commerce land £2m share of Government cash to help Lincolnshire firms grow

A £2million slice of Government cash has been awarded to help make it easier for businesses in Lincolnshire to find funding and create jobs.
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Record number of firms start up in Derby

THE number of new companies created in Derby reached a record high in 2013 for the second consecutive year.
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Beware pitfalls of UK recovery

THE UK economy produced a robust final quarter, with 2013 growth at 1.9 per cent. Many commentators believe this represents the best period of growth since 2007 with economic recovery becoming more broad-based and sustainable.
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Upsurge in exports for Northamptonshire firms

Businesses in Northamptonshire experienced growing exports with confidence levels remaining high in the first three months of 2014, according to the chamber's latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).
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New billing rules could reduce SME energy costs

Ofgem has brought in new rules that will make it easier for small businesses to negotiate the rates they pay for energy.
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Award categories announced for Lincolnshire Business Awards

The 2014 Lincolnshire Media Business Awards are now open to all businesses within Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Echo is looking to celebrate and champion local business successes.
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Tribunal rules open the door to conciliation

REGULATIONS will come into force on Sunday that mean it will not be possible to lodge an employment tribunal claim without an Early Conciliation (EC) certificate issued by Acas.
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SME alternative lending consultation launched

Proposals to help small businesses find alternative loan providers after being rejected for finance have been unveiled.
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Women Who Do

An exciting new programme offering free support to women, who want to explore the possibility of working for themselves, or develop a new business idea, is being launched this month (June).
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Business mentor joins Connect Derby

Coach and mentor Filomena Rodriguez has been appointed business development officer at Connect Derby, a new scheme aimed at supporting enterprise and creating jobs.
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Geldards advises US firm on £23.5m deal

Lawyers based at the Nottingham office of Geldards have advised Professional Compounding Centers of America on a deal worth £
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Burning question: What did you learn at MIPIM?

MIPIM's not just a jolly in the sun – well it is for some, but they're doing it wrong. There’
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Businesses Asked To Support Northampton In Bloom

Businesses are being asked to support Northampton's bid for Gold in this year's East Midlands in Bloom competition.
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Insider Breakfast helps businesses look at alternative forms of funding

Insider is holding a special breakfast next week (25 March 2014) looking at finance outside of the mainstream for businesses.
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A Budget for makers, doers and savers

George Osborne's 2014 Budget has delivered tax savings for low- and middle-income earners, a raft of new measures to help savers and pensioners, and a commitment to support British exporters and manufacturers.
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UK Small Businesses Sitting on £770bn in Untapped Assets

Small and medium sized firms own £770bn in untapped assets – equivalent to 48% of the UK’
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Insider News Midlands – Northampton enterprise zone businesses urged to claim rate relief

Up to a quarter of businesses based within the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone could be missing out on business rate relief worth thousands of pounds, according to the council.
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Derby funding scheme awards £100k to two companies

Two south Derbyshire businesses have been awarded enterprise grants to help them grow and create jobs.
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BBC One series: calling all amateur artists

BBC One is on the hunt for the best of Britain's amateur artists for a new competitive arts series. The programme is looking for amateur painters from all over the UK who have a passion for painting and drawing.
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Sunny outlook for East Mids manufacturers

Manufacturers in the East Midlands are forecasting a 16-year record high in orders for the coming quarter, higher than any other UK region, according to a new survey by EEF and BDO.
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One million to get pay rise with NMW increase

The government has approved a rise in the National Minimum Wage to £6.50 per hour, with more than one million people set to see their pay rise by as much as £
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£2,500 Bursary To Start Your Business

The University of Northampton Enterprise Club is looking for recent graduates to take part in the 2014 Enterprise Inc programme.
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Migrant entrepreneurs have set up one in seven UK companies

Migrant entrepreneurs have set up one in seven UK companies, an investigation has found. Research conducted jointly by the think tank Centre for Entrepreneurs and business information experts DueDil has shown migrant-founded companies are responsible ...
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Derby ranked as 'city of the future'

Derby has sealed its position as a European ‘city of the future’ by ranking high in this year’
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Northampton named business capital

Northampton is the best place in the UK to start and run a business, according to new research from Experian.
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Manufacturing businesses set for spending boost

Manufacturing businesses in the East Midlands are gearing up to spend more on new machinery, according to an industry survey.
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The Derby Telegraph Business Awards

The Derby Telegraph Business Awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Derbyshire who are putting our region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to th...
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Business bank is set to branch out across Midlands

A Leicester-based business bank is expanding its presence into the West Midlands. Cambridge & Counties Bank opened its office in New Walk, Leicester, in June 2012, as an alternative source of lending for small and medium sized business which were ...
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Sick pay reforms could damage small businesses

From 6 April this year, businesses are to lose the right to reclaim statutory sick pay (SSP) and the reform could trigger small business closures, accountancy firm Baker Tilly is warning.
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How the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme could help your small business

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) has so far helped more than 1,000 businesses to raise finance.
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ERDF Funded Innovation Vouchers at The University of Nottingham

Innovation Vouchers are an easy way of accessing university knowledge and equipment. Primarily aimed at small- and medium-sized companies in the East Midlands, they provide for a programme of work to be undertaken by the University for a business at a ...
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Partners sought for Elvaston estate

Businesses and organisations interested in helping Derbyshire County Council find new uses for some of the buildings on the Elvaston estate are invited to come and find out more on Tuesday 4 March.
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Funded courses for Employers

The Skills Network is providing funded training courses to employers in the UK; there is no cost to your employees or your business.
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Notts TV funding to create 25 jobs

Notts TV, which is set to start broadcasting at the end of April 2014, has been awarded a £133,000 boost from the Nottingham Technology Grant Fund (N'Tech).
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SMEs urged to seek university help – round table

Small and medium-sized businesses with innovative ideas which they cannot find the time to work on should turn to universities for help, an Insider round table has heard.
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Cameron pledges £2000 growth vouchers to 20,000 small firms.

The scheme will match business leaders with mentors to help them grow, through a marketplace-stlye website.
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10 ways to get the best value out of your accountant

Your accountant can sort out your tax return or your annual accounts and provide advice on a range of issues, but how do you get the best return on the fees you pay to an accountant?
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Most SMEs unaware of R&D tax credits, says survey

The vast majority of the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are currently unaware of a tax break that is arguably the centrepiece of the coalition’
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£426,000 Funding Boost for Businesses

Businesses can benefit from free workshops and support after onlincolnshire secured almost half a million pound of funding from the EU.
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Leicester for Business Project

Leicester for Business services include helping you develop a business idea, assistance with start-up and support for businesses that have already commenced trading.
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New measures to help communities hit by flooding

David Cameron has announced a comprehensive package of new measures to help hard-working homes, businesses and farmers hit by the floods.
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East Midlands Fastest 40: extra tickets available

An extra 20 tickets are now available for the East Midlands Fastest 40 Awards evening, after the initial allocation sold out in just two weeks.
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Pressure on employers to pay 'living wage'

An interim report by the Living Wage Commission has found that more than half of those defined as "in poverty" are also in work, and it is urging employers to pay staff the living wage as a minimum.
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NBV Enterprise Solutions invests in Mansfield and Ashfield

Invest Ashfield & Mansfield has been set up to promote Ashfield and Mansfield as key business locations within the East Midlands.
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How to achieve sustainable business growth

With the giant cogs of the British economy finally whirring back into life, many businesses may experience significant growth in 2014.
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Invitation to Tender

Framework Tender for additional Business Mentors - Enterprise Inc2 (EMX08006)De Montfort University (DMU) is a university of quality and distinctiveness, offering students a supportive environment and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure graduates are...
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Manufacturers urged to enter Made in England Awards

With manufacturing expected to grow by more than 2.5 per cent in 2014, companies of all sizes across South East Midlands, Central &
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National Business Awards UK - 2014 Early Registrations Invited

The National Business Awards are the UK’s premier, cross-industry accolades for enterprise excellence.
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Music centre to open in Leicester

A higher education institution focused on preparing students for work in the music industry will open in Leicester in April.
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Innovation centre will 'keep graduates in Leicester'

The £5.9m Dock innovation centre is "worth every penny" and will help Leicester to retain the talent produced by its universities, according to mayor Peter Soulsby.
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Fairline to expand manufacturing staff as order book grows

Northamptonshire boat maker Fairline is looking to add almost 40 manufacturing staff to its Corby factory following an uptake in its order book.
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Employ top talent - Funding available

The Careers and Employability Services at The University of Nottingham is keen to speak to small and medium size organisations who can offer paid placements/internships to recent graduates and current students.
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Lack of digital skills costs UK £63 billion

A new report, The Case for Digitisation, commissioned by Go ON UK and conducted by Booz & Company, has found that the UK is missing out on valuable revenue because individuals and businesses are not maximising the opportunities offered by the inter...
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SMEs could save £10,000 a year, says Cameron

The UK's 4.9 million small businesses could save up to £10,000 each a year by taking advantage of government measures, including business rate relief, prime minister David Cameron has said.
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Win VIP Hospitality at the World Tennis Day Showdown!

Your chance to win tickets and enjoy a pre-event VIP hospitality party at the World Tennis Day Showdown presented by Financial Times at Earls Court Two in London.
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Innovation centre will 'keep graduates in Leicester'

The £5.9m Dock innovation centre is "worth every penny" and will help Leicester to retain the talent produced by its universities, according to mayor Peter Soulsby.
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Reforms for insolvencies procedures

New measures to reduce the cost of insolvencies procedures have been unveiled which could benefit creditors by £
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£330m Northampton campus gains outline approval

Outline planning permission has been secured for the University of Northampton's £330m Waterside campus in the town's enterprise zone.
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Contractors win £100m construction deals

Two building contractors in the East Midlands have been awarded a share of a £100m contract by public sector construction procurement, design and consultation specialist Scape.
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Curiosity killed the cat, but it's your best tool when networking

Whether you are a networking novice or a networking ninja, these easy-peasy tactics will help to make your networking more productive and fun!
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Lloyds Bank expands its East Midlands team

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed a business development director to its operation in the East Midlands.
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Funding competition opens for small retailers

Worth Foundation Fund, set up by the founders of Worth Retail, has raised the investment prize through equity crowd funding platform Seedrs.
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Help for Local Entrepreneurs

Much needed help will soon be on-hand for thousands of local entrepreneurs and small businesses is on its way thanks to a new European project 
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Derby Coaching for Success Provides Free Business Advice

Derby Coaching for Success is aiming to help Derby City businesses improve their performance and create new jobs.
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Derby Bids For Further Job Creation Funding

Derby City Council and the University of Derby is bidding for further Government money to continue its highly successful business support and job creation programme.
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Homeworking: the pros, cons and IT issues

Homeworking Portable IT equipment, the widespread availability of broadband internet and the explosion of cloud-based computing services mean it’
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Lincolnshire carbon neutral development completes

A green, sustainable business development has been completed in Lincolnshire in a bid to meet demand for space from local companies.
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The Government is lending £20m to British businesses through Funding Circle

Side-step lengthy processes and borrow from a community of 60,000 people together with the Government*, councils and universities.
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Peak District TV campaign goes live

The Peak District is launching its first-ever television commercial as part of a £150,000 multimedia campaign to tempt more visitors to the area and boost the economy.
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First loans from Funding Circle scheme complete

Beeston cycling and outdoor specialist is one of the first recipients of a new loan scheme in Nottingham.
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East Mids seeks £56m from RGF latest round

Eleven projects in the East Midlands are hoping to secure £56m from the fifth round of the Regional Growth Fund (RDF), according to government figures.
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Event aims to break down barriers to help support local businesses

Regulatory officers from across a range of services are being brought together at a special event aimed at making it easier for local businesses to seek advice.
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View the latest Quarterly Economic Survey results

ACCORDING to the latest economic survey, Lincolnshire businesses are optimistic about their business prospects for 2014 with a majority of firms expecting an upturn in profitability, turnover and market share over the next 12 months.
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Northampton Alive projects total nearly £100million in 2013

Nearly £100million have been invested in bringing projects to life in 2013, creating jobs, supporting businesses and enabling even more growth and future investment.
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2014 - a year of commemoration and celebration for Northampton

Northampton Borough Council has revealed plans for a year of commemoration and celebration in 2014.
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New Online Service For SME's

Help influence the design of a new online service for SMEs from HMRC. Closing date 17 January 2014  
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RBS Inspiring Enterprise

At the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, they are encouraging a more entrepreneurial culture. From the classroom to the boardroom, they are inspiring enterprise at every stage of the journey.
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SuperConnected Derby

Connection Vouchers are available until March 2015 to help your business meet the upfront capital costs of connecting to a better broadband service.
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D2N2 to utilise new European funding to benefit rural businesses across the area

Rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are to benefit from more than £6m of funding thanks to the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
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All you ever wanted to know about Growth Vouchers

At the end of January, the government will launch a £30 million research programme to test the value to small businesses of accessing professional advice.
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Exploiting sustainable sources of chemicals and energy

The University of Nottingham has received funding of nearly £1.5m to lead a UK-wide network that will promote working with industry on developing sustainable sources of chemicals and energy which will safeguard the environment.
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University Meets Conference Industry's AIMs

The University of Derby Buxton has proved it's right on target by being accredited with the conference and events industry's most widely recognised award - known as AIM.
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Economy strengthens again in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire's economy gained further momentum in the final three months of 2013 thanks to another strong performance by the region's businesses.
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The University of Northampton marks the start of the building work on its Innovation Centre

The University of Northampton held a Ground-breaking Ceremony on Monday 2 December to mark the start of the building work on its Innovation Centre, which is situated at the gateway to the Northampton Enterprise Zone.
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University's Business Enterprise Support Team internationally recognised as a key part of Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Business Enterprise Support Team (BEST), part of The University of Northampton’s Business School, have been awarded the Global Entrepreneurship Week High Impact Award 2013.
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Funding success offers more support for postgraduate students

A project that aims to stimulate and widen participation in postgraduate studies at Nottingham Trent University has been given the green light by HEFCE.
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Graduate named most promising creative and entrepreneurial design maker

Glassware specialist and De Montfort University (DMU) graduate Samantha Donaldson has scooped the prize for the ‘
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Mentors needed to support young people into employment in Lincolnshire

The Prince’s Trust is calling for volunteers in Lincolnshire to help young people maintain their progression into employment, education, or training after leaving Trust programmes.
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Cash injection available for UK's innovative low-carbon SMEs

Shell Springboard now calling for applications Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in search of financial backing for their low-carbon ideas can now submit their applications to Shell Springboard.
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You're never too old to start your own business, says FEBA

First Enterprise Business Agency (FEBA), which is responsible for providing government-backed loans across the county, has made its most flexible loan, previously reserved for 18 to 30 year olds, available to all for a two month pilot period.
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Graduate scheme can give your business a major boost

A successful graduate placement scheme, which brings together talented young people who have recently graduated from university and local employers, is looking for more recruits.
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Nottingham Trent University shortlisted for top business award

Nottingham Trent University has been shortlisted for the Midlands Enterprising University of the Year award.
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Seed funding scheme helps start-ups

An investment scheme designed to help start-ups raise equity finance has enabled more than 1,100 companies to raise a total of £
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DMU appeals to county businesses to join Graduate Champions project

De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester is today calling on businesses from across Leicestershire to sign up to an innovative new scheme offering intensive work placements for graduates who are looking to boost their career prospects.
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More funding to help Lincolnshire businesses reduce waste

Even more businesses across the county will have the opportunity to gather advice on how to cut waste and save money, thanks to a £
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Round five of Regional Growth Fund opens

The fifth round of the government's flagship economic stimulus, the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), has opened to bids.
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Food and Drink iNet Launches New Phase of Support

Food and drink firms across the East Midlands are to continue to receive support for innovation projects after the Food and Drink iNet secured funding until 2015.
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2 million pound grants programme to help businesses

DETAILS have been announced of a new £2million package of grants to help nurture and support local businesses.
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Nottingham Manufacturing Network launches

A new business network is being launched with the aim of giving Nottingham's manufacturers a competitive advantage.
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Leicester conference centre to open its doors

The University of Leicester's new £17.5m conference centre will open its doors today (1 October 2013).
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Search starts for six promising entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs from the East Midlands have the chance to travel to Europe and be mentored by successful European business people as part of an exchange scheme involving Nottingham Trent University.
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Mentoring & Coaching Support for Start-Ups / SME's

Life Matters Coaching provides bespoke, professional & quality coaching and mentoring support to individuals, small businesses and start-ups in the East Midlands area.
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University of Lincoln shortlisted for national enterprise award

The University of Lincoln has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of its growing reputation as one of the UK’
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Rail Fair petition launches to improve trains from Lincoln to Nottingham

A petition has been launched to improve a local rail service dubbed one of the UK's worst. The Castle Line between Lincoln and Nottingham via Newark Castle is the target of the Rail Fair campaign, which is backed by the Lincoln and Newark business clu...
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University of Leicester Graduate Internships programme

University of Leicester Graduate Internships programme – They are looking for organisations to take on graduate interns this autumn Following the success of last year’
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A total of £69m is to be provided to support the creation of new businesses by the government

The package includes £34m for Start-Up Loans to support around 7,600 businesses. So far more than 35,000 entrepreneurs have formally registered an interest in loan through the scheme with almost 8,000 start-ups helped.
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Digital Marketing Residency at Ikano Bank

You’re a digital marketing start-up wanting to build a portfolio of corporate clients yet feel they’
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Calling All UK Entries to the Energy Globe Award Competition

Organisations in the UK have until the end of September to submit their projects for a chance to win this prominent environmental award.
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Young entrepreneurs to strengthen European relations

Representatives from The Hive are heading to Poland next month to attend a seminar organised by European organisation Pro Futuro Europae.
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University of Leicester receives 950,000 pounds funding to kickstart collaborations with local enterprise

The University of Leicester has received £950,000 funding from the European Research Development Fund (ERDF) to partner graduate research expertise with growing SMEs in the East Midlands region.
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D2N2 LEP welcomes 47.67million pounds of schemes to transform superfast broadband across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

D2N2 – the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire –
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Chambers To Discuss Merger Proposals

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC) and Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce have entered into negotiations about a proposed merger to strengthen the Chamber movement in the East Midlands.
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Free Help to Reduce Energy Costs

Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University can provide local organisations with a FREE Carbon Reduction Action Plan Package…
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Applications Invited to Nesta’s Dynamic Demand Challenge

Nesta's Centre for Challenge Prizes is described as ‘a hub for expertise and insight on challenge prizes’
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£10,000 Business Growth Idea Competition Now Open

The £10,000 Business Growth Idea Competition has been set up to encourage entrepreneurs who have enterprising ideas to boost economic growth in the UK.
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Give your business a boost with a DMU graduate internship

Businesses in Leicester are being given the chance to tap into a talent pool of ambitious university graduates at a fraction of the normal cost.
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Business event will bring Lincolnshire countys major industries together for a single show

Lincolnshire Media, in partnership with the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), is putting on the free Business Live event in a bid to put the spotlight on a range of industries which are important to the local economy.
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Improving Business Advice

The Government department (BIS) responsible for helping businesses is asking for your ideas and comments to improve the advice and support available.
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Firms can apply to fund for up to £500,000 to expand

A new Government supported funding programme is set to provide financial support ranging from £
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Let's Do Business

Evolve at the University of Derby Corporate, has been awarded ERDF funding for a project to support new and growing businesses in Derby.
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Economic survey reveals obstacles to small business growth

Banks' continued reluctance to lend to small businesses, coupled with the bite of public spending cuts, are the two greatest obstacles to growth of small and medium sized enterprises, according to a two-year study of business owners' attitudes.
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College Court hits £1million on the books ahead of opening

A new University of Leicester conference centre has already secured £1 million in business –
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Funding boost of £3 million is in the pipeline for Derbyshire businesses to create jobs

Companies in Derbyshire could be in line to bid for grants of up to £50,000 after Government funding of £
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Million-pound funding pot will create new jobs in Lincoln

Lincoln businesses will benefit from up to £1 million of funding to create new jobs and grow the local economy.
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The Million Pound Start Up

The Million Pound Startup is a global contest for one business to win £1,000,000 in equity investment.
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HMRC's Digital Services to be transformed by £200 million Government investment

By April 2015, up to two million people will be able to take control of their tax affairs through their own online accounts.
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Demand Booms for Innovation Centres

Demand for office space at Chesterfield Borough Council's Innovation Centres is at an all-time high. More than 500 people are now working in Chesterfield for businesses that have been supported by the Innovation Centres.
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Smarta 100 Awards 2013

The Smarta 100, in partnership with O2, seeks to find the best businesses in the UK. They are not just looking for those who make the most money, but the businesses that have the most original ideas and make a true difference.
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Business Community Grows Again at Corby Enterprise Centre

The ever increasing business community at Corby Enterprise Centre grows again this month with 3 more tenants moving in this month and 2 more confirmed to join the Centre in the next 2 weeks.
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Entrepreneurs Festival 2013

The Entrepreneurs Festival 2013 will take place in Manchester on the 4 - 6 September 2013, bringing together talented graduates 
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Growing Business Awards - Launch of 2013 Round (UK)

The Growing Business Awards (GBAs) is an independent awards programme run in association with the CBI and Real Business Association.
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Paid residency for digital entrepreneur at Ikano Bank

In summer 2013, Projector, Broadway’s business support programme will launch a pilot project to help creative and digital entrepreneurs gain experience of working with a corporate client.
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East Midlands entrepreneurs and growth businesses urged to bid for loan funding

First Business Enterprise Agency (FEBA) is urging East Midlands businesses to bid for a share of a £
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How images affect your email marketing success

With the ability to target opted-in users who know your brand, email marketing is a communication medium with unparalleled potential.
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Fund101 from Enterprise Nation and Paypal

With funding once again generously provided by PayPal, Fund101  offers a pot of money of up to £
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Social Incubator North

Social Incubator North is a new way for entrepreneurs; where business has soul and success is more than the bottom line.
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Learn to be your own expert advisor with Life Matters Coaching Ltd

Everyone needs an advocate sometimes, support to get that next promotion, guidence on goal-setting or business idea generation.
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Introductory offer for brand new sector specific HR packs

We have created sector specific HR packs to ensure employers are fully up-to-date with employment legislation.
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New business generation gets set for a growth boost

Twenty six small businesses from across Nottingham have started on a programme which has been designed to help them create new jobs in the city.
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Satellite Navigation - Calling Entrepreneurs

Do you have an idea for a  service, product or business innovation that uses satellite navigation in everyday life?
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NTU alumni creates award winning city-centre oasis

Former NTU student Helen Taylor has helped design an award winning office space in the heart of Nottingham’
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Health and wellness business incubator to be located in the Nottingham Enterprise Zone

Alliance Boots has announced a collaboration with BioCity, to establish a new business incubator focused on health and wellness called MediCity.
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De Montfort University Workshop Tender Alert

Background In 2011, De Montfort University was part of a successful bid for a 3 year ERDF (amongst others) funded project to support graduate enterprise and entrepreneurship across the East Midlands.
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Launch of Discovering Start-Ups Competition 2013

Discovering Start-Ups is a competition bringing together industry expertise and offering assistance to new-start technology companies.
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Transformational ICT - support programme

The eBusiness Club delivers the Transformational ICT programme which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is managed by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce www.
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Government Announces Funding for SMEs to Boost Cyber Security

The Government has announced a new strand of the Innovation Voucher scheme for Cyber Security. Businesses are known to be the biggest victims of cybercrime, so, as part of its Cyber Security Strategy, the Government is looking to make the UK one of th...
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Graduate secures six-figure investment from serial entrepreneur

A Nottingham Trent University graduate who founded an online restaurant booking guide has received a significant financial investment from a leading entrepreneur.
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Lord Young proposes removing start-up loans age cap

An age cap on accessing taxpayer-funded loans to set up a business should be removed, says the prime minister's enterprise adviser, Lord Young.
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Business People Share Secret of Their Success

Some of the brightest up-and-coming businesspeople from across the region have attended a major conference to share their success stories.
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DMU Summer Internships

Current De Montfort University students are placed into local SME’s to work 28 hours per week for 13 weeks.
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Chesterfield Innovation Support Project

The project aims to raise the awareness of the value of innovation and provide direct funded support to eligible businesses based in Dunston and Tapton Innovation Centres as well as other businesses across Chesterfield wishing to grow and innovate.
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Bank of England and HM Treasury announce extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have announced an extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS).
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HMRC simplifies tax filing for small firms

HMRC has introduced two simpler income tax schemes for small businesses – Cash Basis and Simplified Expenses –
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Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK

This unique and prestigious Award is sponsored by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the serial entrepreneur best known for founding easyJet.
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Support for SMEs as cyber threat grows

The majority of small firms (87%) have experienced a cyber security breach in the past year, according to research published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
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IP Healthcheck

The Intellectual Property Office are offering a free IP healthcheclk for your business. Why use it? Every business will own some form of intellectual property.
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DMU graduates are shining example of start-up success

A footwear business set up by two De Montfort University (DMU) graduates is being celebrated as a shining example of start-up success as the Houses of Parliament today (16 April).
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NACUE and University Alliance launch Start-up: a story

University Alliance and NACUE are today launching a joint project, Start-up: a story, which celebrates graduates who are turning their business idea into reality.
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Free publicity for your business

Shrewd business owners keep their costs to a minimum, because it helps to reduce risk. Yet one area where it can be difficult to do so is marketing, where some methods can be costly.
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Broadway launches exciting opportunity for business in the creative industries

Projector, Broadway’s new business support programme assists emerging and existing businesses in the creative industries.
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Hive@Mansfield business idea Proof of Concept Programme

A 13 week business idea Proof of Concept programme to enable someone with an idea to evaluate it and produce robust business and implementation plans to achieve business success.
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Business Funding to Encourage Innovation in Technology Learning

The IC tomorrow Digital Innovation Contest – Education is offering business funding for the development of innovative commercial prototypes.
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Boost to 'alternative lending' for SMEs

An additional £70 million of lending is to be made available to SMEs, as the government seeks to increase access to finance.
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The future for innovation in the East Midlands is bright

As the Sustainable Construction iNet (iNet) reaches its milestone fifth year and the end of its current contract with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the University of Northampton, the team reflect on their laudable achievements to da...
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A new documentary series about small and medium sized businesses in the UK wants to hear from you...

DO YOU OWN YOUR OWN COMPANY? DO YOU NEED TO ATTRACT MORE CUSTOMERS? WOULD YOU BENEFIT FROM SOME MARKETING ADVICE?
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Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2013 - Open for Application (UK)

Small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises throughout the UK are invited to apply for the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2013.
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Leading digital marketing guru brings international experience to East Midlands’ firms

Regional exporters are to see a new leader at the helm of the East Midlands’ International Trade Association (emita) with the appointment of new chairman, Susan Hallam, who has taken over the reigns from long-standing chairman Gerry Blacoe, MBE.
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Start-Up Loans help 2,000 new businesses

The Start-Up Loan scheme has now helped 2,000 young entrepreneurs to get their businesses off the ground —
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National Business Awards UK - 2013 Round Open

Designed with the aim of being a significant endorsement of corporate achievement, the National Business Awards UK enable businesses and social firms from different industries and sizes to compete on a level playing field.
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Lincolnshire Investment Network

Bringing together businesses, investors and professional services to drive business development and growth across the county.
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Supporting sustainable export

The Sustainable Construction iNet (iNet), the organisation which provides support and funding via the European Regional Development Fund, has been giving advice and access to its network of contacts at the UKTI Green Technology Roadshow, held at the Ra...
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Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards - 2013 Round Now Open

The international Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards celebrate the work of young media artists from around the world by recognising talent in media production.
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CrowdBnk #GreatIdeas Competition - £10,000 for UK Entrepreneurs

The CrowdBnk #GreatIdeas Competition has been established to fund ideas that generate new business concepts.
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Business mentors are ready and waiting to support SMEs

The largest ever recruitment of volunteer business mentors to help support businesses looking to start, grow and create jobs has now hit its target of 15,000.
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East Midlands’ businesses urged to clean up at UKTI Roadshow

Green technology firms across the county are being urged to sign up to meet with over 50 international buyers at a special free roadshow being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport next month.
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OneStart - £100,000 Business Ideas Competition for Biotech Entrepreneurs

OneStart is a new competition designed to inspire, encourage and assist the next generation of European bio-entrepreneurs.
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iNet gives East Midlands businesses £165k boost

Companies across the East Midlands have had the opportunity to benefit from over £165K of innovation support match-funding via the Sustainable Construction iNet (iNet), since October 2011.
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Starting Blocks business support workshops

De Montfort University’s Innovation Centre have partnered with Seed Creativity to deliver a schedule of presentations and workshops designed to help small businesses and growing SME’
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DNCC Welcomes Start-Up Loan Boost

Commenting on measures to bolster the Young Person’s Loan Fund (YPLF)  – including an additional £
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50% Discount On Web Design or E-commerce website

Internet Expert will provide you EMIN members a 50% discount on their web design or e-commerce website.
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Four must-know facts about search engines to help you with SEO

You don’t have to be a web expert to get the hang of basic search engine optimisation and make your site more visible to potential customers, says Lola Bailey, author of The Small Business Guide to Online Marketing.
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Exports remain key to East Midlands’ economy

The East Midlands’ economy is in a positive position because of its exporting links with the world’
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New poll reveals the entrepreneurial ambition of British youth

Large numbers of young people are hoping to set up their own business when they leave education, according to a new poll released by Dell and StartUp Britain.
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The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Institute of Directors are looking for young entrepreneurs to join the Young Directors Forum.

The YDF East Midlands seeks to provide younger entrepreneurs with an ability to share experiences and discuss thoughts with their contemporaries in a relaxed networking environment thereby developing skills to become better directors/leaders in the fut...
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Social, local, mobile: what does SoLoMo mean for your business?

Does your website have a strategy for social, local and mobile (SoLoMo) technologies? The power of SoLoMo lies in the interplay between social media, local business search presence and mobile device usage.
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Export week takes East Midlands’s business global

During the UK’s first ever Export Week Peter Hogarth, Regional Director for UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) East Midlands, has welcomed the news that UKTI support can increase business turnover by 5.
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Entrepreneur Start-Up Fund Launched

A new loan fund has been launched which aims to help budding young entrepreneurs across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire start-up their own businesses.
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Winners of the 2012 Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards Announced

Nottinghamshire company Lindhurst Innovation Engineers has been crowned the winner of the 2012 Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards.
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Online service for small businesses launched

A free online service has been launched to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with information, advice and guidance on exporting overseas.
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Inspiring Enterprise - our commitment to women in enterprise

By the end of 2015, we will inspire and enable 20,000 women to explore and unlock their enterprise potential.
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Nottingham web expert urges firms to rev up for overseas trade

A Nottingham internet expert is urging firms to make the most of search engines to boost international trade –
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Countdown to export week in the East Midlands

East Midlands’ firms are being urged to take up the international trade challenge and explore export opportunities during a special week-long programme of free events from Monday 12 November.
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Millions of micro-businesses are let down by their websites

There are more micro-businesses than ever according to the latest BIS research, but a new survey suggests that many of them are losing business because of their outdated websites.
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Help for new exporters set to take off

Companies which have never sold their goods and services beyond the UK are being urged to get on board with two UKTI initiatives:
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Marketing boost for Derbyshire Artists

Arts Derbyshire provides marketing grants to new and emerging artists to help boost the county’
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New Innovation Voucher Scheme

£8,000 Vouchers available for small companies to take advantage of the University of Leicester’
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SEO Bootcamp:Nottingham and London

Do you want to improve your rankings in the search engines? Learn from one of the best SEO trainers in the business, Susan Hallam of Hallam Internet.
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George Osborne unveils plans to launch new bank to fund small businesses

George Osborne has made his latest bid to prop up the faltering economy by revealing plans to launch a small business bank to make it easier for growing companies to gain access to "multi-billion pounds" of government funding.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, taking place in 115 
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Tickets on sale for 2012 Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards

Tickets have now gone on sale for the 2012 Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards ceremony which is regarded as one of the highlights of the food and drink sector calendar in the East Midlands.
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Appeals work - small firms overturn 40% of bank loan rejections

More than 2,000 small businesses that had been turned down by their banks have secured the funding they needed after appealing —
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10% Discount to EMIN Members

We will offer 10% off our already very low prices for web design and the first 3 months of ongoing contract work.
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Food and Drink iNet offers free business support to East Midlands food and drink firms

Food and drink firms across the East Midlands are being urged to take advantage of free business support available from the Food and Drink iNet.
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The Manufacturer of the Year Awards competition

Established over 10 years ago, The Manufacturer of the Year Awards competition is specifically designed to acknowledge and celebrate the strength and diversity of UK manufacturing.
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What are your training needs?

FREE one-day training workshops from MAS – but what topics would you like to see for your staff?
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Back to basics - How will innovation make me money?

There are enormous financial benefits to be had if you get your innovation activities and strategy right.
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£400,000 Competition Launched for Innovations in Energy and Infrastructure

'Design for Future Climate: Climate Resilient Infrastructure' is a new competition set up to fund the development of innovative solutions to increase the resilience of the UK's infrastructure to a changing future climate.
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New Science and Innovation Park in Lincoln Announced

Lincoln is to become home to some of the finest scientific minds and most innovative high-tech businesses in the UK, thanks to ambitious plans announced today (Thursday 2 August 2012).
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Days Left to Enter 2012 Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards

The East Midlands’ most forward-thinking food and drink manufacturers and researchers are being urged to get their entries in for the 2012 Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards.
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£1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards (August 2012)

Shell LiveWIRE currently have up to 4 x £1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards to give away each month to new businesses in the UK (in their first 12 months of trading).
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Small firms must keep HMRC up-to-date or face hefty fines warns FPB

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is warning entrepreneurs to fully update HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about any changes to their businesses, no matter how small, following a report that one firm is facing a £
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£300,000 funding pot to help rural businesses grow

A £300,000 fund has been launched to help rural businesses branch out. The Leicestershire County Council-funded grants are aimed at small companies who work in the land-based, food and drink, tourism and creative sectors.
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2012 Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards launched

Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards which recognise and reward the brightest ideas in the East Midlands food and drink sector.
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Catering and Hospitality Expo sets up in Nottingham

A trade show dedicated to the food and drink sector is coming to Nottingham for the first time in September.
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Olympic lessons: what can elite sportspeople teach small businesses?

This summer, we’ll all be watching the world’s best athletes and sports people compete in the London Olympics.
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O2 extends free marketing opportunity to independent retailers

O2 has opened up its Priority Moments service to independent retail and small business customers on the UK's high streets.
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EMtel Infinity has Arrived

EMtel Infinity is a new Fibre to the Cabinet broadband service which runs over fibre optic cables rather than copper.
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The power of kindness and testimonials

More than 90% of consumers listen to their friends and the people they trust when they are making a purchase decision.
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Most UK businesses are ignoring ‘cookie’ laws

EU laws requiring websites to obtain ‘informed consent’ from users before employing cookies to store information from a computer or mobile device came into force on 26 May.
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StartUp Britain offers helping hand for hundreds of start-ups on the high street

StartUp Britain has announced a scheme which will throw open empty high street shops to hundreds of start-ups desperate for an outlet, in a move to boost enterprise and retail growth.
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Call for Submissions: The Nottingham Castle Annual Open 2012

The Nottingham Annual Open remains the familiar and much-loved Annual Open event that has been a regular feature of the Castle's programme since 1878.
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GrowthAccelerator Programme

GrowthAccelerator is a service provided by the country’s leading business growth specialists, known for delivering uniquely tailored advice to high-flying businesses –
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Marketing 4 StartUp Britain 2012

Following the success of last year's first ever event, StartUp Britain and the Marketing Agencies Association invite you to join them again for Marketing 4 StartUp Britain 2012, 16th to 20th July.
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The Food and Drink Forum stages its AGM and networking event

More than 120 guests attended the flagship event of business support organisation The Food and Drink Forum.
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One million sole traders could benefit from incorporating

SMEs could be wasting £4.2 billion by not considering a change of business structure, according to new research.
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Invitation to Tender for De Montfort University

In 2011, De Montfort University was part of a successful bid for a 3 year ERDF (amongst others) funded project to support graduate enterprise and entrepreneurship across the East Midlands.
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Business owners reluctant to call themselves entrepreneurs

At a time when enterprise and entrepreneurs are being touted as the key to revitalising the economy, new research reveals that many people that run their own business are actually reluctant to call themselves entrepreneurs.
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Speakers announced for Food and Drink Forum AGM and networking event

More than 150 guests are expected at the annual general meeting and networking supper of one of the largest food and drink business support organisations in the East Midlands.
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StartUp loans scheme needs support of mentors to succeed

Government's startup fund alone isn't enough to help young entrepreneurs, they also need mentors. The 
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HP Smart Business Awards

Launched as a new programme for 2012, the annual awards will celebrate the best achievements of the UK's small and medium sized businesses.
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Food and Drink iNet event to help stop waste being a drain on business

East Midlands food and drink companies are being invited to discover ways of transforming waste into energy.
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How to use social media to win new business: The dos and don'ts

Don't know your Twitter from your Tumblr, or your Facebook from your Flickr? Then a huge well of potential new customers for your business is lying untapped right now.
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EDF Group Launches €60 Million Investment Fund for UK Energy SMEs

The Electranova Capital Fund is a new venture capital scheme designed to support businesses operating in the energy sector.
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HSBC's Global Connections Competition - Deadline Reminder

The Global Connections Competition is administered by HSBC Bank. HSBC believes that having better business connections helps companies to succeed.
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Winners of DMU's 2012 business awards announced

The winners of an annual competition that helps some of Leicester’s most talented young people turn their business ideas into reality have been announced.
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East Midlands companies offered free advice on winning contracts

East Midlands businesses are being invited to learn the secret of success when it comes to bidding for public sector contracts.
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Search begins for Midlands’ best family businesses 2012

The race is on to find the Midlands best family businesses and their leaders as nominations open for the 2012 Midlands Family Business Awards.
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Is your Business based in Derby City, Chesterfield or Corby?

If yes,  you may be eligible to attend a range of Online Marketing workshops,  free of charge!
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The Food and Drink Forum announces date for flagship event

One of the largest food and drink business support membership organisations in the East Midlands has announced the date for its flagship event of the year.
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£500,000 for Innovation for Growth in Agriculture, Food and Drink

Innovation for Growth in Agriculture, Food and Drink is a new competition for feasibility funding delivered by The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Defra.
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Hive duo chosen for UK top 100 entrepreneurs group

Two companies supported by The Hive at Nottingham Trent University have been chosen to be part of a unique enterprise community of 100, high-potential start-ups and aspirant entrepreneurs.
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Nectar awards offer innovative small firms £2k prize

Innovative and sustainable small firms have until the end of May to compete for six £2,000 prizes in the Nectar Business Small Business Awards.
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HMRC tax seminars available around the clock

Small firms and the self-employed can watch HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) online tax presentations and webinars around the clock, following an expansion of the free service.
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New businesses and entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to be mentored by some of the region’s finest professionals!

Want to set up your own business but not sure how to go about it? Enter the Nottinghamshire Business Idea competition, and not only win a prize of office space for a year and a comprehensive package of support and resources worth £
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Inspirational female entrepreneurs called on to enter awards

Inspirational female entrepreneurs who have battled against the odds are being called on to enter the 2012 NatWest everywoman awards before 20 July.
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Grants for Small Businesses Employing Their First Apprentice – Now Available!

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) is offering up to 40,000 Apprenticeship Grants to small and medium sized businesses (employing less than 250 employees), to the value of £
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UK European Satellite Navigation Competition

The UK leg of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) has launched a competition which is open to anybody with an idea which utilises satellite navigation technology, be it for position, time, navigation or any other application, including...
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Grants available to innovative East Midlands food and drink manufacturers

Food and drink businesses in the East Midlands with bright ideas for innovation are being urged to come forward to apply for a share of a £
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Can you wait until next month before taking on new staff?

The length of service that an employee needs in order to be able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal is increasing from one year to two years.
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Supplier Marketing Opportunity – NCC Registry Offices

To improve and create that extra special environment for our customers registering births, deaths, marriages, and civil partnerships, Nottinghamshire County Council are looking for local businesses to participate in a fantastic business opportunity whe...
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ArtGrad.net – an equity offer for a Techno-Whizz and Social Media Guru

If you want to earn yourself a share in a creative e-business that has designs on changing the way art is bought and sold …
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Can your business help with dissertation research?

Marian Evans is a mature student researching for her final year MBA dissertation at De Montfort University, Leicester.
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Call for Artwork

NESTA want to transform their busy networking and events space into an area that inspires their staff and visitors, whilst giving budding artists from across the country the opportunity to showcase their creativity to a large and diverse audience.
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EMIN Invitation to Tender

EMIN now have a new live tender opportunity for the Project Management of a new project called Partnerships in Knowledge Transfer.
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Virgin urges small firms to Screw Business As Usual

Business owners with ideas on how to “make business a force for good” have been called on to enter Virgin Unite’
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'Web Fuelled Business' - FREE 1 Day Bootcamps to Get Your Business Online

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is teaming up with School for Startups founder and founding Dragons’
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Creatives working Commercially

Wanting to work in the Creative industries? Need to improve your portfolio and gain commercial experience?
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Bright new prospects for our regions graduate population as new initative helps them to startup in business

New funding has just been secured to help final year University students and graduates across the East Midlands to develop their entrepreneurial skills and launch their own business thanks to a £
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HMRC begins online advice seminars

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has begun a series of online presentations or webinars giving help on tax to businesses and the self employed.
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Former Dragon launches free web-training workshops for online traders

Former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Doug Richard has launched a series of free business training bootcamps aimed at small firms that want to expand online.
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£1 billion growth fund open for business

The funding is part of the Regional Growth Fund and takes the total to £2.4 billion. It will be available to businesses and public / private partnerships with ambitions to create new jobs and make a significant impact on their local economy...
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New HMRC video urges employers to dump the dummies

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a new online video to help employers reduce the problems caused by inaccurate employee data.
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Caan backs major new search to support green entrepreneurs

A major opportunity for three of the UK's most innovative environmental entrepreneurs to get first class support and access to millions of pounds was launched this week –
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Free Consultancy from De Montfort University

The Leicester Business School In-Company project scheme is in its 7th year and there are now 5 programmes involved in the scheme;
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Workshops aim to boost business

Leicestershire businesses are being invited to meet regulators, to discuss how they can work together to boost the economy.
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There's a business in everyone

Government and private enterprise are working together to support new business startups and growth. What's the business in you?
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Getting paid on time

Government and business press for prompt payment. The Government and industry is calling on businesses and public organisations to pay suppliers on time and for small firms to pursue those who put them at risk by delaying.
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Prime Minister: We’ll make apprenticeships a gold standard option for ambitious young people

New round of Government funding to support thousands of apprenticeships up to degree equivalent. - £
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Firms embrace the cloud, but are they leaving IT support to chance?

A recent IT Donut survey suggests that although 2012 could be the year smaller firms show real enthusiasm for cloud computing and mobile working, many businesses are neglecting an altogether more essential part of their business IT.
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Business-to-business exhibitions - why face-to-face networking is vital for SMEs

Why are business exhibitions still a good idea? Exhibitions may seem like an unnecessary activity now that interaction with clients and business contacts are managed through social media such as Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Challenge to find the best new British innovations launched

Business Minister Mark Prisk has today launched a nationwide competition to find the most innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts the UK has to offer.
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Results from SpeedFunding™ in Leicester – 24th January

Angels Den held another great event last week at Hotel Maiyango in Leicester. The event saw a total of four businesses pitch to eight angels, one lucky business had 6 interested angels!
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IoD and UKTI experts team up to boost local exports

Two of the country's top business organisations and local companies join forces in an international trade panel event to be held in Derby on Tuesday 7 February, in a bid to boost exports.
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The Armourers and Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize

The Armourers and Brasiers’ Company is, through the Gauntlet Trust, one of the leading supporters of materials science education and research at schools and universities in the UK, providing funding for grants, prizes, teaching support, industria...
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How can I get the best out of staff and tackle under-performance?

Induct new staff When you take on new staff it is important that you plan for their induction so that they receive any training necessary to help them do a good job.
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East Midlands to Lead the Way in Sports Medicine

A unique £10 million centre for sport and exercise medicine is to be set up in the East Midlands as part of Olympic-year government plans to promote health and fitness, announced today by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.
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Business 2012 Exhibition

So why attend Business 2012… well you may be the only person in a business of your size that doesn’
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Invitation to Tender

EMIN now have a new live tender opportunity for the development of a new website and CMS for our Enterprise Inc 2 project.
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£1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards

Shell LiveWIRE currently have up to 4 x £1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards to give away each month to new businesses in the UK (in their first 12 months of trading).
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NBV Offers Discounted Places On Business Start Up Workshops In January

Not for profit business support organisation NBV have confirmed that they will be offering discounted workshops in the Nottingham area to help those considering starting a business obtain all of the information that they need.
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Law Donut top five resources for start-ups

We’re always being told that people who start their own businesses (aka entrepreneurs) are risk-takers –
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Search is on for most innovative mobile products and services

Innovative start-ups and small firms producing products and services related to the mobile phone industry are being called on to enter a new competition, backed by UK Trade &
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New Incubation Centre Opens for Business

A brand new business incubation centre supporting start-up enterprises has been completed at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln.
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One size does not fit all - unlocking the growth potential of female entrepreneurship

Today, female-led businesses represent around 15 per cent of the UK’s total business base, with more than 700,000 currently contributing approximately £
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Enterprising students mark Global Entrepreneurship Week

Students at Loughborough University took part in a week-long programme of events to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
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Engineering prize to be worth £1m

A £1m prize - named after the Queen - is to be awarded for exceptional advances in engineering.
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New Intellectual Property Court Process will Boost UK Business

The Government has confirmed that a new small claims service will be introduced at the Patent County Court (PCC), helping small and medium sized businesses protect their copyright, patents, trade marks and designs.
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Winners announced in the Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards 2011

A pioneering method to detect fake whisky through the bottle using space technology has been crowned the Food and Drink iNet Innovation Champion 2011.
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Scott Bader Innovation Centre Officially Opened During Global Entrepreneurship Week

Scott Bader Innovation Centre in Northamptonshire was officially launched last week as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations, with the first occupier set to move in next month.
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ID Centre helps small businesses with the re-launch of its associate membership scheme

Following a recent report, which suggests that office take-up across the city is slowly on the increase, Derby business incubation facility, the ID Centre is doing its bit to support small businesses with the re-launch of its associate membership packa...
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Last chance for East Midlands businesses to secure a place on Mission to Mexico

East Midlands businesses will be able to discover the opportunities available to them in Mexico first hand, on a market visit to the country organised by UK Trade &
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More consumers reading marketing emails

Consumers are showing more interest in the email marketing they receive because businesses have improved their targeting techniques, research by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has highlighted.
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Jam entrepreneur spreads the word at DMU Enterprise Fair

The man behind the SuperJam brand will deliver a keynote speech at De Montfort University (DMU) next week in a bid to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs.
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eBiz byte seminars - Book your free place today!

The eBusiness Club would like to invite you to take advantage of the free eBiz byte seminars running in November designed to help you with all stages of your e-business development.
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Get 20% off Instantsite or Email packages through 123-reg.co.uk

We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer our members with a special discount code for Instantsite packages on 123-reg.
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Win a year’s mentoring with Dragon Deborah Meaden

Small-business owners with ambitious development plans can win a year’s free mentoring with Dragons’
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Reduction in Unfair Dismissal Qualifying Period

The Government has announced that the qualifying period for an employee to be able to bring a claim of unfair dismissal is to be extended from one year to two years' service.
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Student entrepreneurs to launch new app at GameCity 6

Four Nottingham Trent University students who have set up their own games development company during their placement year are to reveal their first smartphone application (app) at this year's GameCity festival.
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Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011 - Final 8 Revealed

The following eight businesses have made it through to the Final of the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011 in London on 9th November.
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Checklist of October regulation changes published

Small businesses can check how to comply with regulation changes introduced on 1 October, following the publication of online guidance by Business Link.
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Are you based in Oadby, Wigston or South Wigston?

If so, you should ensure that your voice is heard in a new business survey launched this week.Oadby and Wigston Borough Council are seeking the views of their local community about plans for new business space in the area and want to know what type of ...
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Front Up Rugby scores at the Rugby World Cup & secures funding

Front Up Rugby is entering Rugby World Cup fever at a storming pace after they secured funding for their next stage of growth through Angels Den.
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EU exchange open to East Midlands' entrepreneurs

New entrepreneurs in the East Midlands are being offered the chance to learn from their more experienced counterparts in Europe as part of an exchange programme supported by The Hive at Nottingham Trent University.
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Rent-a-Desk for £75 / Month

If you need a low cost desk to work from then why not consider sharing our office space, we provide a desk, a PC with Internet connection, a shared meeting room with projector, and an incoming phone number on a pay-as-you-go basis for just £
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Entrepreneurs take their fledgling firms to market

Graduates have been given the chance to showcase designs and products at a market.Former students from fashion, design and art courses at De Montfort University were selling their work at Market Corner yesterday.
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Special Startup Offer - Complete Business Website (with a blog) for just £570

Get your starup business online for just £570 with buswebs.co.uk. Our special offer startup package gives you a complete website, complete with a blog and Twitter feed (if you want one).
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Who Moved Your Cheese

All businesses will undergo change at some point. How we manage the change process is crucial for success.
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HMRC extends crackdown on poor record-keepers

Small firms should check their books are in order – that’s the warning from HM Revenue &
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Environmentally-friendly firms to be recognised

Environmentally-friendly small firms have only two weeks to boost their green credentials before the Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) awards close for entries.
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Last few days to enter Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards 2011

Firms, researchers and individuals in the East Midlands have just a few days left to enter this year’
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Transport iNet offers its support to Derbyshire companies

The Transport iNet is reminding companies in Derbyshire that it is available to provide advice, supply chain opportunities, and routes to funding through to 2013.
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New mentoring scheme for British businesses

Businesses will now have access to more knowledge and support as a new mentoring scheme launches, and through a brand new web portal, www.
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Technology Show Highlights Opportunities for Business

De Montfort University (DMU) will be opening its doors to business next week to showcase its cutting-edge research.
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Compete To Win event programme - Finding and winning business through CompeteFor

A series of FREE events throughout the East Midlands to help you and your business. Next July, the UK will host the world's biggest sporting event, London 2012.
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Family-friendly laws: blessing or burden?

New parents are now able to share maternity and paternity leave between them - the latest in a raft of “
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An entrepreneur's guide to alternative finance

With many small businesses facing problems securing commercial bank lending, alternative ways of gaining access to finance are being explored.
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Food Industry Challenges Event

Aimed specfically at food manufacturers and the engineering sector this event will focus on the Food and Drink iNet's ChIEFS (Championing Innovation between the Engineering and Food Sectors) project.
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Boost your Business

Want to receive a boost for your business?Corby Enterprise Centre are running a series of free workshops designed specifically to assist businesses with some of the main issues they maybe currently facing.
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13 New Enterprise Zones Revealed

More enterprise zones have been announced by the government across England. Ministers hope that the new enterprise zones will create up to 30,000 jobs by 2015.
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HMRC announces online-only tax plans for SMEs

HMRC has announced plans to move the business tax system fully online.The web-only VAT and tax system could come into effect by April 2013, HMRC says, saving the taxman £
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All aboard as Startup Britain launches nationwide bus tour

StartUp Britain, the major enterprise initiative launched in May this year, will begin a bus tour of some of the UK’
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Support For East Midlands Businesses Affected By Riots

RBS and NatWest will provide interest free loans of up to £25k to small business customers directly impacted by the riots across the East Midlands for up to 6 months.
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Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards speaker announced

Food critic Jay Rayner has been unveiled as the speaker for this year’s Food and Drink iNet (Innovation Network) Innovation Awards.
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The Future of Games

The video games industry is changing rapidly. Established studios are going to the wall and new players, focusing on social and mobile, are getting in on the action.
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Forthcoming Agency Workers Regulations

From 1 October 2011, some agency workers acquire new rights and entitlements.  If you ever use agency temps you need to be aware of 
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Social Media In and Out of the Workplace

Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are very popular with a whole range of people including, no doubt, many of your employees.
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Business Model Canvas Workshop

EMIN Members save 15% off the ticket price!    The Business Model Canvas has revolutionised the way entrepreneurs develop their entrepreneurial idea:
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Discounts on branding for your company with 19 Grams

19 Grams are offering discouted branding work to help your business flourish. Being recent EMIN Enteprise Inc.
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Phoenix Square Business Lounge - Special Offer

The members-only Phoenix Square Business Lounge offers 24/7 access, free wifi, desk space, soft seating, lockers, and tea and coffee making facilities.
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Save more than 5% on your print & promotional budget PLUS 500 FREE business cards for every EMIN member

Evolution Print & Design Ltd   Save more than 5% on your print & promotional budget PLUS 500 FREE business cards for every EMIN member Evolution Print &
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Prince of Wales announces fund for women entrepreneurs in the countryside

The Prince of Wales today announced nearly £200,000 of new grants to help boost British farmers and rural communities.
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Banks say they are lending to small firms

Small businesses are not bothering to apply for new finance because they assume they'll be turned down.
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Top tax tips for small business owners

Russell Cockburn, author of Small Business Tax Planning has provided eight useful tips for small business owners, covering everything from how to pay yourself and your employees, to the expenses you can legitimately claim.
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East Midlands' Most Innovative Businesses and Enterprising Individuals Receive Recognition from the Queen

The East Midlands’ most enterprising individuals and businesses will attend an evening reception at Buckingham Palace after they were announced as this year’
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Shell competition for latest carbon-cutting technologies opens for seventh year

The Shell Springboard Awards are now open for the seventh round of applications.£320,000 will be awarded to UK based small businesses who have an innovative product or service that will help address climate change, normally in awards of £
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NBV Virtual Office

A virtual office can be one of the most cost effective solutions to presenting a professional image for your business, without the headache of property ownership or lease agreements.
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Enterprising students win Loughborough University business plan awards

Young entrepreneurs from Loughborough University have been honoured for their exciting and innovative plans to build new businesses.
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Guests help The Hive celebrate 10 years

The Hive recently welcomed special guests and entrepreneurs past and present to an event to celebrate their ten year anniversary.
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Calling for Companies Seeking Investment

Connect Midlands has now started the selection process for this years’ Connect Midlands Investment Conference (CMIC).
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Half of sole traders could be missing out on tax savings

More than half of sole traders could be missing out on tax savings by not turning to professional accountants for help with their bookkeeping.
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Lets keep business happening in the summer – 50% off meeting space hire

For the period of July and August Corby Enterprise Centre are proud to offer 50% off their meeting room space for all EMIN members to try and keep business happening during the summer months.
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The University of Northampton wins top Social Entrepreneurship Award

The University of Northampton has won a prestigious award for its achievements in social enterprise at the UK’
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Apprentice candidates' catalogue of business failures

Creditsafe’s analysis of the directorship history of the candidates featured on the BBC’s hit show The Apprentice reveals their vaunted boasts of business acumen may not stand up to scrutiny.
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Reaching More Customers Through Social Media

Have you noticed how some people are using Blogging, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook to reach a whole new range of new customers for their business?
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Engaging the nation with science and engineering

Speaking at the 10th Cheltenham Science Festival, Science Minister David Willetts announced £790,000 to promote national events to engage the public with science and engineering.
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Digital Research & Development Fund for Arts and Culture

The Digital Research & Development Fund for Arts and Culture is looking to support arts and cultural organisations across England who want to work with digital technologies to:
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Look Out Mungo’s About

Thom Corah is an Enterprise Inc beneficiary who has an exciting start up company based in Leicester called Mungo Technology.
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Role models sought for UK Women’s Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

The UKFEA is a brand new ambassadors programme to inspire more women across the UK to get involved in enterprise.
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New funding available for social enterprises

Up to £1000 in grant funding is now available to help leaders of social enterprises pay for training to grow their organisations.
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Business Brain Training Set for Summer Launch

Derby based business men Richard Shakespeare and Mike Howsley today announced the launch of Business Brain Training.
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Get Active Together! - The challenge for you and your business to get active in 2011

The Active Together Workplace Challenge is aimed at organisations in Leicestershire, promotes a more active lifestyle and offers innovative methods to stay active.
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After 2,000 Job Applications, Richard Shakespeare Launches his Second Business in the Past Six Months

In 2010, Richard Shakespeare applied for almost 2,000 jobs in his quest to find employment following redundancy before deciding to set up his own business.
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Do you have a website to be proud of?

As part of the relaunch of the new and improved Getting British Business Online website, they are launching the Best of British Competition which recognises excellence in the websites of small businesses.
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EMIN workshop helps young entrepreneurs

Sileby-based communications agency The Phoenix Partners recently ran a workshop at De Montfort University for young entrepreneurs in association with Enterprise Inc, on the subject of 'Working With and Understanding the Media'.
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TSB Grant for Research and Development

A new Technology Strategy Board scheme is offering funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&
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New phase of support for the East Midlands food and drink sector

The Food and Drink iNet has just launched a new phase of support to help ensure the East Midlands food and drink sector is at the forefront of innovation and increasing profitability.
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Risky Business: One-In-Six Firms Conduct No Checks Before Trading

Half (47%)* of UK businesses have lost money after trading with another company without completing adequate due diligence or insisting on a signed contract Less than a third (31%) of companies run credit checks before trading New research commi...
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Funding available for leaders of social enterprises

Stephen Smith, CEO of EMB Ltd, the leading enterprise and economic development company that delivers a range of business improvement services, has welcomed Skills Minister John Hayes's recent announcement about the new package of support being made ava...
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Would you like to be featured on Inafishbowl?

The search is on...The application process is now open! Applications are being taken from businesses who wish to be featured in the East Midlands bowl.
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Enterprise centre hits 100 per cent capacity

A new business hub built to support Lincoln's up-and-coming enterprises has reached 100 per cent occupancy just over a year after opening.
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Marketest offer £1000 Research in Business Competition!

Marketest have launched the Business Start-up Competition, allowing start-ups, entrepreneurs and young businesses to add value to their business plan through expert market research worth £
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Companies warned to be on their guard against web theft

A Midlands based Internet marketing company is warning firms to be on their guard after having their website copied by a competitor.
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Molecular Profiles is only Notts-Derbys firm to win Government RGF money

A Nottingham firm has been given a major boost today after Business Secretary Vince Cable confirmed it had been provisionally successful in a bid for some £
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Further funding release boosts £111m invested in East Midlands through European Regional Development Fund to date

Since East Midlands Development Agency (emda) launched the East Midlands 2007-13 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Competitiveness Programme in March 2008, more than £
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Want To Achieve Goals You Have Set in 2011?

Do You... Want to take your business to the next level? Want to bring more focus into your business or your life in general?
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Food festival is ‘coming home’

The East Midlands Food and Drink Festival is returning to its Melton roots this year, attracting thousands of visitors to the town as well as boosting footfall in the town centre.
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Pera set on continuing Coaching for High Growth

Pera, the Melton Mowbray-based business support organisation, has told Insider it will continue to run the Coaching for High Growth programme with the support of the East Midlands Development Agency (Emda), despite the agency’
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GINEM reveals post-Emda strategy

The Growth Investment Network East Midlands (GINEM) is looking at “a combination of routes”
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Save money and go green: free training for your business

Businesses throughout Lincolnshire are being offered two days of training free in a bid to help boost their green credentials - and save money.
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Minister visits East Mids' EU funded projects

Communities minister baroness Hanham CBE has visited two sites in Leicester and Corby to see how the region is benefiting from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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Fishbowl hosts live clinic

Key small business decision-makers from around the East Midlands gave their views on the challenges facing small firms at the Inafishbowl Business Clinic Live.
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New 'Solutions for Business' portfolio refocused on growth

The Government is launching a new portfolio of products today to help businesses and support growth in the economy.
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First four new generation Enterprise Zone locations identified

Four vanguard areas - Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester and London – have named the sites of their new Enterprise Zones.
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New Grant for Research and Development scheme launches

A new Grant for Research and Development (GRD) scheme is being introduced to offer funding to small companies, enabling them to research and develop new products, processes and services.
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Northampton graduate puts canines on canvas

Dog-loving graduate Minnie Teckman is putting canines on canvas – thanks to entrepreneurial support from The University of Northampton’
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Would you like some FREE consultancy?

Leicester Business School’s In-Company project scheme now in its 6th year and has three programmes involved:
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Free innovation advice for East Midlands food and drink firms at Food and Drink iNet sessions

Food and drink sector businesses are being invited to a free event to discover more about the support for innovation that's available in the East Midlands.
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Awards honour East Midlands Women of Worth

An Ilkeston print solutions specialist, a Nottingham lingerie retailer and a Smalley based inventor of an ergonomic chair were the winners in this year's East Midlands Women of Worth awards.
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First 'Creative Garden' Event A Blooming Success

The first in a series of 'Creative Garden' events to help new businesses bloom attracted hundreds of visitors from around the East Midlands.
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UK parents and children set to get help with homework through University student

Student Abigail Ehoff is already making her mark on the business world – thanks to an enterprising idea which is set to help frustrated parents and children complete homework across the UK.
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Media Image is Key to Success for Region's Young Entrepreneurs

Projecting the right media image is a skill that every young entrepreneur needs to have if their business is to succeed, maintains experiential marketing agency The Phoenix Partners.
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IC tomorrow Digital Innovation Contest

A £200K consumer trials scheme for UK based digital entrepreneurs.Digital entrepreneurs are invited to join a new £
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Help KITE understand regulation from your perspective

Researchers from Newcastle University (together with Prof. Monder Ram OBE of Leicester Business School) are seeking to interview managing directors of small firms (approx.
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Corby Enterprise Centre - Open Day

Corby Enterprise Centre - Open DayWednesday 23rd March 2011, 1pm–4pmCorby Enterprise Centre, London Road, Priors Hall, Corby, NN17 5EU Corby Enterprise Centre (CEC) 
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University of Derby Incubation Facilities – Spaces Now Available!

The iD Centre, which is based at Lathkill House on the RTC Business Park, London Road, Derby, was launched in June 2003 to provide new start-up businesses in the rail, engineering, aerospace and technology industries with subsidised office space and hi...
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Discounts available for FORMAT11 Events for Derby based creatives

Up to £50 discount off workshops / courses and events for Derby based photographers / businesses.
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Creative graduate business aims to bloom through the recession

A Loughborough University textiles graduate has just launched her decorative glass company this month, after more than two years of riding the recession.
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IP Management Roadshow

 Do you want to…- add value to your business?- receive free, bespoke IP advice for your business?
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Leicestershire businesses urged to get Active Together!

Heralded the launch of the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, Active Together Workplace Challenge (ATWPC) with a high energy, office based work-out led by Rosemary Conley, CBE.
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emda seeks aspiring high growth businesses

East Midlands Development Agency (emda) is looking for 35 businesses with high growth potential to take part in its final Coaching for High Growth programme.
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First subscribers offer for the new Local Impact Measurement Tool

Securing public funding is getting more difficult. Local Authorities have to get more bang for their buck!
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Dragons Den Competition - Charnwood Borough Council

The winner of Charnwood’s Dragons’ Den 2011 will get the keys to an office at the Ark Business Centre, Gordon Road, Loughborough.
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Changes to the Shell LiveWIRE Awards in 2011

Exciting things are happening at Shell LiveWIRE in 2011, beginning with important changes to our Awards.
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Angels Arrive in the East Midlands

Calling all entrepreneurs in the East Midlands looking for investment!For many entrepreneurs and small businesses, raising finance can be a slow and painful process.
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NESTA - The Games Consortium

NESTA is piloting an initiative that will help developers to publish their games direct to market. 'The Games Consortium' is looking for developers to come together to form a publisher.
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£8m and over 240 businesses later - The Hive celebrates ten years of entrepreneurship

Following the creation of over 240 new businesses and their subsequent generation of more than £
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Free Transformational ICT planning workshop

Book your free Transformational ICT planning workshop place today.Transformational ICT is part of the Solutions for Business portfolio of business support.
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Free Email Marketing Software, save £250!

Keeping in touch is the key to growing your business and email marketing is an easy, cost effective way to do just that.
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Cashback on any Software

Simply review your existing software and we will reward cashback on your next software (any) purchase !
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Do you need some help with research?

The University of Nottingham has a number of free or low cost ways to support social enterprises with research-related issues.
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UnLtd announces latest group of winners

Twenty of the UK's most exciting up-and-coming social entrepreneurs gathered together to share their plans for changing the world for the better, with the help of £
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Corby Enterprise Centre - Part time Receptionist / administrator

Corby Enterprise Centre requires enthusiastic Receptionist / office administrator to assist in the running of this flagship development within Corby.
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Prime Minister David Cameron Announces £4 Million Capacity Fund For Local Enterprise Partnership Programme

The Prime Minister David Cameron has announced £4 Million in additional funding for the new public private Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).
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Deadline extended for competition to win an Ipad, Iphone and Business Software

Budding entrepreneurs interested in turning their business ideas into a reality have an extra month to enter a competition to find the most enterprising young person in the East Midlands.
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Need Help Innovating?

16 hours of FREE expert support is currently available to established businesses seeking to develop new products or processes, or to generate additional income from their existing Intellectual Property (IP).
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Corby Enterprise Centre welcomes new tenants

Another two companies have moved into the Corby Enterprise Centre, taking the total number of businesses to eight that have been signed by the town’
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Do You Want Your Staff to Be More Effective?

In these times of change it is important that your staff are able to diversify and develop their skills in order to be more effective in their daily tasks.
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Forget Dragons, It’s All About Angels!

Angels Den Launches here in the East Midlands this January. Angels Den exists to help entrepreneurs and SME owners get the investment they need to take their businesses into high growth.
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The Next Big Thing - Win an Ipad, Iphone and Business Software

It’s time to get your entrepreneurial thinking caps on because Unleashing Enterprise are 
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Small and micro companies invited to apply for funding for feasibility studies

The Technology Strategy Board proposes to stimulate innovation across its core technology areas to help ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well-equipped to respond to society’
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Head and Griffiths Logo Competition 2010

Company BackgroundHead & Griffiths specialise in made-to-measure tailoring utilising talented British designers to create collections using only the highest quality cloths and finishing, to give each client the perfect tailored garment.
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Start-up Support

The IoD has joined forces with a number of partners to deliver a package of support to kick-start an entrepreneurial revolution including;
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Women in Enterprise

Our ambition in the East Midlands is to unleash the economic potential of women to achieve sustainable economic development, through increasing the number of women starting and growing enterprises, to match the level of men.
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The Entrepreneurial Pig

The Shell Live Wire Viral Video Competition kicked off this week, with entrants frantically trying to get as many people as possible to view their 2minute videos explaining why it is great to be an entrepreneur.
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Public holiday to mark royal wedding

The day of the Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton will be a public holiday, Prime Minister David Cameron announced.
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Partnerships with Creative Agencies

Ultimateweb Ltd are looking for East Midlands-based creative agencies for partnerships on web development projects such as ecommerce and CMS sites.
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BIG builds on Reaching Communities

The BIG Lottery Fund is investing an additional £75 million specifically for rural and urban community-use buildings through its flagship programme, Reaching Communities.
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UK Social Enterprise Awards

Nationwide competition open until 18 January 2011Ceremony to be held at the Indigo O2 venueOrganisations and individuals can now enter the Social Enterprise Awards, the nationwide competition that celebrates the work and achievements of the UK’
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UnLtd 4iP Awards

Are you up for the UnLtd 4iP challenge?Do you have an innovative idea that will motivate others to improve their health and lifestyle?
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Young social entrepreneurs crowned Future 100 winners

One hundred of the most innovative young social entrepreneurs have been crowned winners of the Striding Out Future 100.
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Council handed the keys to Corby Enterprise Centre

The construction of Corby Enterprise Centre (CEC), the town’s new £8.3m hub for local businesses and entrepreneurs, is complete.
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Maximise your business potential on-line + EMIN Members Get £250 Voucher

Thursday 9th December 2010 9.15 - 16.00Mountfields House Conference Centre Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GEIs your business ready to improve its online marketing?
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Win a FREE team building taster workshop!

Inspirative Arts is an organisation set up to deliver Creative Expressive Workshops for all ages and abilities in a safe and friendly environment.
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Goal Mapping Event

Develop Your Natural Ability To Achieve Your Goals!  Goal Mapping - the simple system for achieving 
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Business Web Sites £250 fixed price Offer

We are presently offering SME business web sites for only £250 fixed price all in, either from scratch or enhance what you have.
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Buy Three Users of this Powerful ERP software for a Pound!

Loughborough-based business software specialist Concentrix Ltd, in association with Microsoft, is offering three user licenses of the powerful business management and ERP software suite Microsoft Dynamics NAV, for just £
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Rolling Star Email and SMS Marketing

Email marketing is the most effective marketing channel there is and should be an integral part of your marketing mix.
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Northampton Business student launches Latvian newspaper for the UK

A student from The University of Northampton’s Business School has launched a newspaper for Latvians living in the UK.
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Celebrating Social Enterprise Day

EMB Ltd is helping to celebrate national Social Enterprise Day on Thursday 18 November 2010 by taking part in the 'It's time to meet your local social enterprise' campaign.
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Shortlist unveiled for the Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards 2010

Organisers of the Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards 2010 have revealed the short-listed East Midlands firms and research teams that are in the running to receive an accolade.
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Banks Mill Open Studios event this Autumn - meet the artists and view, purchase or even commission their work!

Banks Mill Studios on Bridge Street in Derby is once again opening its doors at the end of November and you’
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DMU Graduate Puts His Stamp On Royal Mail

The Royal Mail in Rugby is benefiting from a graduate employment scheme which is giving businesses access to talented graduates and expertise from De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester.
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Shell LiveWIRE Goes Viral!

Calling all filmmakers aged 16-30 – Shell LiveWIRE needs you!On 15th November, they are launching the Shell LiveWIRE Viral Video Competition as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010.
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Countdown To 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Week Begins

2010’s Global Entrepreneurship Week is just a fortnight away and already over 20 events are planned across the East Midlands.
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Special offer for EMIN members

Please visit our fully functional website   www.mitchelldistribution.co.uk  WE ARE OFFERING REDUCED TARIFFS ON ALL PALLET AND PARCEL RATES TO ALL EMIM MEMBERS FOR ALL UK AND INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS.
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FSB response to the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review

FSB response to the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review Following the Chancellor's statement on the Comprehensive Spending Review today (20 October), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) urged the Coalition Government to now put in plac...
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New cash awards announced in UnLtd five-year strategy

The UK foundation for social entrepreneurs, UnLtd, has launched a new strategy which will see it focus on creating more community-based entrepreneurs as part of the Big Society agenda.
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New web content marketing service

To support the launch of our new web content marketing service, we would like to offer a free account to the first 20 EMIN members who get in touch with me (dave@applied-it-savings.
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Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ innovation competition

The global automotive industry continues to grow at a staggering rate and never before has it been more important to encourage industry innovation to drive forward and deliver more sustainable motoring for the 21st century and beyond.
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Tickets go on sale for the Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards 2010

Tickets have now gone on sale for the Food and Drink iNet Innovation Awards 2010 ceremony and gala dinner, co-hosted by journalist John Sergeant and weather presenter Des Coleman.
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Carbon Trust Entrepreneurs Fast Track

ANGLE Technology is a delivery partner for the Carbon Trust Entrepreneurs Fast Track – helping to ‘
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Free business model seminars across Midlands

EMIN members are invited to a series of seminars and workshops being run by Unconsultancy across Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham.
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Creating Focus lunchtime conversations

Two for the price of one! Places are £25, bring a friend for free! Come to a world cafe style constructive and lively discussion on the questions:
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FREE Business Growth Consultations

Alchemy 7 Growth Partners are offering a free 1 hour business growth consultation to EMIN members. The consultations provide a review of current sales and marketing activity, and highlight additional growth opportunities with the emphasis being on low ...
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How to Start a Training Business

Sahara Consultancy has been trading successfully as a training company for over 20 years & we have packaged all that knowledge &
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European funding reaches out to boost local business support…

Business Link, the free business advisory service, has launched an initiative, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), to increase locally available business support by providing additional community-based business advisers across...
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EMIN now has a networking group on LinkedIn!

We are pleased to announce that we have now created a new networking group on LinkedIn for EMIN members and other small businesses in the East Midlands.
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Tickets now on sale for Doug Richard's 'Start Here! Starting & Growing a Successful Business' Event – Special Offer for EMIN Members

Doug Richard, the original dragon on BBC2's Dragons Den and serial entrepreneur will be presenting his master class:
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DRAGON takes to Leicester streets to challenge the city's budding entrepreneurs

Doug Richard, BBC TV DRAGONS’ den panelist and founder of School for Startups, speaks to city’
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Nottinghamshire County Council need your help to improve its public procurement services

A study is being carried out by Nottinghamshire County Council to improve access to its public procurement opportunities for SMEs in the Nottinghamshire area.
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Economic Assessment & Strategy Consultation

Over the past six months, Leicester & Leicestershire has been preparing a joint Economic Assessment (EA) which provides a comprehensive evidence base about 
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AddVenture

Are you a small business (or do you have an idea) looking for expertise or support to help grow your business?
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EMIN off to pastures new

After 6 happy years based at De Montfort University’s Innovation Centre, the EMIN office has recently relocated to pastures new in Derby.
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Affordable marketing and website design for your new business

High quality, effective marketing and website design to start your business is within reach. Choose from 3 packages or talk to us about bespoke services tailored to your needs.
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Website Design from £138

We are currently offering website design at promotional prices. Bespoke designs that can provide your business with the competitive edge it needs to stay ahead in today’
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IT Support

Offering you a professional, reliable and low cost IT support service with no call out charge. We can support all your IT equipment on a contracted or pay as you go service.
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Rolling Star Email & SMS Marketing Solutions

Not sure how to get started with emarketing??  Try our free 30 day trial of our award winning Email and SMS marketing system.
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Don't rely on Jobboards - make the most out of them

We all know the benefits of using recruitment agencies to find staff but the recruitment indutry is changing and you need to keep up with the times.
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Rolling Star Email Marketing Solutions - Just Add Your Content

Not sure what email marketing is all about?? For starters, its the most effective marketing channel available.
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in-STA advertising

Advertise in Sheffield Showroom Cinema for only £100 per month. Your ad made and displayed by us and viewed by thousands on our 50" lcd TV.
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Looking for ways of cutting costs when hiring local staff?

Then look no further! Built for local companies in mind, we have created a brand new job posting facility just for our East Midlands region.
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Free internet directory for UK business networking clubs

http://www.networkingclubs.co.uk is a free website directory for business networking clubs in the UK.
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A great free local resource for job postings

Hello,My name is Richard Johnson and I have recently set up a locally basedjob board for EMPLOYERS ONLY.
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PDS Ltd special offer for Small Businesses

At present PDS Ltd are offering 10% off on their Small Business Starter, Small Business User and Small Business Pro packages.
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PDS Ltd special offer for Small Businesses

At present PDS Ltd are offering 10% off on their Small Business Starter, Small Business User and Small Business Pro packages.
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Business coaching

Call or email now to get details of rates for EMIN members or EMIN referrals, New coaching slots available evenings and Saturday mornings .
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Fast simple and needed

My name is Richard Johnson and I have recently set up a locally basedjob board for EMPLOYERS ONLY.Would you care to have a look?
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Training

For all of our clients who have a contract with us we offer 10% off all of our training courses!
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Supporting East Midlands Companies

Job Advertising - Dedicated to the East Midlands areaLooking to advertise your vacancy?Use our fast, accurate,simple to use on-linesystem.
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Recession-Beating E-commerce Solutions from eStreet

Online shopping is booming despite the recession and we can get your retail business firmly established on the web with our great value eStreet ecommerce system.
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VTAccounts - free add-in

If you use VTAccounts and MS Office 2007 then we have a free Excel Add-in which enables you to produce the PDF for HMRC submission at the click of a button.
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Cadbury Drummers available for events and experiential marketing campaigns...

Cadbury found us and hired us to DRUM in their latest TV advert, for which the budget was donated to Children in Need.
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Half Price Website Health Checks until April

Beebosoft's Website Health Check for Half Price  Was £200 NOW £100If you would like to find out more about this offer please email:
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Business Engagement Manager

The University of Lincoln's Enterprise team seeks increased University engagement with 
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JOB ADVERTISING FOR FREE!!

The regions premier online job board for direct employers only.www.EastMidlandsJobs.co.ukNeed to advertise a vacancy?
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Free Non-Geographic Number for EMIN Members

Many things will change in your business. Your telephone number shouldn’t be one of them.And happily it never needs to.
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new concept to online jobs! (and its free to all regional companies)

Hello and thanking for having a look at my advert.I have just created (with some help) a brand new concept in online job advertising and searching.
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www.MagicTroll.co.uk

A Free Local Classified Ads service. - Coming Soon - 2009
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De Montfort University joins global program to boost software business startups

 De Montfort University (DMU) has announced that its Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT) has been selected to join the Microsoft BizSpark program as a Network Partner - the first in the East Midlands region.
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THE ELEMENTZ PRODUCTIONS

Providing musical productions and sound services for artists and commercial businesses. Specializing in Vocals and Post-production.
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Healthcare Sector Magazine Launched

A new Healthcare & Biotechnology newsletter has been been published by UK Trade & Investment East Midlands with the support of emda and Medilink East Midlands.
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