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Gloucestershire Libraries launches growth hubs

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The first of 31 Tier 3 Growth Hubs was launched this week by Gloucestershire in partnership with GFirst LEP. Located in Coleford and Cinderford libraries initially, the Growth Hubs will provide local business with the information, support, and knowledge they need to grow. Growth Hubs aim to grow the Gloucestershire economy by providing support for […]


4th Annual Forest Enterprise Fair

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The 4th Forest Enterprise Fair was held on the 16th November at Lydney Town Hall. The event was very well attended and gave local entrepreneurs the chance to showcase their products and services. 24 local businesses took part in the exhibition with a diverse range of the businesses being represented including Forest Traders, TWOGs, Borderlands […]


Book Keeping

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Why do Book Keeping? Your responsibility to provide good records and a paper trail so that your accounts could be externally audited. Your TAX responsibilities, Income tax, VAT, PAYE and National Insurance, you will need to collect these on behalf of the government. Monitoring your business performance, increasing profit Vs decreasing expenses. Two types of […]


Introducing Borderlands Outdoor: Training and Adventure

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At Borderlands Outdoor we’re fortunate enough to work with a staggeringly diverse range of people through the eclectic mix of courses and services we provide. I believe that the services we provide add value to any business, no matter how large or small. First Aid Training All businesses have a duty to undertake a ‘first […]


Legal Practicalities of a New Business

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At our entrepreneurs “Meet & Learn” evening on February 25th we had a great talk by Colin Davies from Okells Francis Law solicitors on the legal practicalities of a new business. Colin started by reviewing the pros and cons of the most common legal structures for new businesses: Sole trader – most common choice, offers […]


Plan for Success

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A dozen entrepreneurs gathered at The Belfry Inn, Littledean on the evening of Thursday 28th January to look at our plan for success for the New Year of 2016. The advice we gave ourselves included: Fears of what might go wrong can escalate, with a negative result Be positive – learn from experience, and fix […]


Forest Enterprise Fair Featuring Aimed Business

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Just the weekend to go before the Forest Enterprise Fair at Speech House on 16th. So our last Featuring is on Aimed Business. Aimed Business will be there with a stall on Monday and is a Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs project sponsor. Who are you? Name: Andrew Callard Name of your business: Aimed Business Website […]


Forest Enterprise Fair Featuring Speech House Hotel

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Only two Forest Enterprise Fair Features left before the day itself. So today a chance to understand a bit about the business which is the venue- the Speech House Hotel. Who are you? Name: Peter Hands Name of your business: The Speech House Hotel Website address: www.thespeechhouse.co.uk Business Motivation 1. What did you do before […]


Forest Enterprise Fair Featuring Two for the Price of One

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Here we are already in November and the countdown to the Forest Enterprise Fair is beginning in earnest for those exhibiting and organising. Today we are featuring two of our stall holders, Way2go Adventures and Unltd. One of these is a Forest business; the other a national organisation that helps social enterprises with advice and […]


Forest Enterprise Fair Featuring Trusted Tradesmen

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    With just over a fortnight to go until the Forest Enterprise Fair on 16th November, we feature another of our event sponsors Trusted Tradesmen. They generously also give us 4 business tips on our last question! A sub-conscious under-promise and over-deliver tip perhaps? Are you coming to the Fair? Now is a good […]