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Is Your Website Accessible?

Is Your Website Accessible?

Many of the UK’s biggest brands understand that accessible websites and apps are good for business, but too many people treat it as a bolt-on as well as facing legal threats they could be missing out on a market that is estimated at £250bn. Digital Leaders are working with AbilityNet, their Accessibility Partner, to provide….

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How to Attract Top Talent in the Competitive Berkshire Job Market

How to Attract Top Talent in the Competitive Berkshire Job Market

Competition is fierce for top talent in the Thames Valley Berkshire job market. And to grow your business, you’ll need to recruit, train and retain the best staff. Access to Talent is a new report from the London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme. Through interviews with the mentors and members of the Business Growth Programme,….

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Can you Offer an Opportunity to a Talented Student?

Can you Offer an Opportunity to a Talented Student?

Reading University is offering Berkshire SMEs the opportunity to recruit a student from their world-leading university (ranked 29th in the UK) to fill short term or long term gaps within your business.   Their 12-month professional placements cover a range of areas including Science and Technology, Agricultural and Ecological Development, Finance, Business and Management, Consumer Behaviour and Marketing,….

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An Innovative Business Finance Finder for Berkshire Businesses

An Innovative Business Finance Finder for Berkshire Businesses

The Finpoint Business Finance Finder is an online platform that allows businesses in Berkshire to get in front of hundreds of banks, alternative finance lenders and equity investors with just one simple online application. Funders can view and express an interest in your anonymous application, and you then decide who you would like to discuss the….

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Exhibit at the International Business Festival with Innovate UK

Exhibit at the International Business Festival with Innovate UK

Innovate UK is offering Berkshire businesses the chance to exhibit with them at the International Business Festival in Liverpool, June 12th to 28th.  The 300sqm UK Innovation Hub stand will showcase the very best of British innovation. On offer is space for 6-19 exhibits per day, with preference given to companies that have had some form….

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Start Exporting and Go Global with your Business

Start Exporting and Go Global with your Business

Fewer than 30% of smaller companies in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are exporting. Obstacles include HR constraints, lack of information about international markets, cumbersome administrative processes, limited access to investment capital and difficulties in finding business partners abroad. To start trading internationally, you need ask yourself the following questions: Is my company….

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MetLife Launches Open-Innovation Programme for Insurtech Startups

MetLife Launches Open-Innovation Programme for Insurtech Startups

Insurance giant MetLife has launched a global open-innovation platform for entrepreneurs and insurtech companies. The US-headquartered company’s new programme, collab 3.0 EMEA, will aim to help participating businesses unlock growth while solving MetLife’s own innovation challenges in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm is inviting insurtech startups to compete for a $100k (c.£72k)….

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Starting a Limited Company?

Starting a Limited Company?

Find out what HMRC, Companies House and the Intellectual Property Office need you to do when starting a limited company. By joining this interactive webinar you will have the unique opportunity of asking questions of each of the three organisations. Your responsibilities when incorporating your company will be explained, including important deadlines and where you can….

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Support for AI Startups from the Machine Intelligence Garage

Support for AI Startups from the Machine Intelligence Garage

Machine Intelligence Garage is a programme that helps businesses access the computation power and expertise they need to develop and build machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions. Run by Digital Catapult, the programme is designed to help startups with a well defined business idea and technical capability for whom access to computation power is a….

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Quarterly Advice Articles During Countdown to Brexit

Quarterly Advice Articles During Countdown to Brexit

What effect will Brexit have your small business? Are you ready for changes coming in 2019? KPMG’s Brexit Navigator has been developed to help you prepare for these challenges. Every quarter through to March 2019, their Brexit experts will address what you need to do in a series of practical guides.  Recent articles include ‘8 ways….

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