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SWIG Start Up Success in Bristol

A SPORTS therapy clinic has started up on Church Road in St George thanks to a £6,000 loan. Shawnika Sergeant has set up the Up and Running Sports Therapy Clinic after becoming too busy to treat clients from home. The new business premises will enable her and her new therapist colleag
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New Investment Readiness Service Launches in Cornwall

A new free investment readiness service called Get Set For Growth is available for businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. If you are looking to access finance, to sustain or grow your business, you could receive free support on your business financials, along with marketing a
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Export Cornwall Event

Realise the growth potential of your business through international trade with support from Export Cornwall As part of Export Week in November UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Export Cornwall are holding an event for businesses called Export Evolution. Event date Wednesday 13th Nove
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SWIG Start-Ups Launch 30PLUS

The government-backed Start Up Loan scheme originally started as a way to support 18-30 year old entrepreneurs into starting their own businesses. Combining low interest loans with advice putting together business plans and on-going mentoring support to help in the early days of the b
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SWIG Support High Flyers

Of the businesses and people up for Western Morning News Business Awards, SWIG are proud to have supported three of them. Jess Ratty of Cornwall Camper Company, based in St Austell, receieved a SWIG Start Up Loan for her business and has been shortlisted for both Young Business Person
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SWIG in the Press

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  DRAGONS’ Den star and entrepreneur James Caan has urged budding youngsters to take advantage of a scheme to help more people get into business. The Start-Up Loans scheme was launched to help anyone aged between 18 and 30 initiate a business enterprise and has so far resul
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The Business Plan: Why do it?

Why write a business plan?  It’s all in your head isn’t it and you are going to be running the business, aren’t you? So why do it? Writing a business plan gives you, the entrepreneur, a chance to really think about all aspects of your business, such as legal structure, finance, and ma
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SWIG Run for Charity

  On Saturday 5th October, Team SWIG took part in the Fun Run organised by Francis Clark to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care. With the run taking place across Marazion beach, competitors could complete the 10k total as individuals or as a team. Volunteers from Team SWIG incl
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SWIG Start-Ups Guest Blog: Why SWIG Start Ups?

Successful SWIG Start-Ups applicant and owner of the Cornwall Camper Company, Jess Ratty, looks back at her business start up journey and asks the question: Why SWIG Start-Ups? Hi, my name is Jess Ratty and I own The Cornwall Camper Company. I want to talk to you about our journey tow
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Raising Money from the Public Breakfast Briefings

As part of the follow up events to Finance in Cornwall Francis Clark are holding a series of Breakfast Briefings. 1) A breakfast event aimed at owner/managers of businesses looking for equity investment which will cover Overview of the alternative sources/options for SME Legal issues
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