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We support small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors like you. Our team are on hand all day, six days a week, to help you take the right steps to start up, protect and grow your business.
Develop your ideas with our market research and company databases, learn new skills at a workshop or mini-masterclass, have a confidential one-to-one and put your questions to some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs at our inspiring talks.
If you’re an ambitious business owner, with plans to scale-up, we also offer £10,000 worth of free support through our Innovating for Growth programme. What’s more we have eight National Network Centres around the UK - so visit us today and increase your chances of business success.
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After four centuries Shakespeare continues to be recognised as the greatest writer in the English language. And in fact Shakespeare himself was quite a savvy businessman, amassing enough money to acquire the one of the largest houses in his home of Stratford-Upon-Avon. But how much is his literary legacy worth today?
We caught up with Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming, a pioneering, global eCommerce technology company that has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2010.
Poet, playwright, producer; what we know of Shakespeare’s life proves one thing – it’s possible to be creative and commercial.