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Business Health Check - Broxtowe

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub
Venue: Broxtowe Borough Council, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB
Date: Wednesday 24th October, 2018
Time: Various Slots available
Cost: Free

These free, one to one sessions offer guidance and support to help you grow your business. They are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and are hosted by D2N2 Growth Hub in partnership with Broxtowe Borough Council.

If you need valuable advice and insight to help your business flourish then this business clinic is for you. You will be given the opportunity to pose questions, get practical tips and obtain incisive information.

In this one-to-one 90 minute session, a D2N2 Growth Hub Business Adviser will be available to give you the right advice for your business needs. So whether you need access to finance to expand, guidance on the latest legislation or practical business support, you will be provided with up-to-date, valuable and relevant information.

Depending on your business needs, a follow-up business review can also be arranged which is free of charge service to small and medium-sized enterprises across the D2N2 region.

Once you have connected with the D2N2 Growth Hub you will also have access to workshops and events, regular updates on the latest funding news and they will keep you informed of any regional or national programmes that will help with your growth plans.

WREN Accountancy

There will also be advice sessions on offer from Wren Accountancy which will include:

Tax and accountancy support to pre-start, start-up and existing businesses including business trading in the most appropriate structure (sole trader, partnership, limited company, Community Interest Company, etc), what is the best accounting or book-keeping package for businesses and tips on ways to keep business tax liability to a minimum.

Free guides on Starting Up in Business, Tax Saving Tips and 57 Ways to Grow Your Business were also available to those interested.


Pin Sharp Marketing

There will be advice sessions of offer from Pin Sharp Marketing which will include:

  • Advice on the appropriate channels for your marketing activity, and where to put the majority of your budget/time, online, social media, advertising, promotions, loyalty schemes, etc
  • How to improve your website/online presence, and why you should
  • A critique of any marketing materials you bring along
  • The importance of segmenting your target market
  • Advice on email marketing and personal branding

For start-ups

  • Get the fundamentals right - from the start
  • What marketing you can do for yourself, and what is best to outsource


Who Should Attend?

These sessions are most suited to those businesses who have been trading for over a year, are looking to grow and expand and operate within the B2B sector (businesses selling/servicing to other businesses) and are based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham or Nottinghamshire.

For more information please contact:

Luke Cairney, Town Centre Officer, Broxtowe Borough Council

Tel: 0115 917 3446

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