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Business Health Check

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub
Venue: Broxtowe Borough Council, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB
Date: Wednesday 20th February, 2019
Time: 10am - 5pm
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.

There will also be sessions from Wren Accountancy, Pin Sharp Marketing and Rothera Sharps Solicitors.

1-2-1 Wren Accountancy advice sessions 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 advice sessions will provide:

  • 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.

 

Rothera Sharp Solicitors Advice Sessions will provide:

  • Advice on starting your business and how to register your business legally, which business structure may be right for you and whether you need a business agreement in place
  • Legal advice on a range of commercial issues such as commercial leases, business disputes with customers or suppliers, recovering debts and more
  • Free legal factsheets and guides will be available to take away on the day

 

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:

Rebecca Ogden, Senior Economic Development Officer, Broxtowe Borough Council

Rebecca.Ogden@broxtowe.gov.uk

Tel: 0115 917 7777

 

ERDF

 

This event is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund, therefore we are required to evidence that you are a small to medium enterprise. There will be a couple of forms that will need to be completed on the day. One form is to ensure you are a small to medium enterprise, the second is to capture any business support you have received over the last 3 years to ensure you haven’t exceeded €200,000. If you have previously completed these forms at a D2N2 Growth Hub event you will not have to complete another set.

 


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