Young Derbyshire Dales businesses that have been trading for less than 24 months can take advantage of free professional advice to take the next step forward.
Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd, which delivers business support through the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Launchpad project in partnership with your District Council, is offering a free three-hour session at a time and place to suit local businesses.
Business mentor Julie White (pictured above with Nick Platt) from Growing Rural Enterprise said:
"We can give support to fit the particular needs of the business in question - from preparing a marketing plan, cash flow forecast and using social media to diversification, staffing, increasing sales and profitability.
"The free advice session can take place at their place of work or somewhere convenient at a time to suit, including evenings and weekends."
Louise James, from Matlock-based Sew Simple, said:
"I've found support from Growing Rural Enterprise very useful and it has given me the drive and impetus to take my business on to the next level."
With ‘match’ funding provided by the District Council, the project receives funding from the European Regional Development Fund, part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Additional funding also comes from the SCR Combined Authority.
Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, Councillor Lewis Rose OBE said:
"Businesses that are just beginning to find their feet often need help to take the next important step forward, and the guidance delivered by Growing Rural Enterprise is tremendously useful for anyone thinking of expanding or taking on employees."
- Growing Rural Enterprise are also running start up workshops for new businesses – on 20 June at The Venue, Matlock, and on 27 June at their offices in Sudbury. Both run from at 5.30 to 8.30pm.
- For more information about the SCR Launchpad service in the Derbyshire Dales contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.scrgrowthhub.co.uk
- The SCR Launchpad is being delivered through a collaboration of the City Region’s local authorities and business support organisations, led by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s business support arm, Enterprising Barnsley
European Structural and Investment Funds
The project is receiving up to £26,700 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund, part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for ERDF funding through the Growth Programme, funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding