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Our team is here to make sure you get the best advice when you need it, so you can grow your business efficiently and positively.

Our Business Advisors are ready and waiting to help ambitious SMEs and start-ups access support specifically tailored to your unique circumstances. We offer a mix of free one to one training sessions and workshops with leading coaches and mentors, covering a wide range of subjects.

Our workshops have helped both new and established businesses overcome common stumbling blocks and access the tools they need to grow. Popular workshops include:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Finance for non-finance managers
  • HR for non-HR managers

Whether you need in depth training or simply a fresh pair of eyes on your plans, we can help.

Peer Power – Give your Business a Boost

Peer Power Networks bring together a group of up to 10 like-minded Essex business leaders who want to grow their business. In your group you will confidentially share with non-competing businesses your own challenges, knowledge, experience, and successes in order to learn from each other to solve common issues. The group will have the support of an experienced facilitator to organise each session.
Peer Power Networks are structured over 5 x 2 hour virtual group sessions, plus 2 hours of individual 1-1 sessions. The sessions will normally be held every other week, and the Facilitator will organise each session to make sure it covers the topics which as a group you have decided you want to delve into in depth, with the input from appropriate experts as needed.

These 5 sessions could cover any of the key business issues you and your group require, including business strategy, achieving more sales, marketing planning, recruitment and retention, leadership skills, e-commerce, financial planning, etc., etc.

While on the programme you will get access to training workshops and also a 2 hour 1-1 mentoring session. All the support is all FREE as it is provided under the South East Business Boost (SEBB) programme with the objective of helping Essex based businesses to grow, be more innovative and more sustainable for the longer term.

Being EU funded there are a few eligibility requirements.

Click here to find out if your business is eligible and to apply to join the programme

Free 12 hour business support for Essex

The Essex South East Business Boost programme is open to applications from businesses located in the Essex, Southend and Thurrock local authority areas for 12 hours of FREE business support.

The 12 hours of support comprises online training workshops covering a wide range of key business topics from which businesses can choose from including Business Strategy, Digital Marketing, How to increase Sales, Project Management, Marketing, Managing and developing staff, and with the newest addition to our programme – Video and Graphic Content Creation which is an exciting new workshop giving business the skills, confidence and knowledge to create their own video and graphic content.  See the full list here.

Here are what some of the businesses have said about the workshops: (use same testimonials)

Simon Churly, T/A Stationery Solutions – A very enjoyable and worthwhile workshop that was well presented in a very relaxed way.

Emma Wynne-Morgan, Oracle Publications UK Ltd – Very constructive workshop and I can thoroughly recommend this course if you are having problems following your accounts year end reports or need support on how to create a Cash flow Forecast.

For more information and to check to see if you are eligible click here 

East Sussex  BREAKTHROUGH programme

Click here for information on East Sussex  BREAKTHROUGH programme.

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Find your local advisor and discover how your business can get ahead of the competition.