The BANES free advice programme is perfect if you need:
Help to start, develop and run a business
Business growth & strategy support
Business skills training: social media, e-commerce, finance, grant application and more.
Marketing & sales support
Access to networking events helping to connect with other local businesses
What’s on offer
BANES-based small businesses & charities, sole traders and residents are able to access:
Online and in-person group workshops on a range of business topics.
Bigger businesses with aspirations for growth can access more intensive one-to-one coaching and advice.
Residents wishing to start a business can accesse a one 1-2-1 advice session with an experienced small business adviser. This session can provide feedback on new business ideas, business plans and sales strategies.
WHY CHOOSE OUR 100% FREE TRAINING AND ADVICE
WHO CAN USE THIS SERVICE
Any established SME business, sole trader or small charity wanting assistance with marketing, strategic planning, investment readiness, or help to deal with operational issues or key challenges such as accounting and finance.
Any BANES-based resident who has had a bright idea for a business but wants to get some objective feedback on business planning, or who needs to get to grips with the legal and financial basics of setting up a business.