Free support for micro and small businesses

12/10/2021

The programme includes practical business planning, adapting to the needs of local markets, and leading a business at a time of change

In the current challenging economic climate businesses can now claim free expert advice to help them become more resilient, thanks to an offer which has been put together by Cherwell District Council’s economic growth team.

The advice is targeted at micro and small businesses – primarily those with customer facing roles. Each client will receive one-on-one support, with a business resilience plan tailored to them as the key output.

Councillor Lynn Pratt, Lead Member for Economy, Regeneration and Property, said: “Our towns and villages are greatly enriched by the variety and flair that small and growing businesses bring. We want to support and encourage that as much as possible.

“It is no secret that the UK economy is experiencing challenges. But there are also real opportunities to be had in a growing area like north Oxfordshire. That is especially true for businesses which plan ahead and have practical solutions at hand to help them navigate change. That is exactly what this business resilience support delivers, so I encourage all local entrepreneurs to find out more and make the most of this unique opportunity.”

The programme will be delivered by specialists Edale Ltd.   It’s being paid for through the government’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund.

Included in the programme are areas such as practical business planning, adapting to the needs of local markets, and leading a business at a time of change.   Support of up to 10 hours will be delivered at times to suit businesses.

This scheme is open to micro, small and medium-sized businesses registered in and serving customers based in Cherwell that are principally engaged in providing an in-person service.

More information and registration is available here.


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