Business Advice & Training
Does your business want to get Online and start using Social Media?
Optimising Your Website 6-8pm May 16th
This FREE workshop will be held at Scalford Hall, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4UB and will include light refreshments.
For further details or to book a place on one of the workshop please contact Shelagh Core, Town Centre Manager, Melton Borough Council on 07919 330849 or e-mail email@example.com
Free business advice and support service, available online.
Contact details as below:
Leicestershire Rural Partnership’s Village Shop Support Service.
Funded by Leicestershire County Council, the Village Shop Support Service offers Retailing businesses support delivered in four ways:
- Online Support 24/7 – free access to a range of retail training, support and assessment tools.
- 121 Email and Telephone support – specific questions answered by specialist retail consultants.
- Face to Face support – advice on how to improve your business, develop new services and increase turnover.
- Grant support – up to £3,000 to enhance existing services and introduce new ones.
The service is funded by Leicestershire County Council and provided free of charge to retailers across Leicestershire by Kerching Retail – making your till ring!
Recipients of the 121 and Face to Face support will be prioritised for communities with a population of less than 7,000.
How do you access the service?
For further details of the grant scheme, www.oakleaves.org.uk/village-shop-support
The Leicestershire Online Retail Resource offers an online retail resource, with a range of retail specific tips, guides and tools aimed at boosting business turnover.
- 2,000 best practice images to stimulate your creativity
- 30 professional retail training videos – covering cutting edge techniques to maximise your retail business
- Self assessment of your business and positive actions you can take
- Free e-Book on retail best practice as well as sales training guides
To register for these resources www.kerchingretail.com/vss
Business for Breakfast
Business for Breakfast reopened in Melton on November 22nd under the new management of Jason Yearwood & Tracey Fitzjohn. Meet other local businesses, build your network of contacts and take part in seminars being delivered by other local companies
For further details, please contact Jason Yearwood on Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07944 664554
NBV Enterprise Solutions
NBV offers business support and advice for new start up and existing businesses. Packages include Business Hub, Pre-Start Clinic and Free Business Seminars
Contact details as below:
www.nbv.co.uk; Tel: 0844 887 2568
eBusiness Programme Action Planning Workshops
Further free events and workshops are offered through the eBusiness programme.
For further details, visit www.ebusinessclub.biz/ or tel: 0845 603 8370
Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation os Small Businesses offers business support and advice, networking and membership opportunities for small businesses.
For general enquiries and local assistance please contact Development Manager, Maxine Aldred
Tel: 0116 2597 707 Email: email@example.com
Supporting small arts, design and media businesses in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire Business Voice
Represents local business leaders who wish to participate in the development of the City and Countu, its economic, education and training agendas.
Food and Drink iNet
Supports businesses in the food and drink sector of the East Midlands
Melton Mowbray Chamber of Trade
With more than 40 years history of working with the business community in Melton Mowbray, Melton Chamber of Trade allows businesses to have their say in matters that affecting both their business and community.
Membership of Melton Chamber of Trade offers automatic access to the National Association of Chambers of Commerce, not least of which is the acclaimed Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.
Membership benefits also include:– parking issues, highways issues, rates issues, provision of public toilets, town markets and attractions …events that can impact positively or negatively on your business
Membership starts at only £50 per year
For further details contact:
The Melton Mowbray Chamber of Trade
Harwood House, Park Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics. LE13 1TX
Telephone: (01664) 564581 or 568855 Fax: (01664) 410584