There is new support available for small businesses, including creative organisations, via D2N2 from the D2 Business Advisory Growth Service.
Derbyshire County Council contributed £36,000 towards the project to help small Derbyshire-based businesses to reach their full potential and a further £36,000 has also been contributed from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The free business health check will:
- look at where your business is now and where you want it to be
- identify the areas where your business could benefit from additional help and support
- identify what you need to do to achieve your goals
- help you apply for grants that are available to businesses across Derbyshire.
The Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration Councillor Tony King said:
“We’re pleased to help fund projects that give small Derbyshire businesses the step-up they need to grow and develop.
“Small businesses play a vital role in boosting Derbyshire’s economy through supplying to other local, national and international companies, bringing in business to the county and employing local people.
“If you’re a small business looking to expand or have just started trading and want to progress to the next stage, don’t miss out on your business health check − it could be a great benefit to you and your company and it’s free.”
The D2 Business Advisory Growth Service is run on behalf of D2N2 − the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
D2N2, established in 2010, is one of the largest LEPs ( Local Enterprise Partnership) in England, covering an area with a population of more than two million people and with an economic output of over £41.2billion (ONS report, February 2015).
For more information visit D2N2 Growth Hub (opens in a new window) or tel: 0330 006 9178.