Reengage your business, employees, and clients; providing support to restructure your business and help improve business efficiencies, processes, and technology.
Business support available to you
Catax are experts in specialist areas of tax relief, including Capital Allowances, Research & Development (R&D), Remediation of Contaminated Land and the Patent Box. With over 12 years experience, they have identified over a quarter of a billion pounds in tax benefit for their clients to date. Average client benefit is £52k for Capital Allowances and £62k for R&D and the Patent Box!
The Female Ventures Fund is an (S)EIS evergreen Fund.
What are we here to achieve
To focus on capital growth in the long term and to ensure that portfolio companies deliver growth in revenue, profit and value.
To reduce the risks through a diversified portfolio of carefully selected early-stage businesses and provision of development capital after the early stages.
How we impact others
Investees — to assist growth in medium to long term by providing expert advice alongside new equity.
Investors — to maximise returns by achieving significant capital gains across the portfolio.
Third parties — to make a positive, measurable social and environmental impact.
Hothouse supports makers at the start of their career
Hothouse is the Crafts Council’s national programme of creative and business support for makers at the start of their career.
It is a part-time programme run over the course of six months that gives makers the tools they need to build a successful and sustainable craft business. Monthly full-day training sessions and a residential course will give you the skills to:
• Create a business plan
• Set business goals
• Know how to do your accounts and price your work.
• Write and talk about your work confidently.
• Market your practice well.
Digital Boost is a partnership between BCG Digital Ventures and Founders4Schools, offering a platform for organisations in need to connect with volunteer digital experts.
BCG Digital Ventures is a global company specialised in building new businesses or digital products for corporate clients. We are part of the management consultancy The Boston Consulting Group, and have a talented team of entrepreneurs, designers, digital marketers and software developers.
Founders4Schools is an award-winning educational technology charity, whose mission is to inspire students and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work. They do this by connecting educators with leaders of successful growing businesses in their community.
Business Support Hub – Travel and Tourism
Topics currently covered on the Hub are:
- Start your business
The key target markets in your destination, guidance on the practicalities of setting up a new business and where to get help from mentors.
- Find funding
Funding options for your business and guidance on managing finances more effectively to maximise your profit margins.
- Know your legal obligations
On what grounds you can refuse a booking, what licences you need to provide TVs and how to comply with health & safety regulations. You can also buy a printed copy of the popular Pink Book: legislation for tourist accommodation.
- Understand health and safety
Your legal responsibilities, how to run a safe business and create a Fire Risk Assessment using a free online tool.
- Make your business accessible
Guidance, tools and resources to help you provide access for all – and gain a share of a £12 billion market. You can also create an Accessibility Guide for your businesses using a free online tool.
- Make your business sustainable
How to save money, reduce your impact and win more customers with practical sustainability tips and case studies.
- Employ and manage staff
Step-by-step guides to finding and employing staff, guidance on managing employees and information on apprenticeships.
- Find training
Training courses for you and your staff on customer service, digital skills and inclusion.
- Get quality assessed
How to get an official star rating or accreditation for your business from the national tourist board.
- Enter the Awards for Excellence
How to apply for one of the highest accolades in English tourism – the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.
- Market your business
VisitEngland/VisitBritain marketing opportunities, our Digital Marketing Toolkit and best practice communication guides.
- Attract international visitors
Guidance to help your business get ‘international ready’, including extensive research on overseas markets and our Inbound Tourism Toolkit.
- Find local support
An online tool that tells you who your local Destination Organisation (local tourist board) an Growth Hubs are.
An independent, whole of market, broker, offering expert advice on funding for all businesses.
With a whole of market lender panel they can arrange business funding from High Street Banks, Challenger Banks as well as niche providers and specialist products not normally available through the high street. This allows us to provide finance for all types of business from start-up, acquisition (MBO/MBI), property companies including development finance and existing SME’s. Our lenders will only lend to UK based trading companies.
Seeking expert financial advice provided by professionals to help your business grow? Call Graham Threlfall 07841 428284. I have over 150 solutions at my fingertips to help fund your business plans. email@example.com for all your business requirements.
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. We are a not-for-profit organisation, led by a team of our members, which exists to serve the small business community across the UK.
Starting at just £147 in the first year plus a £30 joining fee for businesses with no employees we pride ourselves in supporting smaller businesses like yours.
Open to FSB members and non members:
FSB Membership Benefits include:
Creative Growth South is funded by the Partnership for South Hampshire and provides free personalised support to Creative Businesses and Freelancers. This could include a one-off diagnostic session. Or a sustained period of up to six personalised business support sessions, to enable your business to bounce back after the Lockdown. For more information visit their website.
The Association of Business Mentors (ABM) is the professional association working to improve and professionalise business mentoring across the UK.
ABM mentors are highly experienced business people who have either started or run their own business, or played a significant operational role in such a business. As well as working in SMEs, some of our members also have experience in running a significant business unit in a large corporate.
ABM mentors provide all types of support to businesses, from strategy and planning, sales and marketing, HR, finance and growth to operations, IT/technology and much more.