Local small businesses, budding entrepreneurs and start-up firms looking for office space and ways to kick-start or grow their business are being encouraged to go along to a free event this week.
Local specialists Let’s Do Business and experts from Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will be running talks and workshops at Medwyn House, Mountfield Road, Lewes between 12 – 2pm on Friday, 26 September. The Disabled Entrepreneurs’ Network will also be holding a focused talk for disabled entrepreneurs.
The free advice sessions will give top tips for starting and building up a business, including details on the support available, ways to access finance and how to get free or low cost office space and meeting rooms via the Government scheme ‘Space for Growth’
Head of business services, Ian Smallwood of Hastings-based Let’s do Business said: “This event offers both start up and established businesses a great opportunity to find out about what advice, support and finance is available in the Lewes area.”
David Hughes of the Jobcentre Plus’ business support team for Sussex said: “We welcome the Government ‘Space for Growth’ event here at Lewes and hope that it will encourage more people to consider self-employment as a route into work.”
Councillor Simmons, cabinet member for economic development at East Sussex Council said: “I am delighted that the Department for Business Innovation and Skills is coming to East Sussex to support our local businesses and economic development in the county. This will bring together many partners to support our business community and I am sure many organisations will be interested in attending”.
Norman Baker, MP for Lewes Constituency said: “I am pleased to welcome the Department of Business Innovation and Skill and the “Space for Growth” event in Lewes. This is a great opportunity for people thinking of starting up businesses or for established businesses seeking to develop, to discover advice, support and finance opportunities in and around Lewes.”
There will be range of advice stalls run by experts from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Brighton University, Locate East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Council, Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Platform and Mentors Me.
There’s still a few places left. To reserve your free place sign up via http://tinyurl.com/kgrcsjg or call 0207 215 5167 for more information.