Start Up - Business Support Programme

Our Business Start Up support programme provides support, advice and guidance to give you the opportunity to explore your business potential and learn how to set up a new business, alternatively, we can provide support to help you grow your existing business via the D2N2Growth Hub, the support on offer includes a series of FREE workshops and one-to-one adviser support. The support is delivered by experienced professionals working on a one to one basis at local venues. 
Whatever stage your business idea is at, the programme can offer you all the support you need.
You can register your interest in this programme, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01159 468839

What support is available and how to get started?

We need you to enrol and register in the first instance. We will discuss with you a package of support tailored to meet your individual needs and will arrange the most suitable workshops for you to attend in line with your skills and experience.  

Click here to book onto the workshops - further dates to follow soon! 

Understanding Your Market and How to Reach It 
Further dates to follow soon - Long Eaton 
Richard Smallwood - Smallwood Constultants

Undertaking meaningful Market Research for your new business.
Undertaking meaningful Competitor Analysis for your business.
Understanding the marketing messages that will best promote your products.
Identifying the most cost effective ways to get your messages across to potential customers.

Basic Bookkeeping 
Further dates to follow soon - Long Eaton 
Sarah Pykett - Finances First Lady
Keeping Financial Records
Tax returns
Allowable Expenses
Non-allowable Expenses
Capital Expenditure
Basic bookkeeping exercise
Getting started with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
Further dates to follow soon - Long Eaton 
Jon Prest - Seed Creativity
This Social media marketing workshop discusses social media strategy and how to get noticed by current and potential customers. Platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are powerful tools but the most important thing about social media marketing isn’t always the technology. It’s the people and how they use that technology to create, publish, share and interact.
The main benefits of social media marketing include:
Communicate directly with the target market in an informal setting
Build relationships of trust and credibility with the target audience
Conduct detailed market research
Reach customers worldwide
Relatively inexpensive
Obtain direct feedback from targeted customers and markets
Workshop Structure:
Benefits of social media
Goal setting
Your audience
What social channels to use  
Setting up a Facebook page, twitter and Instagram account
Producing effective content 

Enterprise Adviser

Each participant will receive one-to-one support with an experienced Enterprise Adviser. This will enable you to create and develop realistic and innovative business ideas and motivate you to focus on achieving your business goals.

To register your interest to be part of this programme via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0115 9468839

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