A new Broxtowe business advice service was announced last night (Thursday 12th November) at a special small business event at the Town Hall in Beeston. Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Richard Jackson officially announced the new Mi Ventures service, which will be launched next week, at the event, which was also attended by Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise and Broxtowe MP, the Rt Hon Anna Soubry.
Anyone looking to start up a new business in Broxtowe Borough can benefit from free business advice thanks to the new online service at http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/businessadvice, which offers support from experienced business advisors on a range of topics from writing a business plan, to marketing and financial bookkeeping.
The service has been set up in partnership with Mi Ventures, an online business advice service that works with local authorities, libraries and business centres across the UK to support start-ups via live chat online.
“Broxtowe is a great place to invest and the Council wants to encourage new businesses to start up in the local area. The new online advice service will provide them with an opportunity to be part of a community and access a wealth of valuable business information including useful articles and templates and keep up-to-date with the latest small business news and events,” said Councillor Jackson.
Residents and prospective businesses in Broxtowe area can chat online instantly with professional business advisors in real-time without the need to travel anywhere. They can access the service via the Broxtowe Borough Council website. They can verify that they are a resident within the district by entering their postcode.
The It’s Smart To Be Social Event was organised by Broxtowe Borough Council in conjunction with The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Region to give local business owners an opportunity to find out more about Small Business Saturday and how it can benefit their business.
Speakers included Melanie Ulyatt, FSB Regional Chairman; The Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise; Carolyn Spencer, FSB Regional Vice Chairman; Kate Tyler, Shake Social and Beth Marriott-Howell, The Kiosk.
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 5th December. To find out what’s happening in Broxtowe, visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/towncentres
Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Press Release.