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17-08-2015, 17:50   #1
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This thread is to allow the advertising of free business resources or support that is being offered without commitment.

Feel free to add details of any free resources or support that you or your company offers.

Try not to duplicate information and please edit your posts rather than post updates
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18-08-2015, 09:45   #2
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I work for Business Sheffield which offers comprehensive support for businesses in Sheffield from pre-start, to long established multi-million turnover companies. Everything we do is FREE FREE FREE
We have general business advisors, some who specialise in pre-start, others work with growth businesses, and in addition we have a team of business consultants with experience in specific sectors. My speciality is helping growing businesses with their marketing and sales. We run networking events, fringe events at MADE and regular workshops inc:

Creating a brand
Using social media in business
Maximising your website
How to sell face to face
Using the phone to gain new customers
Market research/routes to market, legal structures & viability for pre-start businesses
Financial planning & t&c's for pre-start
Registering with HMRC, basic book keeping etc
Retail insights
Employing people for the 1st time
Producing food from home or commercial premises
Marketing Fundamentals

and more.

To find out more about any of the above call 0114 224 5000 or 0800 0435522 and our friendly advisers will make sure you get the most relevant support and help

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21-08-2015, 10:34   #3
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This might be of interest to readers. Innovate UK have finally got rid of the ridiculous themes to be eligible for an Innovation Voucher. Now, as long as you are a business with an idea, you can apply for an IV for 5K. The caveats are:

1. You can only work with a supplier you have not used before (which is bonkers but they are worried about fraud)
2. This excludes VAT, so if you are not VAT registered, you have to pick up the 1000 VAT (5K plus 20% VAT)
3. you have to pay the supplier in full before claiming back the value of your Innovation Voucher

You can find out more at https://vouchers.innovateuk.org/ It is a lottery, but if you fail with your first application, just keep reapplying!

A bit of advice? Avoid Universities as you will get very little for 5K from them (and they will take an age before they doing anything useful to boot!)
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29-02-2016, 15:44   #4
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This might be of interest to readers. Innovate UK have finally got rid of the ridiculous themes to be eligible for an Innovation Voucher. Now, as long as you are a business with an idea, you can apply for an IV for 5K. The caveats are:

1. You can only work with a supplier you have not used before (which is bonkers but they are worried about fraud)
2. This excludes VAT, so if you are not VAT registered, you have to pick up the 1000 VAT (5K plus 20% VAT)
3. you have to pay the supplier in full before claiming back the value of your Innovation Voucher

You can find out more at https://vouchers.innovateuk.org/ It is a lottery, but if you fail with your first application, just keep reapplying!

A bit of advice? Avoid Universities as you will get very little for 5K from them (and they will take an age before they doing anything useful to boot!)
Vouchers are no longer available.
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06-12-2016, 14:09   #6
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I've been on a number of Business Sheffield events and they've been great.

The one thing I would ask, is if you could maybe vary the day of the week events take place on? There are a couple of courses I've not been able to take because they're always on the same day of the week (and I'm contracted to work that day of the week). Could you please look at mixing things up a bit?
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04-03-2017, 20:38   #7
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This thread is to allow the advertising of free business resources or support that is being offered without commitment.

Feel free to add details of any free resources or support that you or your company offers.

Try not to duplicate information and please edit your posts rather than post updates

I thought this thread was somewhere to post details about free services/support/resources? The service/support I offer is free, and it is without obligation or commitment, but another poster has objected to it wrongly believing that I was touting for business.

Although I do offer quotations, and it would be nice to get some business, that does not alter the fact that the service is entirely free and entirely without obligation or commitment.

I note that the poster who objected works for an organisation that offers paid for services, e.g. business loans (that charge interest, i.e. to make a profit), in addition to the free services they provide. This is the same as what I do, I offer an entirely free service, without any commitment from the business that I am supporting, but if they want me to provide them with a no obligation quotation for a service (that we receive a commission from) then I see nothing wrong with that, it is their choice.

I would also point out that any commission I receive from services I provide, is used to help fund a "not for profit" company that helps homeless people, so that they do not have to rely on government grants (which would of course be funded by the taxpayers).

With this in mind, would you please re-instate my post that you deleted?

Thank you.
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