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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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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

 

Edited by NewBiz

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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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Looking at increasing your employability?

 

Join this April our FREE Social Media training in Sheffield! Our 3 strategy workshops will help you brand yourself, connect yourself and promote yourself to make you more appealing to employers.

 

Monday 11/04: Brand Yourself! Develop your online branding and presentation skills.

 

Wednesday 13/04: Connect Yourself! Learn to build your professional network

 

Monday 18/04: Promote Yourself! Recognise your strengths and boost your interview skills

 

Please contact Inova Consultancy for more information.

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Fancy Dragons Den by 'Royal Appointment' http://pitchatpalace.com/ ?

 

---------- Post added 22-08-2016 at 17:20 ----------

 

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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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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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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Hello, 

 

We created a free Resource Centre section on our website: https://wearemicro.co/resource-centre/ 

 

It covers everything from picking a business name to how to market a new business, as well as practical advice on website options for small businesses. 


Always happy to add more articles and topics, so if there's something you'd like to see, just shout! 

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