Export for Growth is holding two free workshops in Bath this January to help businesses take their first steps into selling overseas. Both workshops are a great learning opportunitiy for South West businesses that are new to exporting, with one on the subject of social media advertising and the second aimed at the artisan business community.
We all know there is more we can do to make our businesses more sustainable, resilient and environmentally friendly, but we don’t necessarily get the time to think about the ways we can quickly and easily make the changes – and sometimes we haven’t considered something at all!
Low Carbon South West is putting on a breakfast workshop to hear how water, light, systems, IT and resource can all be simply thought of and improved.
Scale up Coaching Grants to unlock your growth potential
Overcoming barriers to business growth such as lack of strategy or skills are key challenges for businesses, and hiring a business coach can prove expensive. Now a grants scheme is available to help small businesses meet the cost of business coaching and realise their growth ambitions.
Your people are key to productivity and business growth. Here in the West of England our low unemployment rate often means businesses struggle to find employees with the correct skills. This is where Skills West can help.
Skills advisers will help you to identify and tackle skills gaps in your business, and can connect you with local and national training providers to ensure you get the most relevant, quality training.
The University of Bath is working with a number of expert partners to support the growth of social enterprise activity in the Bath area.
The Social Enterprise Innovation Programme (SEIP) offers start-up and existing social enterprises free bootcamp-style mentoring. Those with the most potential are then offered incubation support – ongoing mentoring, particularly with a view to becoming investment-ready.
Bath and North East Somerset Council is encouraging businesses to make use of the wide-ranging expertise within regulatory services.
Some businesses avoid discussing plans with regulatory services, believing that this will attract unwanted attention and cost.
Conversely, the Better Business for All programme encourages early joint-working between regulatory officers and businesses, so that regulators can better understand business challenges, and so that businesses can get the most appropriate advice.
Bath Film Office is a council-run service that promotes and assists film-making in the area, and provides a production and accommodation base for filming in Wiltshire, Somerset and South Gloucestershire.