Spelthorne Council Economic Development Team have launched two new initiatives aimed at helping local businesses overcome the challenges they are facing and grow their business.
As part of the strategy to support local businesses through the challenges faced with the Covid Pandemic, Spelthorne Council Economic Development team have been utilising the business grant funding in a number of ways.
Initially through 2020 and 2021 the fund has been used in a series of Discretionary Grants aimed at survival. These grants have been paid paid directly to businesses to help cover losses and fixed costs so that they can survive the downturn in trade that the pandemic has caused.
In November 2021 a Equipment Purchase grant was launched which was aimed at helping cover up to 90% of the cost of new equipment which would help businesses become more resilient and increase their ability to generate business.
A consultation was also undertaken with local businesses to ask for feedback on how else they could be supported and the feedback given has now been addressed with two new initiatives;
FREE Digital Media Training
This training course is aimed at helping business owners with practical advice and support, and show them how to use digital tools to increase their profitability and exposure with the following benefits;
- Increased discoverability of businesses for the connected consumer
- Increase online presence and become more competitive
- Develop multichannel expertise
- Find and Engage with new customers
- Increase customer base
- Widen geographical reach
- Access new markets
- Improve sales and profits
- Measureable KPI’s
FREE one to one business coaching
This is a service to help businesses overcome issues, plan and build a strategy to grow their business in 2022
This service will offer your business valuable business coaching and advisory services and is applicable for all small businesses from start ups to more established businesses offering support in the following areas;
- business planning
- marketing strategy
- sales and lead generation
- budgeting and forecasting
- cost control and profitability
- organisational structure
- management and leadership
- exit strategy and planning
- financing and funding
If you are a business based in Spelthorne and would like to take advantage of this support please email the Economic Development Team on email@example.com
In your email please tell us which of the schemes you would like to apply for and provide the following information;
Your Business Name and type of business
Your Business Address
Your contact number / email
And a few words on how this will help your business.