If you’re considering starting your own business, but have concerns around the wider support available outside of the franchise, this blog is for you.
Your local government can provide specialist help in many areas of business including finance, growth, recruitment, technology, tax and more.
By the government supporting you in your new venture with funding, guidance and advice; they are helping you to succeed in your business, contributing positively to the local economy.
Here are some areas where they can help: (do check your specific local government website)
You may be eligible for a start-up loan of up to £25,000. Click to view the Government’s start up loan scheme here
If you need to raise money for your business, you may wish to find out more about venture capital schemes here
Through funding and research, Innovate UK helps to support small businesses to grow. You can view their website here
For support in growing your business locally, you can contact your local growth hub here
The business support helpline is also a great resource if you have any queries and they can be reached here
There may be government contracts in your area that you could pick up. You can check to see if there is here
For support in technology and FREE online courses to improve digital skills click here
The making tax digital service has been introduced to make tax returns easier. For further information on this you can visit the website here
Government funding may be available if you were to take on an apprentice within your business. You can find out more here
For franchise support, we’re here! If you’d like to learn more about our franchise opportunity, contact us on 0116 275 9005.