Next Ask The Expert Coronavirus Q&A this Thursday

Q&A on 7 May

The next ‘Ask the Experts’ live online Q&A event, will take place from 10:00am on Thursday 7 May 2020 at www.blackburnbid.co.uk

Hosted in partnership by Blackburn Town Centre BID, the BwD Hive Business network and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, these fortnightly online business support sessions have seen local businesses help each other through these unprecedented times.  

The ‘Ask the Experts’ sessions, which are supported by members of the Blackburn Town Centre BID and BwD Hive, have seen 34 questions asked and 70 answers provided. The questions and answers have so far had over 1300 views across the 2 events and so is hopefully helping lots of businesses across the area.

The next ‘Ask the Experts’ Q&A event will focus on supporting businesses, both with the financial support available and with starting to think about and plan for recovery.

The morning sessions will run as follows: 10am – 11am: General advice on business rate relief, grants and financial support available

11.30am – 12.30pm: Hot topic ‘CBILS, Bounce Back Loans and Support for the Self-Employed’.

The afternoon session will take place from 1.30pm and will be an opportunity to ask any questions you have about supporting your business through this crisis and planning for re-opening and recovery. 

However these events are designed for businesses, by businesses and the partnership want to ensure that your queries and your areas of concern are covered.

So that we can make sure that the right experts are on hand to support these sessions please don’t hesitate to contact catherine.price@newground.co.uk to let us know what advice you are looking for at this time. 

This could be: help with marketing; reinstating staff; protecting the health of your staff and your customers; or support for yourself as a business owner.

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