Recovery Advice for Business scheme’

It’s been announced this week that a free ‘Recovery Advice for Business scheme’, supported by the government and hosted on the Enterprise Nation website, has launched, giving small and medium sized businesses access to one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to help them through the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for long-term recovery. 

To take part in the scheme businesses are directed to https://www.enterprisenation.com/freesupport/ to register, and then answer questions on the ‘Make a Plan’ diagnostic tool. This will allow Enterprise Nation to assess and identify both the level and specific areas of support needed.  Businesses will then be directed to a personalised dashboard where they will receive a detailed action plan which will include links to suggested tailored advice and relevant professional advisers willing to help.  Advice will focus on key areas:

  • Accounting and finance
  • People and building a team
  • Planning, strategy and pivoting
  • Marketing, PR and social media
  • Technology and digital tools

Over 12,000 advisers in the existing Enterprise Nation community are available to provide advice through the platform, with more new professional advisers being signed up specifically to support the scheme.  If you are a professional Advisor interested in offering your services please visit here: https://www.enterprisenation.com/join-the-campaign/

Advisers will need to belong to a professional or trade body and hold valid Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) to join the platform and offer advice. They will need their Trade Body Coupon Code, demonstrating their membership of a professional body, to register to be part of the service.Just a reminder that Blackburn BID Member Cummins Mellor is offering a free online workshop: Returning Safely Back to Work to help you manage and support the safe return of you and your staff into the workplace.  If you’d like this training for you or members of your team, please contact please contact catherineprice@newground.co.uk as soon as possible.

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