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Where to find business support organisations who help start-ups.

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Businesses in Canterbury are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.

"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.

See list of local business support organisations below.

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The Lets Do Business Group

The Lets Do Business Group

The Lets Do Business Group help businesses throughout the South East of England to start-up and grow through access to finance, business advice and training, as well as organising exhibitions in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton.

We are a delivery partner for the Start Up Loans scheme and help budding entrepreneurs to launch sustainable and viable businesses, as well as running free start-up workshops in Hastings and Eastbourne.

For those established companies looking to grow and expand, we offer Business Growth Loans to those unable to access funding from the usual High Street sources and are an approved provider of the GrowthAcclerator service.

Our in-house training team specialise in leadership and management training and apprenticeships to all types of organisations, from start-ups to large multinationals.

The popular Lets Do Business exhibitions take place each year in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton, giving companies across the region the opportunity to network, promote their services or products, make new connections and generate new business.

For more information about how the Lets Do Business Group can help your business, please call 0844 415 2272 or email info@ldbgroup.co.uk.

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We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

Our local partners have been kind enough to help us and are keen to help you too.

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If you would like some free friendly advice from a trusted local partner, please complete the form.

There will not be any pressure nor will you be under any obligation to buy paid services.

Alternatively you can contact Andy Pringle at andy@syob.net and he can help guide you with more information or suggest the best person to contact.

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Canterbury Business Advisors

StartMyBiz
At StartMyBiz we offer personal and friendly support to point you in the right direction when it comes to starting your own business. The purpose of Startmybiz is to give you every opportunity to get the information, advice, connectivity and support you need to be successful in your business venture. There is a lot of help out there but finding it can be time consuming and frustrating and you never know what you haven’t found yet! So, we try to take the pain away from the gain and help you get on with the job with the best information around. Become part of your local business community and register to receive our Business Newsletter.
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Kent Foundation
The websites and information below can help with information about starting or growing a business in Kent, it is by no means a complete list – there is a wealth of support and advice available in Kent and nationally. Please feel free to get in touch if you require more information or advice just call: 03000 421 163
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Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Kent Invicta Chamber is the ultimate business support network in Kent. The Chamber provides, Membership services, Business Advice, International Trade services, Representation and much more. Covering the County of Kent the Chamber is perfectly placed to promote, support and facilitate business across the Count We are the main Chamber of Commerce for Kent and the only British Chamber of Commerce affiliated chamber in Kent. We have a full range of both paid and free, local authority funded business support. Which services are free depends on which local authority you are a resident of or pay business rates in as funding varies in each Local authority. A full range of our free and paid services can be found here http:www.kentinvictachamber.co.ukbusiness-advicelocal-business-support
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Prowess- Women in Business
Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish. Be inspired Prowess is full of stories and shared experiences from women who’ve made their own way in business. Everyone has a story to tell. And women who are thinking of starting a business – and those looking to grow – say there aren’t enough stories of real women in business out there. In our recent survey 43% said they wanted to read more experiences and case studies from ‘real’ women in business! Read them here, or submit your own here.
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Startup-Club
Are you interested in setting up a business but not sure if it’s for you? You’re not alone. Our popular Startup Club has helped dozens of people like you to get to grips with the basics of business. Spaces are limited - reserve yours today.
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Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts
The Digital Resources for the Humanities conferences are a major forum for all those affected by the digitization of our common cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital resources as an aid to learning; the publisher finding new ways to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship; the computer or information science specialist seeking to apply new scientific and technical developments to the creation, exploitation and management of digital resources.
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Freelance Heroes
The Freelance Heroes portal is the best place for UK freelancers and small business owners to be seen and get the support they need. Whether you’re starting out, settling in to or scaling up your freelance business, navigating the changing marketplace can be challenging. That’s why on top of essential practical support, our community provides the moral support to help you go it alone without feeling alone. We like to think of our members as virtual business sidekicks; always there, when you need them. Free membership includes: fortnightly emails with tips and news; the right to access advice and support through our 10,000 strong community of freelancers; invites to our community events.
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Ask a Kent Librarian
If you need help with research or a library service, our librarians are here to answer your questions. You can chat with a librarian in real time or send us your question and wait for the answer. Its a bit like going into a library and asking a question in person, but can be done from your computer or mobile device. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but Kent librarians are only available Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays).
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Ask Phil
Kent & Medway Growth Hub offer free advice, information and guidance that will help you to start, grow or improve your business. To get things started you can either fill in a Call Back request using a form on thee page or use the Ask Phil Live Chat facility. Or you can call us using the phone number above.
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Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counsel helps company owners to grow their businesses and achieve their corporate and personal objectives. Led by Paul Vousden, a senior professional executive with many years experience of building companies, Corporate Counsel can provide practical support with business and financial planning; sales and marketing; corporate governance; and HR and organisational structure. We can also help to secure debt or equity finance as appropriate to help with expansion.
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Kent & Medway Growth Hub
The Kent and Medway Growth Hub forms part of the South East Business Hub, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s overarching business support programme, which also supports local hubs in East Sussex and Essex, Southend and Thurrock. We help new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area.
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Kent Business Advisers
We have proudly helped businesses in Kent achieve their goals and aspirations since 2005. We can provide you with the support and guidance to grow and improve your business.
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Kent County Council - Grow Your Business
A useful section on the Kent CC website. It contains dedicated pages for: Business loans and grants; Doing business with KCC; The opportunity to sign up for email updates; Ask Phil business advice; Start a business; How to deliver services on their behalf; Business awards and events; Chambers of Commerce; Grow your business abroad; and information about the Kent and Medway Growth Hub.
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Kent County Council - Start a Business
This page on the kent county Council website lists some useful places to find information on how to get started.
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Kent County Council Business Advice Services (Trading Standards)
From start-ups and small businesses to importers and manufacturers we can help you navigate complex regulations to protect your businesses and support good customer service. We offer a free telephone consultation with one of our officers to discuss your needs. During the consultation, which can last up to 30 minutes, we will identify how we can help you. Depending on your requirements this can range from free signposting to guidance and advice tailored to your business or a full package of support. Any costs will be discussed during the consultation.
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Kent International Business
International trade can help businesses grow. There has never been a better time to consider exporting. Kent International Business (KIB) is a Kent-wide initiative which aims to encourage Kent businesses to export and access overseas markets and to provide information, advice and support to help them do so. KIB is led by Kent County Council in partnership with various business support organisations in the county. KIB is also backed by a range of commercial organisations.
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Kent International Business
Kent International Business (KIB) is a Kent-wide initiative which aims to encourage Kent businesses to export and access overseas markets and to provide information, advice and support to help them do so. KIB is led by Kent County Council in partnership with various business support organisations in the county. KIB is also backed by a range of commercial organisations.
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Kent Invicta Chamber - Starting a Business
The Chamber Business Support team provides an extensive range of services for people starting or running a business. If you are unsure which event is right for you call us on 01233 503838 or visit our Business Advice page at: http:www.kentinvictachamber.co.ukbusiness-advice
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Locate in Kent
Locate in Kent provide free support for businesses to locate and grow in Kent.
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Thames Gateway Kent
Local authorities and other Thames Gateway Kent partners offer a range of services to support businesses in their area. The following links provide more information.
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The National Centre for Micro Business
Through the NCMB you have access to practical workshops to get you in a position to better help yourself. Understand what is an entrepreneur, what it means to be your own boss – The NewMe™ and put a plan into action. Through the NCMB you have access to learning, teaching, training programmes together with practical workshops to get you in a position to help yourself.
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University of Kent Hub for Innovation & Enterprise
The University of Kents business incubation and support unit is devoted to helping start-up ventures and early stage companies to increase survival rates. The Hub for Innovation and Enterprise is a purpose-built incubation space for entrepreneurship and enterprise in Canterbury and offers a professional working environment with business support to assist new businesses.
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Visit Kent
Visit Kent offers free on-site business advice as well as a range of customer care courses and training workshops.
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Visit Kent - Business
As a Kent business, there is a range of support available to help you grow your business in the way that you want to.
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