Business

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In response to the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, Essex County Council has commissioned Let’s Do Business Group to provide a fully funded business support service for employers across Essex. This offer includes up to 12 hours of consultancy services to individual businesses for the rest of the financial year. The service will help businesses survive or recover from the impact of COVID-19, improve, change or expand, or help them consider their options for the future, including developing longer-term business strategies.

The enhanced business support service builds on the existing support the COVID-19 Essex County Council Business Support Team has been providing Essex businesses since March 2020. The service also utilises the experience of Let’s Do Business Group who have extensive knowledge of the Essex business environment from previously delivering the INVEST Essex service on behalf of ECC.

Essex businesses can access advice and support including:

  • Finance and risk
  • Customer interaction, target markets and marketing
  • Supply chain management
  • Staffing and recruitment
  • Workplace Operations

Businesses can access the support by visiting www.backtobusinessessex.co.uk/ or calling 0800 970 8981

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Apply for the coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

Small and micro businesses with fixed property costs that are not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund may be eligible for the Discretionary Grants Scheme. Apply here!

New Bounce Back Loans to launch

Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000

Click on link below!

Bounce Back Loans

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