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Free business support to help local businesses succeed

  • Enterprise Incharnwood

Residents and local businesses in Charnwood are being encouraged to take advantage of free business support.

Enterprise inCharnwood is a series of free workshops, one-to-one advice and networking events for anyone thinking about starting a business or needing support to grow their idea.

The friendly and informal workshops might be of interest to people who have always thought about setting up a business but are yet to take the first steps.

The programme is being run by Co-operative and Social Enterprise Agency (CASE), a social enterprise which offers business advice and support in Leicestershire. It is funded by Charnwood Borough Council as part of its inCharnwood initiative which encourages business growth and new investment in to the borough.

Dorothy Francis, co-director of CASE said “CASE specialises in helping people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances to set up their own enterprises and has worked with many Charnwood residents to establish flourishing businesses.

“I'm really pleased that in the coming months we will be helping yet more people from across Charnwood to realise their ambition of setting up in business.”

Workshop topics will include managing people, starting a business and time management while the one to one advice sessions can be used to discuss any business matter matter in a relaxed and confidential setting.

Christopher Grace, business engagement officer at the council said “The latest programme of workshops, networking and business advice drop-ins that CASE has put together is great news for Charnwood's residents and fledgling enterprises.

“The Council is pleased to be working with CASE to stimulate new enterprises and employment within our local economy. “

Enterprise inCharnwood will take place at a number of locations across Charnwood and will run until March 2019.

More information about Enterprise inCharnwood can be found at https://www.incharnwood.com those wishing to use the service can contact CASE on enquiries@case.coop or call 0116 222 5010