Supporting Local Businesses in the Marches

September 29th, 2017

Supporting Local Businesses in the Marches

Marches Growth Hub is a single point of access for businesses in the Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford regions, offering financial support and advice to help local businesses achieve great things. We met its Chairman, Paul Hinkins, to talk about how … Continued



A ‘locally enterprising railway’?

June 30th, 2017

A ‘locally enterprising railway’?

WRITTEN BY RICHARD GIBSON HEAD OF COMMUNICATION, CROSSCOUNTRY Love them or hate them, either for speed, comfort or just not being stuck in a traffic jam, we have probably all used the railways at some point. And with more people … Continued




Star start-up enjoys mentoring support

April 3rd, 2017

Star start-up enjoys mentoring support

North Star Payroll, which has been up and running for around 18 months, is a Leeds-based start-up run by entrepreneur Liz McCarthy. On her journey to entrepreneurial success Liz enlisted the support of IOEE business mentor Dave Moore. We caught … Continued


What the 2017 Spring Budget means to Small Businesses…

March 9th, 2017

What the 2017 Spring Budget means to Small Businesses…

Here’s a roundup from Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Budget and how you as a small business could be affected… Business rates A recent topic in Think Enterprise was the recent business rate revaluation that has seen rates soar in some … Continued


Mentoring apprentices in a small business

January 26th, 2017

Mentoring apprentices in a small business

Apprenticemakers is SFEDI’s support project for businesses interested in apprenticeships. The project has recently launched a ‘Developing Mentoring Skills To Support Apprentices’course for apprentice employers of all sizes. Here Apprenticemakers talks about how mentoring can support an apprentice in a … Continued


Group mentoring sees female-led businesses thrive

April 27th, 2016

Group mentoring sees female-led businesses thrive

Two years ago, a diverse set of business women were united by Chris Leighton, a Southampton-based Get Mentoring mentor and coach who runs Zeal for Business. Together, they’ve turned enterprise mentoring into a group activity, with exceptionally successful results. One … Continued


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