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Cost of Living - Advice for Business

For more advice for businesses, including Business Rates and Services for Business, go to our business home page www.maldon.gov.uk/business. 

 

Maldon District Business Newsletter

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General advice and ‘navigation’

Sometimes it hard to know where to turn, what support is available or who to ask. Maldon District businesses can get a free assessment, ‘navigation’ and sign posting to a whole range of support from BEST Growth Hub 

Ambitious Women in Essex supports all things related to renewal, ambition and equality of the Essex economy for our local women in business - linkedin.com/showcase/ambitious-women-in-essex/


Financial advice

Free debt and finance advice from Backing Essex Business, including the extended Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). Funded by Maldon District Council in partnership with the North Essex Economic Board - Financial support from Backing Essex Business


Business pre/start-up support

Free business start-up support from Colbea. Dispite the impacts of COVID-19, and even in difficult financial circumstances, we know many residents will be thinking about starting their own business. Funded by Maldon District Council and the North Essex Economic Board – colbea.co.uk


Workplace wellbeing

Free and accessible mental health, stress reduction and wellness training from Maldon District CVS. It is vitally important that employers understand the effect that stress and mental health can have on their business and employees, particularly for those employees also experiencing the impacts of the Cost-of-living Crisis. Funded by Maldon District Council working with Maldon & District CVS. Contact Dan Thompson (M&DCVS Project Officer) Tel: 01621 851891 ext. 010 Email: dan@maldoncvs.org.uk

Free workplace health and wellbeing support for businesses from Essex Working Well, supported by Maldon District Council. - essexworkingwell.co.uk


Digital opportunities

Free 0ne-to-one support for digital, social media and e-commerce from Ashby.co.uk. If your business needs to become more digital or use social media to promote its offer, Maldon District Council's ‘Keep it Local’ project can help. Apply now

Free digital and e-commerce advice is available from Colbea – colbea.co.uk as part of Maldon District Council's partnership with the North Essex Economic Board.


The challenges of import/export

Free import and export advice from Colbea. Following COVID-19 and Brexit, importing and exporting can be more challenging than ever, Colbea can help. Funded by Maldon District Council and the North Essex Economic Board – colbea.co.uk


Reducing your energy costs

Reducing energy and fuel usage not only reduces your carbon footprint but also helps your bottom line. Free advice is available from Colbea – colbea.co.uk as part of our partnership with the North Essex Economic Board.

The Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme provides free business support to help your business to become more profitable while protecting the environment and encouraging low carbon solutions. This can include grants for businesses of up to £10,000 - locase.co.uk/

Petrol and diesel are a big part of business costs, the RAC have created the Ultimate Guide to saving on fuel - rac.co.uk/drive/advice/how-to/fuel-saving-tips/


Reducing business costs

Recruitment can be expensive, consider free opportunities to find the best talent. DWP’s Find a Job service is free to use - gov.uk/advertise-job

The Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service can help SME's benefit from fully funded apprenticeship training

Maldon District Council is supporting ECL’s Inclusive Employment Project. Supporting employers to be Disability Confident, enhance employer reputation and improve staff loyalty and retention - ecl.org/services/learning-disability-autism-support/inclusive-employment/inclusive-employment-employers

Can your business claim Employment Allowance, do you know it has increased? Check if your business is eligible - gov.uk/claim-employment-allowance/eligibility


Other opportunities

Could your business offer new and exciting events, family activities or concessions in our District parks? Do you need a Pavement Licence to provide a little more space to serve your customers? While opportunities in our historic high streets are limited, applications for both can be made at maldon.gov.uk/concessions

Could your organisation benefit from better connections with other local businesses? Maldon District Council is working with essexchambers.co.uk/news.htm?article=693 to enhance local business networking and provid a limited number of free memberships to the Chamber.

Promote your businesses to residents and businesses with a free listing on Visit Maldon District.co.uk. Every month tens of thousands of visitors and residents use our website to plan their holidays and weekends. Add your listing or submit your event