Finding the right support

    • We know that setting up and running a small business is tough, and it’s important to get the right support at the right time in order to look after the wellbeing of both you and your business.

      Are you aware of the support available to you?

      Many small businesses use the support of family and friends because it’s free. Cost and time often act as a barrier from seeking professional guidance. But there are some simple ways that you and your fledgling business can get the information and support that you need.

      • Call the Business Support Helpline: The Business Support Helpline is a government run service offering business support and advice over the phone to people with simple questions about starting or running a business. It also provides a more in depth service where you can book phone consultation sessions with a professional advisor, for free! Find the right number for your area.
      • Partner with the British Chambers of Commerce: They help small businesses by providing practical support, useful connections and access to new ideas and innovations. You’ll have access to a network of likeminded businesses where you can share opportunities, knowledge and expertise to help support and grow your business. Find out how we support the British Chambers of Commerce.
      • Use social media to build a supportive network: Make the most of social media. Not only is it free and easy to access, you have access to a large network where there are a whole host of people that may be able to answer your questions. Why don’t you join LinkedIn groups related to you and your business? Or you could even start one yourself!

      Find out what an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) can offer you, your employees and your business

      Life and work are more complex and stressful than ever, and investing in an EAP can help take the weight off your shoulders. Our EAP offers you and your employees a confidential and cost effective way to manage life issues. It can offer counselling, legal information, debt advice and health information 24 hours a day. It gives you a place to turn before a problem becomes a crisis, offering guidance on a wide range of issues to help you make the most informed decisions.

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      Cover for the self-employed and small businesses

      Helping you get back to health and work quickly

      • Cover for up to 249 employees
      • We can help you build a plan to suit your business needs
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