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Support for existing businesses in Copeland

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Here we look at what support is available for existing businesses in Copeland.

There is plenty of support available to help you improve and grow your business in Copeland.

Gov.uk is the Government’s online resource for all businesses. It has easy, step-by-step advice and information.

Local member organisations such as the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses are also useful contacts for businesses.

Cumbria Tourism offers advice, business support grants and marketing opportunities specifically for tourism-related businesses.
 
Get Safe Online helps you protect your business against internet threats. The site is sponsored by government and leading businesses working together to provide a free, public service.
 
Inland Revenue can give you advice and information on topics such as tax returns, VAT and pension schemes.

Millom Network Centre is the place for business support and advice, education, training, networking and knowledge.

Specific information on local public sector contract opportunities is managed through the web portal, The Chest.

Phoenix Enterprise Centre in Cleator Moor offers advice, managed workspace and office accommodation.

The University of Cumbria can help your businesses take on a graduate for short term projects to help improve performance and productivity. (There is a grant associated with the Business Placements Service).

Funding is available from:

Enterprise Answers provides competitive finance to Cumbrian businesses, in particular those unable to find ffinance from conventional sources, such as banks. Additional services include business plan writing and business advice.

 

Premises

If you are looking for business premises, take a look at our business support pages.

Published: 23 May 2012 - 9:32am