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Help to Grow: Management

 A 12 week-programme delivered by Lancaster University Management School and accredited by the Small Business Charter. The programme combines a practical curriculum, with 1:1 support from a business mentor, peer-learning sessions and an alumni network.

Designed to be manageable alongside full-time work, this programme will support you to develop your strategic skills with key modules covering financial management, innovation and digital adoption. By the end of the programme you will develop a tailored business growth plan to lead your business to its full potential.

Various start dates.

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Help to Grow: Digital

Government funded support and discounts to help small and medium-sized UK businesses find, buy and adopt digital technologies to improve productivity. 

Eligible businesses can get a 50% discount on approved software solutions up to a maximum of £5,000. 

The Help to Grow: Digital website provides all businesses with free and impartial information and support to help them adopt new software.

Free bookkeeping courses and one year's free accounts software subscription
Lancaster City Council is working with Lancaster & Morecambe College to offer FREE bookkeeping courses to SMEs and self-employed workers across the Lancaster District, funded by the Leading Lancashire project. Upon completion, Lancaster City Council will contribute up to £300 towards a maximum one-year subscription to a recognised accounting software package - for example Quickbooks or Xero - for micro businesses, social enterprises and charities based in the Lancaster District.

Business Health Matters 

Do you want to improve your workplace health?

The Business Health Matters programme has been developed to support local businesses in improving the physical and mental health of their employees so that staff are happier, healthier and more resilient.

Business events across the region, both in person and online, are listed on the Boost website.

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