Business advice, support and funding news
Published: Thursday 28th November 2013
The UK’s first Small Business Saturday takes place across the country on 7th December and the Ipswich event is being supported by the Borough Council.
Published: Friday 11th October 2013
If you want to find out more about running your own business an event in Ipswich this month is a must.
Published: Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Partners in Ipswich who have secured a £600,000 grant to boost creative businesses have met colleagues from France, Kent and the south of England to discuss ways of taking the project forward. Delegates met at Ipswich Town Hall as part of the RECREATE project, led by Ipswich Borough Council, the Eastern Enterprise Hub and CSV Media.
Published: Wednesday 5th June 2013
West Suffolk College, in conjunction with Suffolk County Council, is offering a FREE one-day seminar to raise awareness and understanding of energy efficiency and carbon reduction for businesses.
Published: Thursday 30th May 2013
Ipswich Borough Council, in partnership with Ipswich Central, is sponsoring a 'Buying and Visual Merchandising' workshop as a way to support small retail businesses in Ipswich.
Published: Thursday 16th May 2013
Partners from the UK and France will meet next month to discuss the overall progress of a £1.2 million project that will establish a creative hub at Ipswich’s Town Hall.
Published: Friday 26th April 2013
The £3 million fund provides cash grants to businesses, of between £25,000 and £100,000 for companies looking to expand their operations and create new jobs.
Published: Friday 15th February 2013
Sponsors and media partners recently gathered at Ipswich Town Hall to officially launch this year’s Suffolk Business Exhibition.
Published: Thursday 27th September 2012
A start-up scheme that will help launch up to 30,000 new companies has begun providing business support and loans to young people.
Published: Tuesday 28th August 2012
The first ever ‘Suffolk Business Month’ will be held across the county this September.
Published: Friday 3rd August 2012
As part of Suffolk Business Month Ipswich Borough Council is hosting a social media workshop.
Published: Friday 1st June 2012
The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a new website to help entrepreneurs and small businesses access the help and information they need to set up and grow their enterprises.
Published: Friday 9th March 2012
The Carbon Trust is running an exciting new training programme of Energy Efficient Breakfast events.
Published: Thursday 26th January 2012
Marketing through social media platforms gives high street retailers a way to 'fight back' effectively, increase awareness of their products and services and ultimately, to increase sales.
Published: Tuesday 24th January 2012
Mary Portas is back with a brand new series on Channel 4. If you run an independent shop in Ipswich that is struggling to survive or expand and would like to take part, please get in touch.
Published: Tuesday 17th January 2012
These one day courses are available to anyone considering being their own boss or already running a small business.
Published: Wednesday 19th October 2011
The latest entrepreneur to occupy the “Test Trading” unit in Ipswich’s Tower Ramparts shopping centre is Suzanne Howes, of Prima Gifts and Favours.
Published: Thursday 7th July 2011
Up to £1000 in grant funding is now available to help your business pay for the training your business needs to grow.
Published: Friday 15th April 2011
Calling all budding entrepreneurs - try your hand at market trading for free and be in with the chance to win £2,000!
Published: Wednesday 23rd March 2011
The Government has announced a new portfolio of business support products designed to help business development and economic growth, called Solutions for Business (SfB), accessible via Business Link.
Published: Wednesday 9th March 2011
If cupcakes are your thing, make sure you check out the new CupCake Salon in the Test Trading retail start-up unit in Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre.
Published: Thursday 24th February 2011
The opening times for the Customer Service Centre in the Town Hall and our telephone Contact Centre are changing with effect from the week commencing 14th March 2011.
Published: Tuesday 8th February 2011
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is asking businesses to help make staff aware of the postcode of their place of work so that they can record it on their 2011 Census questionnaires in March.
Published: Friday 28th January 2011
Would you like the opportunity to present your products to the London 2012 food buying team? Well this could be your chance.
Published: Tuesday 25th January 2011
Test Trading, Ipswich's successful retail entrepreneur scheme, has moved to Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre.
Published: Friday 24th December 2010
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is working with many local partners on an ambitious project to increase the number of Apprenticeship opportunities on offer in Suffolk.
Published: Thursday 18th November 2010
A £2.8 million fund could offer a vital lifeline for local people facing the worrying prospect of redundancy.
Published: Wednesday 6th October 2010
The London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is calling on dedicated and passionate people to apply to its London 2012 Games Maker volunteering programme.
Published: Friday 17th September 2010
Ipswich town centre is undergoing a new revival, with a number of stores opening in recent weeks.
Published: Friday 27th August 2010
SMEs in the East of England can apply for one of EEDA's £3,000 Innovation Vouchers. You will have to be quick though as there are only 60 vouchers left!
Published: Tuesday 9th March 2010
The Pitch is an annual competition which aims to find the UK's most exciting and innovative small companies and entrepreneurial talent.
Published: Friday 20th November 2009
The Valuation Office Agency has issued a factsheet to help ensure businesses aren't caught out by 'professionals' offering help to reduce business rates but then charging more in fees than is saved.
Published: Tuesday 29th September 2009
The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) is organising a delegation to visit the UK to introduce a wide range of opportunities for trade & investment.
Published: Wednesday 9th September 2009
Ipswich is fighting back against the recession by bringing together business leaders, the Borough Council and the media in a campaign that has reached Downing Street.
Published: Tuesday 21st July 2009
Basepoint Business Centre is continuing to break new ground in the local business community by launching 12 months free office rental for charities and 6 months free rental for start-up businesses.
Published: Tuesday 26th May 2009
Don't miss the Ipswich Fighting Back Breakfast Seminar.
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