Somerset Business Mentoring Programme
Are you interested in becoming a business mentor or mentee?
Mentoring enables Somerset’s small and medium (SME) businesses to learn from our community of experienced business leaders, how to accelerate business development, make better strategic decisions, be more productive and ultimately grow the business. Each SME leader will be matched with an experienced business professional who will guide you to solutions for problems and issues within the business.
To find out more information, please visit our website:
Project Gigabit Grant Vouchers for business
The Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas.
Vouchers worth up to £4,500 for businesses will help cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps.
Please check to see if you are eligible in the postcode checker on their website.
Buy with Confidence Scheme
Have you thought about setting your business apart by becoming Trading Standards Approved as part of Buy With Confidence?
This prestigious scheme not only showcases your commitment to excellence and your strong customer service but also reassures potential clients that you are trustworthy and work to the highest standards.
With the Buy With Confidence badge, you can boost customer trust and stand out from the competition with this symbol of reliability and great customer service.
Buy With Confidence is directly run by local authority Trading Standards and only takes businesses that pass its vetting checks. This ensures that those accepted can benefit from increased credibility and enhanced reputation, as well as being able to refer to themselves as Trading Standards Approved.
Don’t miss this chance to flourish in a trustworthy environment.
Sustainable Farming Incentive
Defra has announced that farmers can sign up for the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) from 18 September 2023.
The Sustainable Farming Incentive will pay farmers for actions that support food production, farm productivity and resilience, whilst protecting and enhancing the environment.