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Support for self employed and small business owners

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Enterprising You

Are you self-employed and looking to grow your business?  Further support is available in Greater Manchester from Enterprising You which offers free, fully funded, support and advice is available to help, click Enterprising You to find out more about what is on offer and to register for support.

Tameside Business Resilience Clinic

The Tameside Business Resilience Clinic has now launched with the aim of facilitating free advice and support to Micro and SME businesses across Tameside. The new clinic will operate across a range of platforms to make it easy for businesses to access, using webinars, emails and phone calls by appointment.  The support provided includes signposting to existing help from the Business Growth Hub, such as online workshops or webinars; matching relevant professionals like managing directors, human resources specialists and supply managers to local businesses.
To find out more information and to register for support click here: Tameside Business Resilience Clinic

Build A Business in GM Libraries

Build A Business is an innovative new project aimed at small businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone thinking of starting their own business. It’s running in libraries across 8 Greater Manchester authorities, offering tailored help to support new businesses. From Artisan Baker to Zumba Instructor, Build A Business can help!

Build a Business in GM Libraries is part funded by the European Union, with a grant of £1.3 million from ERDF funding, and managed by Manchester City Council. The project will run from January 2021-June 2023.

Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub is a source of advice and guidance for self-employed and small businesses in Greater Manchester. Start Up Vision is a brand-new fully funded initiative, aimed at pre-start or early-stage businesses (less than 1 year old) based in Greater Manchester and participants will get fully funded access to practical, hands-on advice and support from a designated, experienced business adviser.

Redundancy Support

Tameside Council’s Redundancy Support page has been created to enable individuals and employers to easily access support, training and guidance. If you are an employer who needs to make redundancies or an individual who is at risk or has been made redundant then help and support is available to help you through this challenging time.
Start Up Loans
Apply for a government-backed Start Up Loan of £500 to £25,000 to start or grow your business. Unlike a business loan, this is an unsecured personal loan. You will get free support and guidance to help write your business plan, and successful applicants get up to 12 months of free mentoring.

Make Mental Health Your Business

During this challenging time ‘Make Mental Health Your Business’ by knowing what support is available for everyone in your business including yourself. The following links give you easy access to a wealth of mental health and wellbeing support:

Tameside & Glossop Mental Health Support including Mental Health Support for Staff – TGMH Support
Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health in the Workplace – MHF Support
Mental Health at Work, Your first stop for better Mental Health at Work – MH@W Support