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Business Resources and Support

These pages are designed to provide businesses with a broad range of resources and support service, whether you are starting a new business or an established business looking for help.

The Council’s Economic Development Unit and its partners aim to maintain sustainable growth and nurture local businesses and encourage entrepreneurs.

Business Support

Below is a range of both local and national organisations and initiatives to support business through various stages.

HMRC Offering Free Learning Products for Businesses

HMRC now provides a range of digital services and products, specifically designed for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), as they face key business life events such as starting in business or taking on employees and as businesses want to pay the correct amount of tax, may need help with doing this correctly.

The following ‘e-learning’ packages have been tailored specifically with SME customers in mind. These are proving popular because of their accessibility and flexibility. The packages are broken down into modules, which the customer can ‘dip’ in and out of at their own convenience and fits in with different lifestyles, workloads and schedules.

HMRC also offers ‘ Webinars ’ (Online Seminars) and these can either be pre-recorded or ‘live’, and again these are on a range of subjects. Other useful guidance from HMRC includes Tax Fact Help Sheets and record keeping Apps .

For a quick insight into the help available to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) have a look at this short You Tube video about Help and Support for New and Growing Businesses .

Sustainable Business Partnership CIC

We work closely with the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC, a not-for-profit company that offers a range of free and subsidised services to help businesses save money through resource efficiency. Services include:

For more information, as well as local best practice case studies, please visit the Sustainable Business Partnership: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk

Alternatively contact Email Sustainable Business or 01273 964239.

Green Growth Platform

The Green Growth Platform is a five year programme led by the University of Brighton that aims to help develop a local low-carbon economy in Sussex. A range of free and subsidised services are on offer to businesses in the following areas:

For more information please visit the Green growth Platform website: www.greengrowthplatform.co.uk

Council Resources

Available resources include:

You can find further information on the West Sussex County Council website , covering a range of areas such as:

(01293) 438519 (01293) 511803 economic.development@crawley.gov.uk click to email us
Economic Development Unit
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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Economic Development Unit
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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