If you believe the media hype, business growth and positive profits line would seem to be exclusive to London and the South-East. At Face for Business, we know that simply isn’t the case as we work with an increasing number of companies from West Lancashire and Merseyside who are on the up. Whilst we offer call answering services and phone answering PAs to enable seamless communication, there is a great deal of support out there to help you build your business and reach your potential. We understand that not every company has the same requirements, objectives or staffing needs, so we have identified some key resources that could help you grow in 2018, and have produced a couple of directories that we hope will be of some use and help in signposting growing or new businesses to the appropriate advice.
West Lancashire Business Advice Directory
Boost Business Lancashire
As part of Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, Boost Business Lancashire is 100% focused on the growth of regional businesses. From vouchers and business finance, to crowd-funding advice and one-to-one mentoring, this service really gets behind businesses, big and small, and helps them get to where they want to be.
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
If you are looking for funding, you might want to talk to The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund who provide more than £400m of investment to boost growth in the North of England. Microfinance, equity and debt finance are all on offer and each option is designed to fill the gaps so you can grow.
North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
The North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce (NWLCC) offer support, training, networking events and access to international trade so it may well be worth checking out their membership options.
OWL Business Focus
The OWL Business Focus in Ormskirk is a friendly but professional networking group which meets on the first Tuesday of every month. During the structured breakfast sessions, likeminded people come together, share experiences and expertise and month on month solid working relationships are being created throughout the area.
Merseyside Region Business Advice Directory
Liverpool City Council
Whether you’re a start-up or established business and are looking to grow but don’t know where to start, take a look at the Liverpool City Council website. The dedicated business area includes information about planning, finance and trading as well as details regarding licences and permits, grants, funding and business applications.
Liverpool is very much a powerhouse city with huge potential, and this is where Liverpool Vision comes into play. As the city’s economic development agency, the team provides businesses with the support and access to funding they need to grow.
Whether you’re looking for a £500 start-up loan or larger finance options, the MSIF various options to businesses in Liverpool and the surrounding areas. This independent organisation believes in local businesses and is dedicated to developing bespoke funding packages that works rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach.
Women’s Business Growth Advice and Support Merseyside
The ‘Women’s Growth Accelerator’ offers women in the Liverpool area the support they need to expand their businesses and reach their full potential. From developing a growth strategy and creating sales & marketing plans, to learning effective leadership skills and understanding Corporate Social Responsibility, dedicated advisers work with women to make their vision, a reality.
Andy MacGregor, from Face for Business, said, “Many people we’ve spoken with at netwoking events talk about business development and we were surprised by how many of them didn’t realise how much support there is out there for them. We believe that if they tap into some of the fantastic local resources available to them, they could start to see changes in the way they operate as well as building their reputations and profit margins. This is why we decided to create some helpful business directories.”
If you would like to find out how Face for Business’ telephone answering service could help your business, why not call us on 0333 323 1007 today and we would be very happy to talk about our packages. There is a pricing plan to suit every type and size of business. Discover more here.