Sup­port group grows as more and more join

Bath Chronicle - - BUSINESS -

The num­ber of busi­nesses en­rolled on a sup­port pro­gramme which of­fers free expert busi­ness ad­vice to grow­ing firms, has more than dou­bled in the last six months. More than 250 busi­nesses have now joined the Bath and North East Som­er­set Busi­ness Sup­port Pro­gramme de­liv­ered by the busi­ness growth con­sul­tancy Cool Ven­tures. This com­pares with 100 firms on the scheme back in March. Cool Ven­tures has ap­pointed a client co-or­di­na­tor, Laura Lewis, to help sup­port the grow­ing num­bers of busi­nesses on the pro­gramme which ben­e­fit from expert coach­ing and ac­cess to work­shops on busi­ness plan­ning, fi­nance, mar­ket­ing and man­age­ment. She will also use her mar­ket­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to help pro­mote the ben­e­fits of pro­gramme, which was launched last sum­mer. Cool Ven­tures di­rec­tor Sue Marchant said the suc­cess of the pro­gramme meant there was a need for more sup­port and wel­comed Laura to the team. She added: “Her ap­point­ment will al­low more en­trepreneurs and small busi­nesses to take ad­van­tage of the expert ad­vice on offer.” For more in­for­ma­tion about the free busi­ness sup­port of­fered con­tact Cool Ven­tures on 01225 580850 or email info@cool­ven­

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