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Building resilient businesses – overcoming the effects of the Covid lockdown

We’re adapting the ‘Grow Your Business’ programme to the needs of small businesses in east London during this challenging period. Our ‘Building Resilient Businesses’ programme is all about overcoming the loss of trade that the Covid lockdown has caused for so many local businesses.

This is a 1 month intensive series of expert workshops designed for those looking to reopen and relaunch after having suffered from Covid-related loss of trade. As usual, we’re focusing on businesses that are operating in, or creating opportunities in east London, including Waltham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets and of course our home base of Hackney!

Due to kick off in August

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Applications are now open for mentors to register their interest as well, if you feel you can support this programme. Please enter your details here or email Programme Manager, Alex Potter at:

The Offer

Virtual sessions

1 month of dedicated support

Workshops delivered by experts and tailored to COVID-19 challenges

Built around your business needs

Peer-to-peer support

Completely free

What will the programme cover?

A number of workshops (approximately two per week) will be delivered virtually, covering areas of business such as HR, Legals, Finance and Strategy. These will be tailored to focus on the challenges faced by small businesses that have suffered from Covid-related loss of trade, or impacted in other ways. We’ll walk you through mitigating risk, accessing Covid-related grants & support, furloughed staff, cashflow issues and ensuring your business can still be found online – and of course lots more! Every session is designed to address how you might overcome the effects of the lockdown and re-launch for your community – in the best way possible.

Who are we looking for?

Anyone running a business locally in that has been affected by Covid-19

Open to all types of businesses; though with a primary focus on hospitality & retail businesses - however, you could be running a market stall, a local garage or photography business!

Sound like you?

Due to kick off in August

Apply now

Still have questions?

Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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