Business support and advice

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Are you an existing business that would like FREE initial guidance and support from a business adviser on:

  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Exporting
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Finance and Accounting
  • People Management
  • Operations and Processes
  • Innovation
  • Customers
  • and much more

To book a one-to-one appointment with a Business Adviser please complete the online Business Adviser Appointment form, as places are limited or for more information, please contact the Inward Investment and Business Engagement Service

Please note: The business adviser will provide impartial, independent support and advice to help you address the challenges and issues facing your business.

This initial support is fully funded by Cheshire East Council, so there is no cost for this service.

FindIt Cheshire and Warrington

FindIt is a new business-to-business marketplace for the Cheshire and Warrington area. The portal offers businesses free membership and instant access to local contacts, suppliers and business opportunities via e-mail alerts. Each company also has access to a customised mini-site and this is complemented by a range of other functions including listings of business events in the area, the latest news for local businesses and valuable support and advice services provided by local, regional and national organisations.

If you would like to register your business, please go to FindIt Cheshire and Warrington

Enterprising Macclesfield

Enterprising Macclesfield is a new initiative developed and delivered by the people of Macclesfield for the benefit of the local area.  It provides a structured support programme to ensure that businesses have initial guidance and coaching support to help them progress, and signposting to  funding information and other key regional and national support organisations to help start-up,  social and commercial enterprises succeed.

For further information on initiative, please visit Enterprising Macclesfield

Great Britain campaign

The GREAT Britain campaign is a partnership between private enterprise and Government to highlight support for businesses aspiring to succeed and to encourage entrepreneurial spirit. The campaign wants to encourage you to take the leap to start up a business or grow your existing one – develop your ideas, write your business plan, employ more staff or start exporting.

The campaign can help you make your business idea happen. Whether you’re looking to test your ideas, or develop your financial and planning skills, it can give you the support and inspiration you are looking for and also provides links to key business support tools, highlighting top tools available from Government agencies and a whole range of providers.

For further details on the campaign, please visit the Business is Great website

Export advice

Open to Export is a community driven service for small and medium sized businesses, looking for support to export from the UK. The service is delivered by hibu (formerly Yell Group), in partnership with UK Trade and Investment.

Please note: All the information, answers, advice and articles on the Open to Export site are contributed by users, the community and key partners.

The Enterprise Europe Network North West

The Enterprise Europe Network offers European specific advice and support for small and medium sized enterprises to help transfer technology to Europe or find business partners, and operates in 51 countries and across nearly 600 partner organisations.