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Business Support Resources

These pages contain all the information you need around the support services on offer to existing businesses, new investors to the area and start-ups in South Gloucestershire. Click here to download the Library Information Service PDF.

The council is working in partnership to provide workshops to businesses based in South Gloucestershire looking for support, or for new/prospective start-ups. For more information and to book your place on these free events, click on the relevant links below. Alternatively, contact the workshop providers for more information.

For a comprehensive list of Government business support interventions, please click on the Government Support link to the left of this page. Click here to calculate your business rates.

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Business management workshops delivered by Business Doctors | FT

Freedom & Value Builder Workshop – how to avoid the owners trap, 27 June 2017, 9am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Freedom Workshop – how to spend less time in your business, 13 September 2017, 9am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Leadership & Management Workshop – 19 October 2017, 9am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Leadership & Management Workshop – how to get more from your business, 18 January 2018, 9am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Email: paulneck@businessdoctors.co.uk for more details


Elevate your sales workshops delivered by Elevate your Business | FT

Elevate your sales skills and networking workshop – 23 June 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Elevate your sales skills and networking workshop – 29 September 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Elevate your sales skills and networking workshop – 24 November 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Elevate your sales skills and networking workshop – 12 January 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm @ BBSP


Introduction to social media for business owners delivered by Socialable 

Introduction to social media workshop – 28 June 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm @ BBSP

Introduction to social media workshop – 15 September 2017, 9:30m-12:30pm @ BBSP

Introduction to social media workshop – 1 December 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm @ BBSP 

Introduction to social media workshop – 9 March 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm @ BBSP 


SGBF Annual Breakfast | FT

Thursday 5 July 2017 | BBSP | 7.30am-9.30am

This year’s theme is innovation, we have an expert panel of local businesses – meet our business support providers too

Email: business@southglos.gov.uk to register your place


Business growth workshops delivered by Cool Ventures | FT

Strategy and Business Planning workshop – 12 & 19 July 2017, 9am-1pm @ BBSP

Strategy and Business Planning workshop – 28 November & 5 December 2017, 9am-1pm @ BBSP

Email: roger.wilkins@coolventures.co.uk for more details


Business start-up workshops delivered by Cool Ventures | FT

Introduction to Business workshop – 22 May 2017, 6pm-9pm @ BBSP

Introduction to Business workshop – 17 July 2017, 6pm-9pm @ BBSP

Introduction to Business workshop – 13 November 2017, 6pm-9pm @ BBSP

Introduction to Business workshop – 5 February 2018, 6pm-9pm @ BBSP

Email: roger.wilkins@coolventures.co.uk for more details


GetSet for Growth 

Marketing Strategies for Growth – 19 July 2017, 10am-11:30am @ Royal Oak House

Business Finance Principles – 27 July 2017, 10am-12pm @ Royal Oak House

Destination Success – 10 August 2017, 10am-11:30am @ Royal Oak House

Marketing Strategies for Growth – 24 August 2017, 10am-11:30am @ Royal Oak House

Business Finance Principles – 31 August 2017, 10am-12pm @ Royal Oak House


Women’s business networking event delivered by Red Door Coaching & Training | FT

Email: linda@reddoorcoachingandtraining.co.uk or tracy@reddoorcoachingandtraining.co.uk for more details


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