Employers and the self-employed in Bourne and The Deepings can look forward to “a week of insight, inspiration and advice,” across the area next month.
Enterprise Week 2014 is being seen as one of the most important events geared to business growth and improvement ever held in South Kesteven which includes Bourne, Market Deeping and surrounding villages.
The week, from March 17 to 21, is being run by South Kesteven District Council in partnership with Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, Total Networking and Bourne Business Chamber.
Among the week’s highlights will be seminars, talks and networking events at Eventus Business Centre and The Stage Hotel, Market Deeping, and The Windmill Room, The Angel Hotel and Corn Exchange, all in Bourne.
Firms involved in Enterprise Week include Peterborough-based retailer Kiddicare.com, solicitors Sloan, Plumb and Wood, Grantham business marketing company The Video Whisperer and Lincoln business development specialists Grow My Profit.
Coun Frances Cartwright, South Kesteven District Council’s cabinet member for economic development, said: “The programme for Enterprise Week 2014 is wide, far-reaching and designed to help businesses at every stage of their development to benefit, grow and contribute to the local economy.”
Meanwhile, traders can have a free market in Grantham ahead of next month’s Enterprise Week, but only on a first-come-first-served basis.
South Kesteven District Council’s offer is for market day on Saturday March 15 when ten first time traders have the chance to turn a “hobby business from home” into a enterprise with a wider audience.
The Table to Trading offer comes with free liability insurance for March 15 and Coun Frances Cartwright, district council cabinet member for economic development, said: “We value our businesses and business growth within the district.
“This is just one way of helping new businesses get under way and one of many great opportunities as part of Enterprise Week.”
Firms in the Deepings and Bourne can also make use of a Business Support Project run by Paul Parkinson along with Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.
The free service offers 12 months of support to start-ups and small businesses and is backed by South Kesteven District Council.
Simon Beardsley, chief executive of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “We feel privileged to work with the team at South Kesteven and offer an improved package of support for businesses across Bourne and Market Deeping.”
For more details about the service, call 0300 300 0030.