4 kick-ass resources for business support in Surrey

Starting a new business is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. Keeping one going, even more so. Luckily, there are many low to no cost business resources that you can take advantage of in Surrey - if you know where to look! Check out The Inspiration Space roundup of 4 kick-ass resources for FREE and low-cost business support in Surrey.

StartUp Woking by WokingWorks

January 2019 sees the re-launch of the StartUp Woking programme by WokingWorks, a business advisory programme that links the Business Liaison Team from Woking Borough Council with businesses of all sizes based in Woking.

Over the past five years, StartUp Woking has supported over 300 businesses, and the new StartUp Woking business club will connect ambitious small business owners with FREE high-quality business education, digital skills training, mentorship, 1:1 support and connection to a vibrant entrepreneurial community, all which are critical to sustainable business growth.

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Surrey Chamber of Commerce

Surrey Chamber of Commerce is the largest independent not-for-profit business support and networking organisation in Surrey. They support businesses of all sizes and run regular FREE 1:1 clinics in Surrey Heath and Elmbridge.

The highly experienced advisors can support you on everything from writing a business plan to market research and internationalisation/export.

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The Inspiration Space

The Inspiration Space bridges the gap between larger organisations like WokingWorks and Surrey Chambers of Commerce and more traditional networking groups to create an affordable support system for small businesses, freelancers and start-ups based around Surrey.

With monthly networking meet-ups, practical workshops and a private online community where virtual brainstorms, business clinics and live Q & A’s take place, The Inspiration Space connects soloprenuers in Surrey to a vibrant network of specialist support, inspiration and peer-to-peer mentorship.

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Surrey Hills Enterprise

Surrey Hills Enterprises works with local businesses to support the rural economy and to promote, protect and enhance the beautiful Surrey Hills. Perfect for businesses who work within rural enterprise, food and drink, some of Surrey’s most prominent business owners are members, including Simon Whalley, Executive Director of Birtley House and Ian McCulloch, founder of Silent Pool Distillery.

Membership is awarded to any organisation, business or charity operating within the Surrey Hills or within a 6 mile radius in Surrey and who wish to support Surrey Hills Enterprises and the local area. Members who meet additional criteria have the opportunity to be awarded The Trade Mark Surrey Hills, which is issued under license and is a mark of quality and local provenance.

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