Get Started, Keep Going

Get Started, Keep Going with COMBEbusiness

Do you dream of being your own boss? Do you have a skill you could develop into a business? Do you want to grow an existing business? Do you have ambitions but are not sure where to start?

COMBEbusiness can help you to start in self-employment or establish your own business.

Get Started, Keep Going is a programme of training, support and advice for anyone in business in the Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe area of North Devon comprising:

  • Start-up – one-to one, confidential mentoring and advice sessions to help you through all the steps necessary to start, grow or transform your business. Contact us on 07971 176044 for details and to make your first appointment.
  • Develop – group workshops providing practical training on many day-to-day aspects of running your business, eg business planning, marketing, public relations, retail, sales.  Workshops are scheduled in response to the specific needs of local businesses.
  • Lifeline – confidential help for businesses in difficulty. If you have business problems with no obvious solution, now you can talk these issues through in confidence with a ‘buddy’. Whether it’s dealing with statutory bodies, finance or any other issues, support is at hand. If we can’t help directly, we will help you find someone who can.

Mary Portas Funding

Starting in October 2013 we are focusing half of Ilfracombe’s £10,000 Mary Portas funding to provide mentoring and training for town centre businesses. To find out more call 07971 176044.

We are looking to obtain further funding to provide training and mentoring for all businesses in the area.


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