Business advice and learning

You can visit our business pages for all the usual business information.

You can sign up to our business newsletter for further updates.

Free advice for businesses

Backing Essex Business is fully funded by Essex County Council and delivered by the Let's Do Business Group. All Essex businesses are eligible for 12 hours of free advice.

Business Essex, Southend and Thurrock (BEST) Growth Hub can help you identify programmes, initiatives and funding you can access.

Essex Chambers of Commerce offers local advice and support.

Colbea is offering free advice and support to all Essex businesses.

Business organisations

There are a number of business organisations to support you, including:

Business training and webinars

Visit the University of Essex and ACAS sites for business training and webinars in response to coronavirus.

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a National Careers Service Skills Toolkit offering access to free digital and numeracy courses for individuals who have been furloughed and want to learn new skills, who are out of work and want to improve their CV, or those who just want to improve their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.

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