Business support is available from MENTA whose mission is to help established small businesses to grow and expand and bring increased prosperity and job prospects to the eastern region.
To achieve this aim MENTA continues to ensure that start-ups and people who are thinking of setting up their own business receive the best information, advice and skills to ensure they succeed and grow.
MENTA provides free business skills training and workshops across Suffolk and Norfolk to people who are thinking of starting a business, or who have been in business less than 12 months and would like to re-focus. Their Start Right programme of three, four-hour workshops provide concise and detailed information on subjects such as business planning, successful marketing, book keeping and self-assessment.
Jo Garden of MENTA commented, “The Start Right programme has been completed by more than 400 delegates. At least 200 of them have taken the plunge into self-employment. All our workshop tutors have been self-employed, so understand the roller coaster ride. We meet people from all age groups and backgrounds and the relaxed format of the workshops allows valuable networking whilst also gaining expert advice.”
“The sessions are funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The long-term aim is to produce more employment opportunities and wealth to the eastern counties.”