Wakefield Council is joining a growing number of local authorities coming together to help and celebrate small businesses.
Small Business Saturday takes place on 7th December 2013, the busiest shopping day of the year. The initiative encourages shoppers to support local small businesses.
To coincide with this the Council are holding the Wakefield Enterprise Show. This aims
to provide FREE business advice for anyone thinking of starting a business or anyone who needs a bit of extra help and advice improving their small business.
The event is part of the Wakefield Business Support Programme, an initiative aimed at supporting local small businesses. It will take place on Wednesday, 11th December between 10.00am and 5.00pm in the Cathedral Precinct, Wakefield, where business advisers will be on hand as well as representatives from key partners, including ourselves with a stand for the Chamber and one for the West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency (WYEA).
We exist to support businesses withing Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield through member benefits. The WYEA is our sister company who assist new and start up businesses through workshops and our mentoring scheme.
Ourselves and a range of other business support organisations will be there to offer advice and support in their specialist field at this FREE event.
A series of Enterprise Clubs are also held as part of the Wakefield Business Support Programme. The clubs offer free, tailored business advice to anyone who is interested in setting up their own business in the Wakefield district.
They provide a place where people can meet, share ideas and receive expert advice and support. Services include free business advice, advice on sources of finance, information on relevant experts, advice on further business training, general business advice and help in finding premises.
Clubs are held fortnightly from South Elmsall, Ryhill & Havercroft, Kinsley & Fitzwilliam, Pontefract, Wakefield city centre, Castleford, Featherstone and Hemsworth.
For more information on the Wakefield Business Support Programme visit the website to find your nearest club or contact 01924 306008.