Glossop-based marketing company Fig Creative is helping to support the success of local start-up businesses by hosting a free business surgery where entrepreneurs can get practical advice to help launch their own businesses.
Taking place on Wednesday 28th January at Fig Creative’s offices on High Street West, the event will see a number of professionals on hand to offer advice and answer any questions from attendees about starting a business, whether it’s about grants, getting a website, bank accounts and HMRC registration or insurance liabilities.
In attendance will be Helen Pakpahan from High Peak Borough Council, Graham Elliott from Ridge Insurance and Becky Marsden from Fig Start, as well as a number of other local professionals from various sectors and organisations.
Helen Duncan, MD from Fig Creative said: “We’ve hosted a ‘starting up in business’ drop in session every January for the past six years and it always gets a good response. It’s not very often you can find all the industry experts you need in one room to answer all your questions so it’s a great opportunity.”
Helen added: “There are so many things you need to think about when you are starting up in business, suddenly you have lots of hats to wear and it can be very daunting, so getting the best local advice is critical to the best start.”
The free event takes place on Wednesday 28th January between 9am and 11am and anyone interested can drop in without making an appointment to ask the experts about a variety of subjects from VAT and tax implications to drawing up an effective business plan. Attendees can also pick up Fig Creative’s free High Peak Business Start-up Guide at the event or request a copy by calling 01457 857111 if they can’t make the session.
For more information about Fig Creative, visit www.figcreative.co.uk or call 01457 857111.