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Free business start-up workshops

Fully funded by Eastbourne Borough Council, Edeal run free Business Start-up Workshops for residents thinking of starting a business in Eastbourne.

Workshops are a full day and focus on specific business start-up topics giving delegates the essential skills they need to set-up and grow a successful enterprise.

Remaining Workshop dates for 2017 are Tuesday 12 September and Thursday 7 December.
For more information or to book visit

http://www.edeal.org.uk/news/free-business-start-up-workshops-in-eastbourne-.php or call 01323 641144. Booking is essential.

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Free business management seminar

Free business seminar on Tuesday 19 September 9.30am-12.30pm explaining the vital elements of effective Business Management to help you take your business to the next level. 

The developer of Pacific House, Seachange Sussex, is offering delegates a tour of the building after the seminar.

Visit www.pro-actions.com/events to book your free place.

Growing your business internationally

Sussex Chamber of Commerce is working in partnership with East Sussex County Council to bring you 4 key International Trade events. Be prepared to learn about new opportunities in high growth emerging markets and the export support you can access to help your business grow internationally. These events will give you practical advice, invaluable resources and the contacts needed to grow your business, and begin the next step of your export journey.

Following a recent survey these events have been tailored to suit businesses needs. Whether you’re a novice and looking at the export markets or an expert and wish to explore new markets, our events will help you take your business to the next level.

• Learn about the opportunities in high growth markets

• Be better equipped to break down barriers

• Be better prepared to expand your business

Implications of Brexit on International Trade - Friday 8th September 2017 at the Hastings Centre.

E-commerce Worldwide - Monday 6th November 2017 at Buxted Park, Uckfield.

International Payment Security - Wednesday 17th January 2018 at The View, Eastbourne.

Logistics & Freight Forwarding - Tuesday 6th March 2018 at Dale Hill Golf Club, Wadhurst.

All events will take place from 8am to 11am. Fee £10.00 + VAT. To book your place ring 01444 259 259. For more information: www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/events

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Don’t let a lack of funding stop your dreams from taking off... South East Business Boost (SEBB)

If you have a small to medium-size business (SME) or are a start-up based in East Sussex, SEBB could help fund a wide range of capital items to help increase sales, improve productivity and boost profitability.
•  £1,000 and £10,000 grants    
•  Funding for up to 30% of the total cost of a wide range of eligible capital items
•  It could be anything from new equipment and machinery to new technology and processes.
•  If it helps your business grow you could potentially reclaim 30% of the total cost up to our maximum grant of £10,000.    

For more information: www.businesseastsussex.org.uk/south-east-business-boost/