SCR Launchpad Service

Growing Rural Enterprise run a free-to-use support service to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up and run successful new businesses in the Derbyshire Dales.

The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Derbyshire Dales District Council, and called the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Launchpad service.

It helps individuals thinking of starting a business, new businesses registered but not yet trading and businesses trading for up to 24 months who need help with their growth plans.

The overall aim of the service is to increase economic growth and job creation through fostering the development of new businesses able to survive longer term.

For the next two and a half years the service will offer both one-to-one, face-to-face advice as well as a programme of events and workshops to eligible clients across the district. Mentoring support will also be available through the main SCR Launchpad programme.

We are running two types of workshops both at our Head Office in Sudbury and other locations around the Derbyshire Dales. See below for details.

Rural Enterprise Development Workshops

Each three-hour workshop will help participants to identify ‘where they are now, where they want to go and how they are going to get there.’

Everyone will leave with an individual Business Development Plan with realistic and achievable action points.

A focused and targeted session for those who are thinking setting up a business, newly started enterprises and those who have been trading for a while (up to 2 years).

Please see our news section for dates and times.

Going for Growth Workshops

For young businesses of less than 2 years, who feel ready to grow and are considering employing people.

This three-hour workshop will help you to think about job roles within your organisation, delegating and motivating others, teambuilding, leadership skills, the stages of recruitment and making the process work for you. You will create templates for simple job descriptions, people profiles, and contracts of employment and learn effective interview and selection skills.

Please see our news section for dates and times.

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