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Libraries help bring business ideas to life at this challenging time

North Yorkshire Libraries are supporting economic renewal following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic by making information and resources freely available to businesses and individuals. Library members can access free online resources to help them to seek work or plan a new business. COBRA, the Complete Business Reference Advisor, is ideal for anyone thinking about changing career or becoming their own boss. It covers 600 small business trades and professions […]

todayMarch 6, 2021 6

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A free six week business support programme is being launched this month to help small businesses across Hambleton. Administered by the District Council - and run by business transformation agency, Insight with Passion - the programme follows on from a series of workshops at the end of 2020. It aims to help customer facing businesses, such as those in retail and hospitality, survive, thrive and begin to recover from the […]

todayFebruary 5, 2021 1

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Two new grants aimed at Richmondshire businesses closed as a result of the current lockdown restrictions are now available. The District Council launches the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum: 5 January onwards (LRSG (C) A) and the Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) today (Jan 27). They are added to the suite of grants set up to help businesses and organisations through the coronavirus pandemic. The new Government grants cover […]

todayJanuary 27, 2021 6

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Superfast broadband access for 15,000 more homes and businesses

An additional 15,830 homes and businesses in North Yorkshire will be able to connect to superfast broadband thanks to the latest phase of the Superfast North Yorkshire programme. The majority of residents will get access at more than 100Mbps with an aspiration for all 15,830 to receive over 100Mbps by the end of the programme. North Yorkshire County Council and its wholly-owned company, NYnet, have awarded the contract to deliver […]

todayDecember 8, 2020

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Hambleton businesses are being invited to a free masterclass to learn more about how to develop and survive the coronavirus pandemic. The three hour session for customer facing businesses – especially those in retail and hospitality – has been added to a series of free online workshops taking place next month which are focusing on the challenges Christmas 2020 is going to bring. Hambleton District Council is bringing in Insight […]

todayNovember 3, 2020 4