Need help to plan for re-starting your business?
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Alchemy programme is an important source of support for businesses in the borough.
During the ongoing pandemic, it has been there to help and advise during these most difficult and challenging times for our local economy.
Council officers and consultant mentors on the programme have responded to almost 300 enquiries. Initially the programme focused on telephone consultations, providing guidance to help businesses implement the requirements of lockdown, including furloughing staff and managing finances.
Now, the Alchemy programme is launching a Recovery Mentoring package to help businesses plan for recovery in the coming weeks and months.
Working in partnership with Invest Northern Ireland, the package of support will offer up to three days of FREE one-to-one recovery mentoring providing support and guidance to help businesses with:
· Emergency cash flow, liquidity and new supply chains
· Guidance and direction to government support, and help in applying, if relevant
· Planning for re-starting with new processes, eg social distancing measures
· Looking at new products and services
· Examining resource requirements and HR needs and contracts
· Using technology to do business in new ways, eg online selling
For more information or to apply for support, please go to www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/work/business-recovery
If you are already open for business make sure to register for free on our interactive map. This resource is part of our online community hub so please make sure to add your details so the public is aware of the services that you offer at this time. Sign up now at www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/open-for-business
We are also pledging to support our businesses who wish to get online through our Digital Causeway Programme. Find out more by going to www.digitalcauseway.org
For further information go to www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/covid19 and follow the link to Business Support.