Always here when you need us

Being in business can be a lonely place, there is a million things to do and ultimately it all comes down to you making the right decisions at the right time with a sprinkling of luck along the way!

With so much pressure you may feel overwhelmed at times and that is where the right support network becomes invaluable.

Be a part of our future

Your membership is so much more than networking. You will have direct access to so many talented and knowledgeable people all wanted to help you become more successful.

Our contacts in the local education community can help nurture a capable workforce and also help with your development. We are passionate about helping our communities’ youngsters turn into stars of the future. Click the images below to find out more.

Support to help you start or grow your business

When you are ready to start or grow your business it can be hard to know where to turn. There are so many support agencies that the search for help can be time consuming.

Take a look at the list below for a good place to start.

D2N2 Growth Hub – Our local growth hub advisor Alison North is a regular attendee at Breakfast meetings and is only and email or a phone call away. Regardless of your business needs, you can guarantee that they will be able to advise you on the best available support in the area.

NBV – Thinking about starting your own business? NBV offer 3 day training courses to help you learn the in’s and out’s and give you the information you need to decide if it’s right for you. Once you have completed the programme, you will also have access to a business mentor for 12 months.

Ashfield District Council – If you live in the Ashfield area, the district council provide access to business advice on their website and you can arrange a 30-minute consultation. Not only this, they also have a dedicated LinkedIn group of local business owners.

Mansfield District Council – Mansfield business residents will find a wealth of support information from local property searches, through to grant finding tools. There is also a dedicated email address for you to get in touch for business support.

Nottingham Trent University – Businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from support from the university. From start up advice through to high tech testing, NTU may be the place for you to go!

 

Sources of Business funding

We often find that the question on business owners lips is ‘How can I get some financial support?’

You have probably heard of grant funding, business loans, venture capital, angel investment and crowd funding. These are all viable options depending on the type of business you have. The key to success in all of these avenues is preparation. Business plans, solid structures, understanding the conditions and eligibility criteria can make all the difference.

See the list below for sources of support and finance:

NBVGrants for new business and growth grants available until the end of March 2022.

Mansfield District Council – Various grants available depending on the stage of business and needs. You can also access the Grant Finder portal on the website. This searches through all sources of funding.

D2N2 – Advisors can provide further information and advise of eligibility criteria.

Gov.uk – There is a handy search tool on the governments own website to help you find the finance you need, from grants to business loans.

British Business Bank – The site has a wealth of information on support. For local guidance please contact Lewis Stringer, Senior Relationship Manager here 

X-Forces – If you or a member of your family served in the British Armed Forces, there may be additional sources of funding available. Take a look to learn more.

Angel Investment Network – The AIN provides a platform for you to create your pitch once and then share it with their bank of investors looking for the right opportunities.

Crowdfunder – This platform allows you to raise finance or sell to early adopters to raise the finance you need to fund your idea or products.

Your bank – All high street banks will have a business/ commercial banking sector. Take a look at your providers website for further information.

Building a better future for our region

To support you and your company’s growth we tirelessly work to promote businesses just like yours so that we can attract inward investment by showing Mansfield and Ashfield is a great place to do business. 

We have attracted over a million pounds for the region to improve the infrastructure, transport links and health and education hubs.

We do all this to make our region a better place to grow your business and become even more successful.

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Championing local businesses

Part of the organisations remit is to lobby for better investment and improvements in our region.
We are the voice of the business community but need your help to drive positive change in our region. To get involved you can attend a forum meeting, email your concerns, or take part in one of our regular business growth surveys.
We work to influence local / regional government and key decision makers in the region to highlight areas of concern and promote our region as a great place to invest and become a part of our success story.


Part of the organisations remit is to lobby for better investment and improvements in our region.
We are the voice of the business community but need your help to drive positive change in our region. To get involved you can attend a forum meeting, email your concerns, or take part in one of our regular business growth surveys.
We work to influence local / regional government and key decision makers in the region to highlight areas of concern and promote our region as a great place to invest and become a part of our success story.


Can we help?
Share in our history

For over 30 years we have been serving our region by helping local businesses just like yours become the best version of themselves possible. By joining you will be following in the footsteps of some of the region’s biggest success stories and we would be delighted for you to start the same journey with us.
You can expect as much support as you need from our excellent community who all help and support each other through the good times and the bad.


For over 30 years we have been serving our region by helping local businesses just like yours become the best version of themselves possible. By joining you will be following in the footsteps of some of the region’s biggest success stories and we would be delighted for you to start the same journey with us.
You can expect as much support as you need from our excellent community who all help and support each other through the good times and the bad.


What do you need?
Forever learning

You will have access to an online business community that will give you a voice in shaping your local communities. You will also have access to people to help you with business development and advice.

We offer regular courses to help you increase your skills in key areas of your business. Leadership, management, finance, sales and marketing, health and safety are all covered and as a member they are all available to you when you need them.


You will have access to an online business community that will give you a voice in shaping your local communities. You will also have access to people to help you with business development and advice.

We offer regular courses to help you increase your skills in key areas of your business. Leadership, management, finance, sales and marketing, health and safety are all covered and as a member they are all available to you when you need them.


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The best medicine for your business

The Mansfield and Ashfield business club will give you access to the help you need when you need it and as well as all that support, it will also provide learning and marketing opportunities that will help give you that shot in the arm all businesses sometimes need.

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