Business Innovation & Funding

Innovation should be an accessible goal for businesses of all sizes and does not always have to revolve around technology.

There are many ways in which businesses can think creatively about how they adapt to the rapidly evolving needs and tastes of their audience.

However, businesses are often restricted by a lack of finance, resources, time or know-how to get ideas off the ground. Plus, unpredictable world events such as COVID-19 and the EU Exit, can make it difficult for businesses to think about innovation right now.

Our growth managers can work with you to refine your plans and, with strong links to partner organisations and educational establishments, help you find a route through any barriers that you may be facing.

We can help with:

  • Structural barriers
    Tackling natural or tactical barriers that arise preventing new entry into your market.

  • Financial Barriers
    Wanting to make change but lacking the funds to accomplish these goals

  • Business communication 
    Improving internal and external practices and reducing errors by sharing information in the right way.

Find out more about Innovation

To find out more about how we can help with Business Innovation just get in touch.

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29th November 2022FREE

York & Harrogate Business Support Programme : Tourism Business Booster Marketing Planning 2023

With multiple dates in York and Harrogate, these fully funded workshops will help businesses involved in the tourism sector to plan for 2023, with Martin Evans of The Tourism Business. Benefit from dedicated group coaching with this fully funded tourism business booster for hospitality businesses in York & Harrogate.

29th November 20222:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE

29 November - Ian Walker - Importance of Good Numbers

In this session, Ian Walker of Ian Walker & Co. Chartered Accountants will consider why having a tight grasp on your numbers and trading performance is important. Not only historic results but also on projection and budgets. He will detail how to compile such figures and how to interpret them, and also touch upon how good financials (numbers) leads to better decision making.