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:
- Cultural barriers
Challenges with cross-cultural communication, especially for businesses looking to expand into international markets.
- 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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Connecting businesses to support in Harrogate
Businesses in Harrogate have welcomed free drop-in days which are connecting them to support and friendly, local business advice specialists.
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28th April 20239:00 am - 10:00 amFREE
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Join Professor Jeff Gold online to find out why Horizon Scanning is an important tool to master for your Social Enterprise, and how it can improve your resilience and prepare you for future changes.
22nd May 20233:30 pm - 5:30 pmFREE
22 May - Social & private partnership development networking
This networking event will bring together private and social organisations so they can find out more about each organisation's needs and work together to solve some of our social and economic issues.
18th April 20239:00 am - 5:00 pmFREE
18 Apr - Harrogate Co-Lab: Business Support Drop-In Session
This free drop-in service based in Harrogate can help answer your questions and direct you to relevant business support, resources and programmes.
Glossary of Climate Change Terms for Businesses
A free digital glossary defining the key climate change terms relevant to businesses, to help you understand and engage with sustainability resources and support.
2022 Seminar Recordings
We have recently hosted a programme of in-person seminars and other events, some of which were professionally recorded and can now be viewed on our website.
Seminar Recording : Access to finance: Funding growth
This workshop will provide guidance on cost based pricing, calculating your costs before deciding an appropriate margin, as well as covering market based pricing asking questions such as: What value do you add? What are you worth? How do you position yourself?