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Sources of advice for businesses

The Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme provides free support to eligible organisations in Suffolk and Norfolk to help them become more energy efficient. BEE has a limited pot of European funding to support participating businesses to implement the next generation of energy efficiency measures. Register your interest:
01473 350370

Business Library, located within the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library in The Forum. It houses a large collection of business directories, market research reports, periodicals, newspapers, company information, guides to business and company law and more.

Jobcentre Plus helps employers to fill their vacancies.
01603 248700

MENTA provides free, impartial business advice meetings at Norwich Library suitable for both established businesses ambitious to grow and start-ups. Book your place.

Free business skills training for people who want to be their own boss or have a start-up less than 12 months old, are available, regularly at two Norwich locations. For full details the Menta website.

New Anglia Growth Hub
Growing or starting a business? New Anglia Growth Hub advisers can help. Micro Grants Scheme has grants from £1,000 to £10,000 for established and growing micro, small or medium sized business.

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership is calling for local businesses to apply for a grant between £1,000 and £25,000.
0300 3336536

NWES provides professional advice and training to existing business and individuals wanting to set up in business. It can provide bursaries and loans as well as managed workspace in Norwich and across the county.
01603 628715

Open to Export is the Government supported free, online community for UK companies looking to grow internationally. It brings together experts from across the private sector and government agencies to help small and medium sized UK businesses successfully enter international markets.

The Prince's Trust is a national charity offering practical solutions to help young people to 'get their life working'. The trust offers a variety of programmes to help develop confidence and skills, as well as providing finance and other help to those considering starting a business.
01603 306192

UnLtd provides funding and support to individuals within the Norwich City Council area who wish to become social entrepreneurs and set up a social enterprise.
0207 5661100