Business Networking & Support Session – Ditchling and surrounding area – 26th March 7pm to 8.30pm

Rural communities across East Sussex are full of small businesses and enterprises many run by a single person, often from home or a small business facility.

Running a business or developing an idea into a business can be challenging, particularly when doing so on your own. Complying with regulations and rules can be overwhelming and scary, and many businesses aren’t sustainable or don’t grow as their owners wish, often because identifying and accessing cost-effective support is seen as difficult, expensive or not a valuable use of their time.

This event seeks to respond to help respond to these challenges by providing a forum for local people to come together and explore both specific and general business issues, but also to hear about the wide range of FREE business support on offer to assist people in growing their business and running it effectively.

Who is this event for?

  • Anyone who already runs a small business, especially those who are self-employed or who work from home, ranging from a window-cleaner or plumber through to high-tech manufacturing firm.
  • Anyone who is starting or is thinking about starting their own business.
  • Anyone seeking access to FREE impartial advice and guidance or any aspect of running a business.
  • Anyone who would like to meet and engage with other local business people.

More about the event

The event will take place at Ditchling Village Hall, Lewes Road, Ditchling BN6 8TT between 7.00pm and 8.30pm.

The session has 2 main elements:

1. A friendly, informal networking session where local people involved in running businesses have the opportunity to meet and chat to each other, hopefully identifying new clients and suppliers, as well as exploring any collective challenges or issues.

2. A speaker from our project partners at the Lets Do Business Group who will provide a short summary of the wide range of FREE business support being offered to participants, including a business triage service and up to 12 hours of comprehensive 1-2-1 support.

To find out more or to register an interest in attending please click here.

For further information, please contact:

Simon Kiley
Policy and Communications  Officer at Action in rural Sussex
(01273) 407326

“Supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.”