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There are over 1.7m chartered accountants and students around the world − talented, ethical and committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable future. Over 150,000 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants. We train, develop and support each one of them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.

ICAEW Business Advice Service

Our ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) plays a vital role in the business support landscape, offering free advice and resourceful finance advice guides to start-ups and SMEs in thousands of locations across the UK.

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The Free Business Toolkit

Kent Libraries offers a wide range of resources for local businesses and entrepreneurs, The Free Business Toolkit. If you’re thinking of starting your own business, or want more help in growing your existing business, you can use your library card to access the COBRA database.

The Complete Online Business Reference Advisor (COBRA) is an encyclopaedia of practical information for anyone involved in setting up, running and managing a business enterprise. As a Kent library card holder, you can download or print documents for your own personal use, to help research, start up or run a business. No part of the product can be transmitted, promoted, referred to or linked to by any other means, including by email or on the internet, without written permission from COBRA. Remote access is restricted to 12 Business Information Briefings, 12 Business Opportunities Profiles, and 6 UK Market Synopsis a year. You can access the COBRA website in any Kent library or at home.

The Ask-a-Kent Librarian team are able to help with more specialist resources including company reports, credit checks on companies, and market intelligence reports.

Find out more here

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Mayall Management

We help organizations improve their performance. Ethical and authentic, genuinely passionate about what we do, dedicated to having fun while we do it.

What we can do for you:

• Executive Coaching and Board Interface
• Sustainable growth planning
• Business Mentoring
• CQC upskilling
• Strategic and operational advice and support
• Investigatory and Inspection Services
• PCAS and PBS services
• Organisational Development
• Audit advice
• Employment law expertise
• Performance Management
• Turnaround

Get in touch today — and start your business on a path to success.

Visit our Facebook page, call 07757 262380 or email berniemayall@gmail.com.


Great Business

Make your business a great business

When you run a business, you never have enough resource or time. Yet there’s a wealth of support and advice available through Government and agencies. And much of it is free. Many companies have already been on this journey. Learn from their experiences and stories. And join them in success.

For more information visit: http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/

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Kent Business Radio

The Business Bunker is a regular radio show discussing business, enterprise and entrepreneurship in the county of Kent, UK.

Each Tuesday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

For more information visit: http://www.kentbusinessradio.co.uk/

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Information Sources for Starting Up in Business

Finding the right information is a crucial part of both starting up and developing your

enterprise. This document contains details of a wide range of online databases, books,

directories, journals and websites all of which provide vital business start-up information

and advice.

For more information visit: http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/pdfs/startupinfo.pdf

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Kent 2020 Vision LIVE

Kent 2020 Vision LIVE is the largest business-to-business event in the South East, bringing together over 300 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors.

The event has become a key date in the Kent business calendar, building mutually profitable relationships between customers and local suppliers and connecting everyone that attends to opportunities, insights and inspiration that benefits them and their business.

For more information about the event visit: http://www.kent2020.co.uk/


Route Marketing

Starting or running a business can be tiring and extremely rewarding! Worrying about finances, premises, marketing your new venture, taking a sales enquiry, hitting deadlines and finding yourself constantly wearing different hats.

For more information visit: http://www.routemarketing.co.uk/free-business-review.aspx

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Canterbury College Business Solutions

Our Business and Apprenticeships solutions

At Canterbury College, we provide one of the widest ranges of education and skills solutions for businesses in the South East. Whether it’s a short one-day specialist course, a certified professional course or an Apprenticeship, we aim to deliver top quality skills training that will help your business achieve success. Our fee paying programmes are extremely competitively priced, but many programmes including apprenticeships may be part or even fully-funded depending on age. Furthermore, if you are 19 or over and want to study an applicable Level 3+ programme, you may be entitled to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or need more information, contact us via workhigher@eastkent.ac.uk and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

For more information visit: http://www.canterburycollege.ac.uk/work-higher/



Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) can provide information on employment matters for new start up organisations.

To find out more visit: http://www.acas.org.uk/