Active Business Club

The Active Business Group would like to offer SMB registered businesses, FREE three month membership to their Business Breakfast held at Boughton Golf Club, Brickfield Lane Boughton Nr Faversham ME13 9AJ every Tuesday, 7.15 – 8.30am. To book to attend, email: enquiries@activebusinessgroup.co.uk or Tel: 01795 500 399. For more information visit: www.activebusinessgroup.co.uk

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Small Business Boost

The Small Business Boost economic growth fund covers the Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet areas. It is funded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund scheme and managed by Kent County Council working in partnership other public and private sector partners. The scheme is part of the Expansion East Kent initiative.

The Small Business Boost scheme offers 0% interest loans between £2,000 and £50,000 to help start-ups, small businesses and social enterprises in the eligible areas, who are seeking to develop new or expand existing products or services, where these will lead to sustained employment.


You can apply for investment support from Small Business Boost if you meet the following criteria:

  • New business: Have you been in existence for less than 6 years?
  • Type: Are you a sole trader, partnership, limited company or a not-for-profit business located or seeking to locate in Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Shepway or Thanet ?
  • Amount: Are you seeking a loan between £2,000 and £50,000?
  • Size: Do you currently have fewer than 50 employees?
  • Location: Are you seeking to provide employment – either by creating or safeguarding jobs in Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Shepway or Thanet?
  • Dividends: Your business has not yet paid out a dividend.

Further details and how to apply


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Brilliant at Bookkeeping East Kent


At Brilliant at Bookkeeping East Kent we offer competitive prices and fixed monthly fees, so there are no hidden surprises.
We work with you to free up time to focus on making your business a success, providing you with a cost-effective and friendly accounting service.

For more information visit: https://plus.google.com/

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Facts and Figures Financial Planning

They have experience in dealing with micro, small, medium and large businesses in the area and support start up businesses to ensure they start on the right path with regard to financial advice. The governments Workplace Pension initiative (Auto enrolment) is a key area that new businesses need to address.

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

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Creative Connexions

Creative Connexions specialises in developing people, teams and businesses through a variety of interventions. We bring a range of expertise in: consultancy; recruitment and selection; training; coaching and mentoring; organisational development; management and leadership development to enable people to be more effective, realise their talent and maximise business performance.

For new start-ups, we provide an initial free coaching or mentoring session to provide a space for the business leader to think and explore ideas and concerns in a supportive and confidential environment.
Further sessions can be undertaken face to face or by phone/Skype with a 10% discount given to start-ups.

For more information visit: http://www.creativeconnexions.org.uk/


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Catriona Campbell – Creative Marketing Tourism Specialist

Catriona is offering 60 minute marketing makeover sessions in Whitstable in return for £40 donation to Tourism for All, a charity that aims to make holidays accessible to all – see www.tourismforall.org.uk.

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Fathom solutions Limited

My name is John Detheridge. I’m a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, and I run my own accountancy business, Fathom Solutions Limited.

Unlike other firms, my starting point is not the accounts and tax return. My starting point is this: how much help and support do you want from us all year round? How many meetings quarterly? Monthly? Weekly? Unlimited telephone and email support? Daytime, evenings, and weekends?

Based on what we both think you need, I will give you a fixed annual fee for that support. And that’s it. Fixed. No extra bill. Ever. And it will include preparing your accounts and tax return.

I call this being At Your Side, On Your Side for whatever purpose you need. Helping you to make your business a success. Helping to make the bank manager see your point of view. Helping your own managers and staff understand how their performance affects the business results. Giving you tax planning advice before it’s too late.

You can read about it on my website http://www.fathomonline.co.uk/

As a special offer for members of the StartMyBiz community, any business that signs up for a year will receive the first two months support free of charge.

If you are interested in this offer, please email me at john@fathomonline.co.uk or call my mobile 07450 047877.

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Canterbury HR

Canterbury HR provides advice and support to business on all aspects of employing staff.

Ensuring you comply with employment law isn’t easy, but we can assist throughout the process of hiring, managing staff and ending employment contracts. We can also help you maximise the potential of your staff with simple and effective techniques and, when conflicts arise at work, we can help you resolve them.

For new start-ups I can offer reduced cost support for the first year to help to get you going with your new staff.

Please call 07951 538757, email rachel@canterburyhr.com or visit our website http://canterburyhr.com/

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Pitman Training Canterbury

Pitman Training in Canterbury is the perfect place for you; we are part of the Pitman Training family, one of the most highly respected and recognised training organisations within the UK.

Situated in the heart of the historic town centre of Canterbury, our location is an ideal venue for individuals and businesses seeking high quality training in the local area, close to all transport links and local amenities. Although Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition it is also a modern and vibrant city.

Call us now on 01227 389686 for a free friendly, one-to-one chat with one of our team to see how we can help you achieve what you want out of life!

Find us at:

1 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NY.

For more information visit: http://canterbury.pitman-training.com/

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Angle Studios Limited

A strategic marketing, digital, branding and graphic design studio with an eclectic portfolio of clients from small local businesses, to blue chip, local authorities and national organisations. We’ll talk to anyone.

We offer the all round marketing package to get your business off the ground. Client’s references available upon request.

Get spotted.

Offers for members and new businesses include:

Free consultation

Brand/logo design £55.00 + VAT

1 page start up introductory website page including hosting £50.00 + VAT

20% off 4 – 10 page websites

Monthly installment plans available. Please ask for more details

Terms and conditions apply to offers.


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