Starting a business

Starting up your own business can be daunting but LEAP is here for you. And it’s free!

If you have a business idea, or are in the early stages of starting up your enterprise, contact LEAP. The team will listen and talk to you about your idea and plans to make sure you get the right business advice.  

Looking for advice on running or growing an existing business? See how we can help you here
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How LEAP can help you

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Start-up workshops

87% of businesses fail in their first year of trading if they do not receive business support. It is crucial when starting up your business you get impartial advice from experts. Our one-day workshop is designed to give you all the basics you need to run a successful business including the key guidelines to writing a good business plan, managing cash flow, marketing skills and how to meet your legal obligations.

1-2-1 Business Advice

With over 35 years of experience our business mentors have seen it all and have a range of specialisms. So regardless of whether you need to discuss your next business idea, looking to expand or need guidance on any area of your business we will be able to help.

Social media training

Social media is becoming increasingly important to businesses of all sizes as customers increasingly look at a business online before deciding whether to buy. Our 1-2-1 training includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. We will analyse what you are doing well, areas that need improvement and show you how to do it! And if you don’t have a social media presence, we will help get you online!

Business networking

Often it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and people like to do business with people they know and trust. Networking allows you to stand out and make an impact. We are hosting regularly networking events to help you meet new contacts, clients and business leads.

Referrals to other support agencies

Are you looking for financing through loans and grants? Maybe you are looking to expand or move into the area? We work with other support agencies to get you the best advice and support.

Find out from local businesses how LEAP has helped them

To be eligible to receive this support you must be 18 years old and over and live or run a business in the Lewes District.

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