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Digital support available

We’re helping Torbay businesses stay connected with their customers. Make sure your business can be found both online or offline and benefit from Maybe*, a new fully funded digital program for Torbay’s high street businesses.If you’re reopening your business, consider communicating with your customers via your Social Media channels. Let your customers know if you

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South West Business Break April issue

We have just hit the send button on our April newsletter; a monthly round up of the latest business news for Torbay, Devon and Somerset. Our newsletter includes information on new support services, grant funding, local success stories, advice, information and dates for your diary. Not yet signed up to receive our newsletter? –  no

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Santander funded work experience opportunities

Funded internships and work experience initiatives are now available via a partnership between Santander and the University of Plymouth.Through this brand-new scheme, SMEs have the opportunity to host a current student or recent graduate, who will help the business with a small project and other associated tasks, over a condensed experience. Find out more

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Advance your business to the next level

SMART SKILLS supports small and medium-sized businesses across Devon to upskill their workforce with access to no-cost training solutions.Upskilling your workforce can strengthen business resilience and improve efficiency, performance and profitability.SMART SKILLS is delivered through a range of quality SMART Partners who offer flexible training solutions from short courses to full higher-level qualifications. Find out more

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New Virtual High Street Guide

High Street Businesses across Torbay are being urged to sign up to a new, free suite of digital support through Maybe*. This support gives businesses the tools to improve social media output, allows high streets to be more discoverable online and enables businesses to reward loyal customers through local rewards.Find out more

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Help to grow your business

Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. Help to grow: Management offers a development programme that could help to improve business performance and growth potential. Help

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Government Announces New Community Renewal Fund

A fund of £200 million has been announced by the Government for projects that can support Economic Regeneration. Lead authorities, including Torbay, Devon and Somerset County Council are inviting bids from communities, services providers and organisations, that are aligned to the four priority themes and local priorities: Investment in skills Investment in local business Investment

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Restart grants now ready for applications

Businesses are able to apply for the new government restart grant to help those that were required to close, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.The Restart Grant scheme supports rate paying businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors. These grants are available to help businesses get back on their feet,

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