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We received this great testimonial from a STANTA client who has recently completed 12 hours of free advice and training. “The Herts Start up Programme has been invaluable in helping me on my journey to start a new business. The approach is very focused with high quality, real-world experience from some excellent presenters at the Workshops and Business […]
If you’re a talented and dedicated female entrepreneur, it’s time your achievements were celebrated! And there are few better ways to show everyone just what a successful business you have built up than being a finalist or a recipient of an industry award. Here are 5 reasons to enter the Best Business Women Awards and […]
Branding that’s instantly understood and immediately recognisable will help your company to succeed. But what’s the secret of a strong brand identity? Here I’ll reveal five ways in which you can create a brand identity that really stands out in the market.
March and April were record months for STANTA, with 35 Herts Start Up Programme business advice sessions (the previous record was 20 in October and November)! It is great that we are now receiving referrals from so many sources: banks, St Albans Businesses FB page and website, Herts Growth Hub, accountants, Harpenden Connect and Business […]
Interesting update from Dr Natalile Shenker, who received advice from us in 2016. “I thought I’d update you on the progress with our milk bank, especially after all the help Mel gave me in the early days. We have changed our name to the Hearts Milk Bank (www.heartsmilkbank.org), and will be moving into premises at […]
Naming your business is like laying the foundations of a building, says Katrina Burchell- Burchell Consulting BRANDS, DESIGNS, COPYRIGHT. If the name is strong and aligned with your company’s products or core values your business will grow strong and stand tall. Carelessly naming your company or your product or service can mean lost business or […]
We are pleased that MARK FORDHAM has formally joined the STANTA team as a business advisor. Mark spent his early career in banking with NatWest, looking after small businesses before moving into accountancy and audit. In 2003 Mark set up his own business, TaxAssist Accountants, providing tax and accountancy services to small businesses. Mark grew […]
– do you know what it is and how to protect it? © Katrina Burchell 2017 will explain all. Katrina Burchell is Founder of Burchell Consulting, IP Consultancy providing strategic and legal advice to small and medium sized businesses. www.burchellconsulting.co.uk If you are a start-up or a small business you will undoubtedly have some […]
For Herts Start-Up programme clients, the following grants can be applied for (subject to eligibillity requirements and terms and conditions): Start Up Grant of £1,000 for businesses under 6 months old and £3,000 grant for businesses up to 3 yrs The grant can be used for expenses costs such as: marketing/promotional material (leaflets, business cards […]
How businesses take on workers has come under the spotlight, with the government announcing an Employment Practices Review. And about time too! With zero-hour contracts, casual staff and so called ‘self-employed staff’, there is a lot to investigate. If your business uses self-employed people, this makes essential reading. We’re going to tell you what’s happening, […]