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Instant Courier Service App UniRunners Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs

August 23, 2017
The UniRunners Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs has now launched. The instant courier service app launched towards the end of last year and has had some great traction since. What does the UniRunners App do? Users of the UniRunners app can choose any item to be delivered to them. Items range from favourite local foods, bespoke items and commercial brands. Initially targeted to students, UniRunners is a perfect solution for money conscious students. Rather than having part time drivers UniRunners have been able to keep a steady growth with full time drivers. Ensuring that the food and other products/brands arrive intact...

Does regulation in business need to be complicated?

August 1, 2017
Sue Harvey works for Kent Trading Standards, in their Business Advice Team. In this blog she'll give you an introduction to regulation in business plus informs us about what's on offer for businesses in Kent and Medway from the Better Business for All initiative. Why do I need to know about regulations?         Regulations can get a bit of a bad name and can often be seen as 'red tape' but in actual fact they are there to protect and ensure consumers, our communities and businesses are safe and fairly treated. As a business you will have certain responsibilities to meet...

Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year at KEiBA 2017 is…

July 20, 2017
Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year at KEiBA 2017 is... Alex Auger - The Juice Executive  Great recognition and a well deserved Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Alex at the Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2017. The business has come so far since we first met Alex at one of our A Blast! events in June 2014, (Alex's very first networking event) which subsequently lead to Alex receiving support from one of our business mentors to help it to grow. Find out more about Alex below in an extract from the KEiBA winners showcase... Alexandra launched The...

Kent and Medway Business Fund

June 20, 2017
The Kent and Medway Business Fund is now open for applications for one month until 14 July 2017. The aim of the scheme is to deliver investment to businesses across Kent and Medway and is funded by loan repayments from the Regional Growth Fund schemes. The Kent and Medway Business fund offers 0% loans between £50,000 and £500,000 to small and medium sized businesses in Kent including: Ashford Canterbury Dartford Dover Gravesham Maidstone Medway Sevenoaks Shepway Swale Thanet Tonbridge and Malling Tunbridge Wells The main purpose of the fund is to boost business in Kent through the: Creation of jobs Development...

Kent Cyber Crime Launched To Protect Kent Businesses

June 13, 2017
Kent County Council has launched Kent Cyber Crime a special website to help the county’s businesses tackle the threat of cyber crime, following the recent cyber-attacks on the NHS and big businesses across the world. Companies and large organisations are prime targets for this type of activity, and the Federation of Small Businesses has reported that two-thirds of its members have been victims. Those affected have been victims on four occasions on average, costing each business almost £3,000 in total. To counter this threat and help protect Kent businesses, KCC is launching its cyber crime campaign. Visit the Kent Cyber...

South East Business Boost Grants Kent

May 2, 2017
The South East Business Boost Grant could help you with a financial contribution to help boost your business. The final tranche of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) has now been secured to support businesses in Essex, Kent and East Sussex, who are seeking to increase capacity & develop economically. The funding is exclusively for small to medium sized businesses (SME’s) or start-ups based in the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) area. Growth grants are now available of between £1,000 and £10,000. The grant can fund up to 30% of the total cost of eligible goods or services. The grant...