Boost launches bounce-back support service

Boost, Lancashire’s business growth hub, has launched a new package of support for business after revealing it has helped 5,000 people so far.

Originally, the organisation established the #AskForHelp service to help Lancashire businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. It includes webinars, video content, online coaching, peer learning, tips, other tools and specialist advice.

Now, a new Recovery Hub - #BoostYourRecovery - has been created to help businesses understand the key challenges and opportunities in the current situation and develop a strategy for bouncing back.

Andrew Leeming, programme manager, Boost said: “AskForHelp was launched in response to the immediate need of Lancashire businesses as the coronavirus pandemic emerged. We have now supported over 5,000 people to manage the initial impact on their business operations.

“While some businesses are still understanding the true effects of this pandemic, thoughts are turning to recovery for many. We want to encourage companies to think about their next steps and we have made extra resources available to help them do this.

We want to encourage companies to think about their next steps

“Lancashire businesses can access quality free advice and coaching on key aspects of recovery such as sales, marketing, people and finance to help them reset, strengthen their business and plan for the future.”

Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. It is led by the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and Lancashire County Council and supported by funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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