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Refreshed Boost Access to Finance service brings in two new advisers Access to Finance with LCC   FINAL
22nd February 2024
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Refreshed Boost Access to Finance service brings in two new advisers
Lancashire’s Boost Access to Finance service has recruited two new advisers as part of a new-look support programme designed to help ambitious Lancashire businesses secure finance to achieve their growth ambitions.
Inspirational Women Q&A: Jane Binnion, The Growing Club CIC BOO_Inspirational_Women_QAs_Jane Binnion_01
21st February 2024
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Inspirational Women
Inspirational Women Q&A: Jane Binnion, The Growing Club CIC
Jane is the co-author of the Growing Women, Growing Lancashire report – the inspiration behind the development of Boost's Women in Enterprise Hub. Jane shares her own inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.
Bid smart, win big: Five top tips for bid writing and commission readiness Five top tips for bid writing and commission readiness web
20th February 2024
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Inspiration & Spotlight
Bid smart, win big: Five top tips for bid writing and commission readiness
In today's fast-paced business landscape, especially for pre-start and start-up businesses, mastering the art of crafting contracts and securing winning bids is not just a skill but a foundational necessity. Boost Flying Start business adviser Chris Trickett offers five top tips to make your business formidable in the bidding process and add that extra bite to your bids with frameworks for success.
Lancashire entrepreneur secures Dragons' Den investment to take edible dog birthday card business global 1 SCOFF PAPER   web
16th February 2024
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Lancashire entrepreneur secures Dragons' Den investment to take edible dog birthday card business global
A Lancashire entrepreneur has secured £50,000 from investors on BBC One's Dragons’ Den programme.
The five important Cs when approaching a bank or debt provider for business funding AdobeStock_603264774   BB Blog
13th February 2024
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The five important Cs when approaching a bank or debt provider for business funding
At some point in the life of their business, most owners will need to look externally for funding. This may include help with startup costs, supporting business growth or in due course a business exit strategy.
Meet the Boost team: Purves Ali BOO_MTBT_PurvesAli
7th February 2024
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Inspiration & Spotlight
Meet the Boost team: Purves Ali
Today Purves Ali, a specialist in retail, engineering, manufacturing and product development, talks about his role in supporting Lancashire businesses.
Burnley software development agency continues growth with scaleup support Gareth Pritchard and John ORourke Get John
6th February 2024
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Burnley software development agency continues growth with scaleup support
A software agency based in Burnley, which is expanding at pace to meet the demand of new global clients, is working with Two Zero’s Scaleup Leaders Network as it continues to scale.
Inspirational Women Q&A: Deborah Smith, Smith & Love Planning Consultants BOO_Inspirational_Women_Q&As_DebbieSmith
25th January 2024
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Inspirational Women
Inspirational Women Q&A: Deborah Smith, Smith & Love Planning Consultants
Preston-based Smith & Love Planning Consultants has the same expert knowledge as a national firm, with years of experience and countless contacts. We offer a personal service to local and national clients so we can stay close to our projects.
Why understanding your USP is important for startups Why understanding your USP is important for startups
23rd January 2024
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Inspiration & Spotlight
Why understanding your USP is important for startups
Economic development manager at Hyndburn Borough Council, Salma Chaudry, offers some tips and suggestions to help develop, protect, and sustain your USP.
Meet the Boost team: Sue Denver BOO_MTBT_SueDenver
16th January 2024
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Inspiration & Spotlight
Meet the Boost team: Sue Denver
Whether you’re starting a new business, in the early stages, looking to scale-up an established business or simply looking for some great business support, the Boost Business Advice team can help. Sue Denver, talks about her role in supporting Lancashire businesses in our latest Q&A.
How creating a clear vision of your future helps you to make better business decisions now a clear vision of your future
16th January 2024
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Inspiration & Spotlight
How creating a clear vision of your future helps you to make better business decisions now
Martyn Jones, an expert on simplifying leadership and governance for business owners, explains how you can restore your confidence by making sure to have a very clear vision of where you’re trying to get to with your business and personal lifestyle.
Meet the Boost team: Mike Reece BOO_MTBT_MikeReece
14th December 2023
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Inspiration & Spotlight
Meet the Boost team: Mike Reece
Whether you’re starting a new business, in the early stages, looking to scale-up an established business or simply looking for some great business support, the Boost Business Advice team can help. Today Mike Reece, a chartered engineer with an impressive track record of building growth business, talks about his role in supporting Lancashire businesses.

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