Grow your business

South East Enterprise

Get your business online for free

The programme provides free support to enable Bexley businesses to grow online using digital, encouraging participants to adopt practices that will help them to build resilience. Consisting of one-to-one e-business advice supported by a programme of courses including popular social media platforms, Cyber security, video, YouTube and much more.

The programme builds on the foundation of a digital marketing strategy that will teach the business owner about appropriate messaging and security to build online communities to sell to. Your e-business adviser will show you how to implement these new practices in your business.

Bexley libraries

Business knowledge hub delivered by Bexley libraries to support businesses

We support small business owners for free, entrepreneurs and wannapreneurs like you. Our databases and publications can provide you with essential information on starting, growing, or changing the direction of your business.

From consumer and lifestyle data to industry reports in a broad range of consumer and lifestyle markets, to get a real picture of your industry and determine the direction it is heading in to sourcing manufacturers and suppliers to identifying potential competitors and determining if you are ready to start to launching your business…

Use the Hub at the Central Library, Bexleyheath to access Mintel, Kompass, COBRA throughout 2022 plus and a series of skills-based workshops, seminars and support available until March 2022.

CNT Associates

Need specialist one to one business support for your business?

Working in partnership with CNT Associates get 2 hours of free business support, plus additional free webinar support.

10 Planning webinars:

  • Business plan
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Funding for your business
  • Getting your business online
  • Developing an online store
  • Other ad-hoc support

10 Planning webinars:

  • Funding Your Business x 3
  • Funding Panel
  • Setting Up An Online Store For Your Business
  • How To Get Your Business Online For Beginners
  • Ask The Experts
  • Funding And Support For Businesses
  • How To Write A Funding Application
  • Support for Women-Led Businesses

Need funding to support an Apprentice?

We can transfer levy funds to employers for new apprenticeship opportunities for Bexley businesses. This can include new apprentices or existing employees undertaking an apprenticeship training course. There are currently over 600 apprenticeship standards available ranging from levels 2 to 7. 

You will need to pay for the salaries of apprentices. The transfer of funds can only be used for the apprenticeship course training costs and assessment. It excludes travel expenses or any professional body membership fees.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Jones on 0203 045 4095 or email talentdevelopment@bexley.gov.uk.