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15/01/2021Food & Drink Services During LockdownMany BID businesses continue to offer a variety of takeaway / delivery food and drink options during lockdown and this information is once again available via our Lockdown Listings section on the front page of our website which is being promoted through our social media. In support of this the Bury Free Press is during week commencing 18th January and 25th January running a takeaway focus ( example attached ). Each advertising box will be £75 + vat for one week or £125 + vat for both weeks, as well as the feature being online in its entirety as part of their e-edition. If you would like to take up this BID preferential rate opportunity please contact Michelle Driver . In addition to the above we are aware that some businesses offer special discounts for the emergency services, NHS workers etc - a sort of Support Our Heroes or Feeding the Frontline. If you are one of these businesses and/or are involved in any community initiatives during this lockdown please send details of this to Mike so we can promote this.

15/01/2021New Anglia LEP supportAt such a difficult time for businesses I wanted to make you aware that our Local Enterprise Partnership provides a considerable number of resources and support, including access to funds, for small businesses. Traditionally town centre retailers have not been their focus but if you have time you might want to click on this link BUSINESS SUPPORT - New Anglia Growth Hub to find out more about their services, in general. My attention was brought to their mentoring scheme they have created for small businesses detrimentally affected by Covid 19 and thought this might be of interest to yourselves. To find out more click on this link Small Businesses Hit By Covid Urged To Take Up Free Peer Mentoring - New Anglia Growth Hub

15/01/2021SEWMBID member St Edmundsbury Wealth Management have relocated and as a consequence have some office furniture going free to a good home! They have 6 desks and assorted office /client chairs. If you are interested in this then let me know and I will put tou in touch with the right person at SEWM

15/01/2021Business Support – Online OpportunitiesWith many shoppers’ customer journeys predominantly taking place online at the moment, it may be more important than ever to make sure you can offer your products and services online and in front of potential customers. Google predicts that digital transformation will be key to accelerating economic recovery and business growth. To help BID businesses overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic you may be interested in a series of FREE webinars being offered by Archant (media company). The basic details are listed below, but to find out more and book places please use this link 1. 28th January - How do I use Google Analytics effectively? 2. 11th February - How do I get my business trading online in 4 weeks? 3. 4th March - How do I get more people to visit my website? 4. 25th March - How do I use data to understand my audience? All of the above dates are a Thursday with two sessions available on each of these dates; 9.30-11am & 2.30-4pm If you have any complications with the above please email Mike (Business Support & Marketing)

We have created some social media tips for our BID members to ensure that you're confident using social media, which can be a fantastic and free marketing tool for your business! 


Download it here


Download a printable version with less colour here


Download a printable version in greyscale here








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