Established businesses can find help and guidance from many sources. Here are some you may find helpful.

Existing businesses in the Derbyshire Dales can also get help and advice directly from the Derbyshire Dales Business Advice Service who can redirect for specialist help if it is required.

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Finance and Funding

One of the most critical aspects of running a business is managing your cash flow. Learn more about debt finance and equity finance.

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Training / Courses / Events

Many workshops and training events are organised by a number of different organisations; all are free to businesses based in the area. 

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Staffing and HR

This section provides useful information on employing people, staffing and human resources issues that you will need to consider if employing staff.

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Business Legislation

All businesses need to adhere to their legislative obligations and depending on the type of business you run, there may be a few to consider.

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Business Costs

Keeping a track of your business costs is a vital part of running a business. There are different types of business costs; overheads and direct costs.

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Business Premises and Rates

If you are looking for new premises there are a few factors you need to consider, including thinking about business rates and if you have to pay them.

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Business Tax

As an established business, you should already have your tax matters in hand but it's always useful to refresh and keep checking that you're getting it right.

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Intellectual Property

Remember that it is important to protect the Intellectual Property in your business, including new products, branding, trademarks and logos.

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Digital Connectivity

Find the latest news on Broadband in the area via Digital Derbyshire; the county's digital lead, which has overseen the Digital Derbyshire Programme for the last few years.

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Marketing and Sales

One of the most fundamental aspects of a business is making sure that you are constantly reaching out to your customers and making them aware of your existence and what you offer.

Help for Your Business

Starting Your Business

When setting up your own business, preparation is key - we're here to provide guidance and signposting to ensure you are well equipped to deal with the journey ahead. Get the information you may need when starting up and running your business, as well as further advice and useful links.

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Running Your Business

Setting up and running a business can be a challenge but help is on hand from Derbyshire Dales District Council and others to help make the journey as painless as possible. Established businesses can get help directly from our business adviser and many other useful resources.

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Growing Your Business

Once your business is well-established and profitable you may want to grow and expand it further. If you are not satisfied with maintaining your current operation and want to increase your market share, and profits, you'll need to develop a solid strategy for business growth.

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Funding Your Business

Whether you are looking to launch a start-up, expand your current business, or become more resource efficient, you will most likely need some financial support. Business funding can come in many forms and we are ideally placed to advise you on the latest and most suitable options.

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