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What support do you need to start or grow your Southwark business?

Help design Southwark Council’s new business support programme so that you can access the support that’s right for you

Southwark Council is designing a programme of support for Southwark-based micro businesses. It will support people at all stages: from those individuals exploring self-employment, right through to business founders who want to scale up and grow an established business.

It is essential that the right kind of support is there for people who are typically under-represented in business. This means people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as well as women, young people and disabled people.

There’s a lot of discussion about equality and diversity and we’ve already listened to and learned from a lot of people’s views. But we know that people have different experiences and some of these issues are complex. That’s why we’re exploring some topics in more detail.

Please share your views on our new business support programme so that it’s fully inclusive and offers the support that’s right for you.

Share your views by 12 December 2021.

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