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Boosting businesses in Lincoln

Published: 11/04/2016
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It’s time to get your business booming – that’s the message local businesses will get at  two free events held by City of Lincoln Council and the Federation of Small Businesses later this month.

Business owners can come along to The Terrace on April 18 to find out more about how to grow their businesses, and to learn about some of the grants that are available.

Lincoln independent shop-owners have a free event especially for them, also being held at The Terrace on April 25. This will include talks on boosting sales, shop displays and insights into buying habits.

There are over 250 small retail businesses in Lincoln and each one is vital to the growth and prosperity of the city.

For every pound spent at a local business, 63 pence goes back into the local economy. This is 23 pence more than if the same amount is spent at a national business.

Ben Lockley, Principle Small Business Support Officer at the city council said:

“The city council are fully committed to supporting growth in the local economy. Over the past few years the city has been one of the leading areas in the country in terms of numbers of start-up businesses and its proportion of independent retailers.”

David Thorpe of the Federation of Small Businesses said:

“These events are being held at a real boom time for local businesses, as consumers are really starting to spend again.

“We would urge business owners to come along, as we can only guarantee these events will be repeated if they are well-attended this year.”

For bookings contact  businessservices@lincoln.gov.uk or call 01522 845976

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