Knaresborough hosts advice cafe to support local businesses

Knaresborough has always been a popular destination for small and local business owners.
Knaresborough has always been a popular destination for small and local business owners.

Small business owners or hopeful entrepreneurs have been invited to take advantage of a free drop-in business advice session in Knaresborough.

The informal session will take place between 9am and 1pm on November 15 at COGS, Gracious Street Methodist Church and has been organised by both the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership and Knaresborough Chamber of Trade.

Business experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice about setting up and growing a business, as well as discuss websites, marketing, raising finance, tax and accountancy.

Organiser and member of the chamber, Gareth Chapman, said: “You are welcome to turn up when you like, leave when you like, come back again when you feel like it. It’s an informal café, not a conference. The event is completely free, so, come along and chat with an expert at our informal drop in sessions throughout the morning, for genuinely free business advice.”

Anyone interested in attending can turn up on the day, but it is advised that they register interest ahead of the event online.

President of the chamber, Steve Teggin, said: “At the Chamber we are always striving to support businesses or encourage people to start a new business in Knaresborough and we are pleased to be able to support this event.”