About Business Development
We are here to help improve business
performance, to ensure companies remain resilient and to strengthen
economic growth in York and Yorkshire.
Our role starts very much at undergraduate level, introducing
young people to business and making the transition from academia to
commerce as seamless as possible.
It also involves identifying and nurturing the enterprising
talent within the region, positioning running your own business as
a viable and sustainable career option, and supporting the people
who choose to take this route to create sustainable businesses that
will drive economic growth.
We actively support young and start-up businesses, and our
popular Acorns programme gives entrepreneurs a grounding
in the basics of strategic planning, securing and managing finance,
sales, administration, legalities, marketing and networking. Strong
links with entrepreneurs who have ‘been there and done it’ and are
prepared to share their experiences give our events a strong
grounding in reality.
We also draw on the wealth of business expertise and experience
from within our 50-strong staff to support established businesses
through an evolving programme of events and support that is both
relevant and affordable, equipping business leaders with the skills
they need to ensure their organisations remain sustainable in
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