Recession sparks an increase in new businesses

Published: 9 December 2009 at 13:31

New business owners in Cambridgeshire and Essex can gain a Certificate in Small Business Management fully funded by Anglia Ruskin University’s Survive & Thrive initiative

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The number of new businesses starting-up increases during a recession, so Anglia Ruskin University’s Survive and Thrive programme is supporting new business start-ups in Cambridgeshire and Essex to help them grow and flourish by funding one hundred places on Anglia Business Class.

The new online training programme has been designed for anyone who is thinking about starting a business, or running a new or young business. It guides them through the important stages involved, from planning and starting the business, to running and growing it.

Anglia Business Class is accredited with a Certificate in Small Business Management from Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University which sets it apart from other support available for new businesses. It is backed by experts from Barclays, Bird Luckin LLP, Birketts LLP, Chater Allan LLP, Integro Languages and Wollastons LLP. Kevan Brenchley.

One hundred and fifty small businesses participated in the pilot of the online training programme and it really worked. Business sustainability was improved dramatically and the business owners gave the training programme a 95% approval rating. Participant Nick Baker, Wireless Solutions Ltd, said:

"As far as I am concerned the programme is streets ahead of anything else I have come across and I intend to take full advantage!"

Start the programme anytime by registering for a starter pack, email with your contact details (name, telephone, email and residential address), briefly describing your business idea or company. More information is available from click on ‘For start-ups’, email or call 0845 196 5012. The one hundred funded places are only available until September 2010.