About ISSBA Assist

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ISSBA has always been committed to supporting the local business community and our newissba-assist5A member benefit takes that support to a new level.

Entrepreneurs have the ideas to start businesses or existing business owners want to expand or develop their businesses .....but where do they get advice on the ever increasingly complex business world we live in? ISSBA Assist is there to provide a solution.

ISSBA Assist will provide each ISSBA member with half an hour telephone or email support free of charge from a panel of experienced, trusted professionals.

If you are an ISSBA member and would like to request assistance, please contact us on mail@issba.co.uk.

ISSBA Assist is offered in accordance with our terms and conditions which can be viewed here.

Find out more about our panel of experts below:

HR – MAD-HR

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MAD-HR provides expert HR consultancy and support to businesses of all shapes and sizes. We help businesses to thrive with a robust people strategy and procedures that keep you fully in step with UK employment law. Plus, we’re really nice to work with - our clients enjoy expert advice from a helpful and friendly team. Find out more about us here.
 
We offer one-off, ad hoc or retained HR support and training. You can also subscribe to our Online HR Toolkit where you will have access to fully compliant contracts, templates and guides at your fingertips. So whether you’re hiring, firing or planning to adapt and grow your business, we’re here to help.

 

Health & Safety - Andrew Peck Safety Solutions Ltd
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Andrew Peck Safety Solutions provides a bespoke Health and Safety advisory consultancy service, giving organisations the practical support that they need to protect their personnel and assets, thereby ensuring compliance with current legislation.

Andrew believes in providing practical resolutions, working with (not dictating to!) an organisation ensuring their relevant solutions are workable, appropriate and affordable.

 

Accountancy – Larking Gowen
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There are many matters to consider when starting any sort of business and we work closely with many new entrepreneurs to do just that. It is very important that businesses are set up correctly in terms of structure, business planning, finance and taxes, to mention just a few key areas; getting it wrong could cause an otherwise successful enterprise to fail. At Larking Gowen, we support businesses of all sizes throughout East Anglia with impartial opinion, expert advice and a friendly approach. We’ve helped hundreds of firms start, grow and thrive, and we can do the same for you.

 

IT – React Computer Partnership
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React Computer Partnership offers advice and support services for all levels of IT Infrastructure.

We tailor IT systems to meet the specific workflow, business processes and quality management requirements of each individual customer.

We can offer guidance on both cloud and on premise systems, and we will uses a combination of technical expertise and business experience to try to save you time.

 

Marketing – Spartan Consultants
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We strongly believe that marketing is one of the most important activities of any successful business. Marketing is the process of developing an understanding of your customers in order to gauge what products or services will be of interest to them and then putting a strategy in place to get the right message across to the right people in order to attract customers, sell to them and then retain their loyalty. When done in the right way, marketing should make sales much easier. Spartan Consultants can help with all areas of marketing from research and planning through to executing campaigns and writing copy for websites, press releases etc.

 

Websites/SEO/Mobile Apps – PC Futures Ltd

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PC Futures is a digital marketing and IT agency that spends time with its clients to give them the best route to market with technology. We provide web design, SEO, mobile apps, advice and support to a range of businesses around East Anglia. We are capable of providing the graphics, technology and anything your business needs to get business online, found and understood. In the digital age we have found a niche helping business owners sell on Amazon and other platforms and provided expert advice to avoid new businesses and growing ones from making IT mistakes.

 

Retail, Commercial & Personal Finance – Funding Falcon
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We are a dedicated retail finance provider located in Suffolk. Our professional team work alongside over 20 finance providers and handle FCA registration and compliance for our members in order to provide your customers with online finance facilitiess that give instant decisions, and average payouts taking less than 24 hours. Being able to offer monthly repayments helps your customers to buy your goods and services, which in turn helps you to find extra customers, extra sales, and extra cashflow. Interest rates start at 3% for your customers.  Membership starts at £800+VAT p.a. We also offer commercial and bridging loans.  Call 01473 927331 for more information and an informal chat.

 

Business Advice – Sales Masters Guild

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With 9 years of experience helping business owners to develop the full potential of their businesses, James is available to help with start-ups, turnarounds and businesses keen to grow.

 

 

Brand Strategy – Double S Design

Double S DesignWith over 25 years design experience, Double S Design understands the importance of a professionally created logo plus how the logo and other parts of your brand impact on public perceptions. A logo alone is not ‘the brand’ – your brand is your identity seen as a whole, including colours, fonts, logo position and size. We can develop a complete identity for your company, consistency is the key online and in print and we will ensure that your brand from the layout, to colour and font choice is mirrored throughout your organisation.

 

Legal – Gotelee Solicitors

Gotelee logoGotelee Solicitors has been a member of ISSBA and supporting local businesses for many years. We can help to get the building blocks right for foundations for growth. Take advantage of our experience and trusted contacts. We offer 1-2 hours of legal brainstorming. We can explain your responsibilities as an employer, director and/or shareholder for example or talk through your contracts and agreements with your sales team – whatever you need. We usually charge a fixed fee for this session. £300 plus VAT is money well spent at this stage. ISSBA members can benefit from a free initial consultation of about 30 minutes and then decide whether to take up the offer of the 1-2 hours of legal brainstorming we offer to non members.  If you take advantage of this offer, a member of the Gotelee team is appointed as your relationship manager and first point of contact should you need us. Make Gotelee part of a network of people who are genuinely interested in your success, and can be there for every step of your journey.