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Supporting the Barnet marketplace

We want Barnet to be the best place to build a small business.

Barnet residents have a huge range of skills, experience and community spaces that can be used to support Barnet businesses to grow.

Business mentoring

We know that some of the most effective support we can offer aspiring entrepreneurs is business mentoring and support from others with real life experience.

While individual businesses will want to make their own decisions about whether and how to invest in the local community, the Council is sometimes asked by local businesses and community groups how they can make the biggest difference.

Entrepreneurial Barnet action plan

Through our Entrepreneurial Barnet action plan we have committed to making it easy for those businesses in Barnet that want to “give something back” to do so.

We'll make sure that businesses have the information they need to target any community-focused activity to best effect.

  • Use your knowledge and expertise to mentor a new business and help get them started. This helps contribute to local economic growth and has the potential for you to identify new partnerships.
  • Give careers talks at local schools to inspire the next generation to set up and run their own businesses. For more information and to sign up see inspiring the future.
  • Use local suppliers to promote a thriving local economy. This could also help you to build more local partnerships.


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