BUSINESS GUIDE

“Cyber Security – protect your business against cyber threats”

Protect your business against cyber threats

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/10-steps-to-cyber-security

Setting up a business

Set up a business – GOV.UK;

Free Business Start Up Support  https://transmitstartups.co.uk/free-ebook/

Getting Finance

Apply for the Oldham Enterprise Fund here:

FUNDING – Oldham Enterprise Trust

The British Business Bank  https://british-business-bank.co.uk/finance-options/

Premises

Oldham Property search – contact OMBC Investment Team – invest@oldham.gov.uk

Oldham’s Independent Quarter – Contact the town Centre Team towncentreteam@oldham.gov.uk

Am I entitled to Business Rates relief? –Business.rates@oldham.gov.uk

Planning

Who do I contact regarding a planning enquiry? Contact the Planning Administration Team planning@oldham.gov.uk

How do I tender for local business?

Contact theProcurement Team procurement@oldham.gov.uk

Regulation

Where can I get advice on Food Safety and Health & Safety? Contact Environmental Health, Chadderton Town Hall, environmentalhealth@oldham.gov.uk

Where can I get advice on Trading Standards – Contact tradingstandards@oldham.gov.uk

How do I apply for a food and drink/entertainment licence? Contact the Licensing Team licensing@oldham.gov.uk

Protecting your business assets

When a business is targeted by criminals, the costs involved can be huge. Valuable equipment and stock can be lost, premises may become damaged and staff morale can be impacted. And in more extreme cases, staff members can be injured. Therefore, in order to protect your business, it makes sense to put the right security measures in place. Follow this link to a comprehensive guide from RS Services to protecting your business premises, assets and staff from crime.”

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Sustainability

How can I reduce my overheads by reducing waste? Contact Business Waste Management waste@oldham.gov.uk

How can I save money on energy costs? Contact Energy Efficiency Support | Business Growth Hub

Employment

Recruiting people – Contact the Get Oldham Working team

Employing people and Employment Law –

Employing people – GOV.UK

Business Tax –https://www.gov.uk/browse/business/business-tax

Expenses if you are self-employed –Expenses if you’re self-employed – GOV.UK

Workplace pensions: About workplace pensions – GOV.UK

Mortgages for new business owners: What you need to know. Starting a business and buying a home; can start-up entrepreneurs have their cake and eat it too?Read on here

Oldham economy gets £220k boost!

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