Business engagement: Finding business support online

We’re inviting West Yorkshire business owners to share how they access information, guidance and support online.

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The business support landscape is challenging to navigate, and many are unaware of the vast amount of local support available. Working In partnership with the Mayor of West Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, we want to increase awareness of the support available through our Business Support Service and make it easier to access and understand.

We have launched an online survey to learn what information businesses would find most useful, practical and valuable to their business to help improve its web-based business support services. We would appreciate your support to help us reach business owners across West Yorkshire and have provided a communications toolkit on this page for you to share among your network.

Insights from the survey will inform improvements in the structure, navigation and content about business support initiatives online. It will also help inform strategy to create a more coherent and coordinated approach to promoting business support.

The survey closes at midnight on Friday 28 January 2022.

You can view the survey at yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/business-support.

Stakeholder communications

News article

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership invites [West Yorkshire or district] business owners to share how they access information, guidance and support online.

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) has launched an online survey to learn what information businesses would find most useful, practical and valuable to their business to help improve its web-based business support services.

The business support landscape is challenging to navigate, and many are unaware of the vast amount of local support available. In partnership with the Mayor of West Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the LEP plans to increase awareness of the support available through its Business Support Service and make it easier to access and understand.

The LEP connects the region's small and medium-sized businesses to local and national funding and support initiatives such as support and funding for innovation and development projects, grants to hire an apprentice, support to adopt greener business models and help to grow internationally. Since 2015, the LEP has supported over 15,000 businesses to overcome challenges, grow and explore new opportunities and invested more than £66 million in over 6,600 projects.

The LEP wants to know where business owners across West Yorkshire look for business support and the type of information and resources they would like to see online. To have your say, please complete the survey at yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/business-support before midnight on Friday 28th January 2022.

Insights from the survey will help inform improvements in the structure, navigation and content about business support initiatives online. It also aims to inform strategy to create a more coherent and coordinated approach in promoting business support.

To find out more about the support available through the LEP, visit the-lep.com/business. If you would like to be involved in future research initiatives, email businesssupport@the-lep.com to register your interest. 

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Can you find local business support online?

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) invites business owners to complete its online survey and share their views on accessing information, guidance and support online.

The survey supports the LEP’s aim to increase awareness of the support available through its Business Support Service and make the support landscape easier to access and understand to help more small and medium-sized businesses grow, overcome challenges and explore new opportunities.

Insights from the survey will help inform improvements to the LEP’s web-based business support services and help create a more coherent and coordinated approach in promoting business support.

To have your say, please complete the survey at yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/business-support before midnight on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

 

Suggested social media posts

These are suggested social posts. Feel free to adapt messaging to your own style and tone.

Recommended tags: @LeedsCityRegion @WestYorkshireCA

Post 1

Now more than ever, we must support our SMEs. [tag LEP] is exploring ways to simplify the business support landscape. Share what information you would find the most useful when searching for support online in the survey - yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/business-support

Post 2

Calling all #WestYorkshire business owners! Where do you look for business support? What information and resources would you like to find online? Help [tag LEP] improve its web-based services by completing the short survey - yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/business-support

Post 3 (for 27 January 2022)

There’s one day left for business owners to have a say on the type of business support information you’d like to find on the [tag LEP] website. Complete the survey by midnight on 4 January - yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/business-support