business advice drop-in sessions

18 Aug 2020 - 20 Oct 2020

FREE advice sessions: every Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30pm

Whether you’re yet to get started or already signed up, drop in on Tuesdays to ask the team any questions you may have.

The York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub are offering eligible businesses 12-months fully funded membership to the online shopping platform

If you are new to or need further support, these regular virtual drop-in sessions on Tuesdays between 3:30-4:30pm are an ideal opportunity to find out more or get advice on how to bring more customers to your new online store.

Hosted by the community team at, you will be able to ask anything including:

  • What is and how could it work for my business?
  • How do I get started and what support is available?
  • How do I load my products on and what images should I use?
  • How can I make my customers aware that I am on
  • How can I use social media to promote my store? is a digital platform that was designed to give small independent businesses a way to operate and compete with online retail giants.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has allowed people to shop locally and support their favourite businesses even if they have to stay at home or are nervous to return to the high street. It also means that your business can remain open should any further shut downs occur in the future, building resilience for the long-term.

The marketplace is ideal for retail and some service-based businesses. More details about the offer and can be found here.


The sessions will take place on Zoom. Please register your attendance on Eventbrite and the link will be provided.

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