New opportunity for health and social care businesses to help design future support programmes!
Devon County Council is running a research trial to learn how to stimulate positive mindsets towards business efficiency. Micro businesses, freelancers and sole traders (less than 10 employees) make up 90.1% of Devon’s rural economy (excluding Exeter). We understand that there is a need for these rural micros to overcome their tendencies towards overworking, by working on the business rather than in the business.
Are you a business owner who can relate to this? Is your dream to increase efficiency within your business, free up time, and reach that elusive ‘work-life balance’? Would you welcome the opportunity for some free business monitoring? Then we would love to get you involved in our research trial.
All participating businesses will benefit from business monitoring for up to 12 months, completing three business analysis surveys over the course of the trial. Businesses will then receive a business insight report at the end of the project. Participants will also be the first to be informed of the trial outcomes and future support via a dissemination event at the end of the project, which will be a great networking opportunity for local businesses.
The trial will be based in settlements with a population less than 10,000 across Devon and the Exmoor and Blackdown Hills areas of Somerset, looking at four overrepresented sectors: Tourism (including food, accommodation and retail); Health and Social Care; Trades (such as construction, market traders and lifestyle businesses); and Manufacturers.