If you are looking to buy an existing business, South Holland District Council have a number of resources to help you to find the business you are looking for. Use our enquiry form.
If you are considering relocating your business to South Holland, the District Council can also assist in finding suitable sites and premises for your business, as well as liaising with local agents to find housing for you and your staff.
There are around 600 businesses in the UK that are franchised, but what is franchising and would it be suitable for you?
It's a way of setting up in business yourself but not on your own. With a franchise you run the business, but use methods that have already been tried and tested by another company, called the franchisor.
If this method of running a business appeals to you, we can help you to find a suitable franchise, and premises to run it from if needed.
Often one of the major concerns for an emerging business of any size is that of funding, i.e. borrowing money to get your business off the ground. The Economic Development team can offer help and advice to point you in the right direction, saving you the time and frustration of finding potential funders.
Planning holds a balance between the need for new development and the need to protect the environment, and tries to ensure all development is environmentally sustainable. Construction methods also need to comply with the Building Regulations for which there is a separate set of approvals. More information can be found on the Planning and Development page.
The advent of high speed broadband to many of the population centres in South Holland has made the option of working from home, or indeed running a business from home, far more attractive. The Economic Development team can give advice on the benefits of high speed broadband, as well as what funding is available towards set up and running costs.
You do not usually need planning permission just to work from home, but you may do if the residence has changed because of the business.
Trading Standards and Consumer Services is a strategic Local Authority service contributing to the well-being of the local and business community through its enforcement activities and advisory services.
The Trading Standards division of Lincolnshire County Council will give talks to any business, consumer group, school or any other organisation on the work carried out by the Trading Standards service.
For information on business rates and what relief mechanisms are in place, please see the Business Finance page.
South Holland District Council are ideally placed, in conjunction with local staff agencies and partners, to help with all your staff recruitment needs.