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Hartley Fowler sponsors the Big Debate

Hartley Fowler are delighted to sponsor Brighton Chamber’s Big Debate event on 25th May 2021.

Could this be the best time to start or build a business in Brighton?

To many, 2021 doesn’t feel like a good time to start or build a business. Finding investors, resources and staff remotely makes a hard job much harder. Market research gets quickly out of date, the high streets are shut and shifting government policies make it difficult to keep up.

To others, necessity is the mother of invention – and many businesses have adapted, and entrepreneurs have emerged, to solve new problems and create meaningful work. Countless companies have been turning much-loved services into online products, finding their innovative USP and helping their customers to navigate through lockdown.

Brighton might have bags of ideas and creativity, but does it have the resilience to bounce back bigger and bolder than before? Sussex has seen record figures for new registered businesses and self-employment in the past 12 months, but is there the infrastructure and support needed to protect existing viable businesses, let alone promote new ones?

What are the challenges we face and the opportunities being seized? Why are so many taking the plunge at this time?

In the Big Debate, we’ll be asking whether there are ever optimal conditions to start, buy or grow a business – or if the best time is always now.

You might be interested to read our blog on the topic on the Brighton Chamber website.

If you would like some assistance on starting a business, please do get in touch.