Several free masterclasses have been presented by the South Yorkshire Council to small business entrepreneurs. In order to increase efficiency, manage finances, and upskill workforces, Doncaster Council announced it would provide expert guidance. All neighborhood businesses were encouraged by Councilman Glyn Jones to accept the offer. The past few years, according to a council official, have been “tough on small, local businesses.” “It is fantastic that our local businesses are being given the opportunity to benefit from these sessions, all delivered by business advisers that have years of experience across a range of sectors,” said Mr. Jones, Cabinet Member for Housing and Business. Small business owners in Doncaster are eligible for five free consultation sessions.

The five free sessions, which start at the end of January and run through February, are being offered in response to the present cost-of-living crisis, the weak economy, and prior COVID-19 lockdowns, which have made it difficult for many people to start or run enterprises. According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, business experts would attend the meetings and provide assistance during or after them. Business organizations anticipate that government assistance with their energy costs will be cut in half after March, when the current package of support expires. The support will be at a “lower level,” Chancellor Jeremy Hunt told business groups on January 4, to shield the state finances from fluctuating energy prices.