Yorkshire’s business community has a heightened sense of camaraderie; the increased challenges that small businesses now face have seen people and organisations offer support like never before.
At the start of the pandemic, driven by an urgent desire to help, Sam Agnew, Founder of York-based Everyday People organised the first flurry of support in a blog post to make it easier for her network to know what support was available and how to access it.
People found the blog useful, so she adapted Everyday People to make the information readily available to more local businesses who needed support. Everyday People is now a growing, searchable platform that collates and simplifies the details of training and business support such as grants, expert guidance, training, wellbeing and community support that are available to Yorkshire-based SMEs.
Sam, who has been a part of Yorkshire’s business community for ten years, speaks about the challenges people face when looking for support.
“It’s never easy to grow a business, but at the moment it’s particularly challenging, though things do get better with support. Fortunately, Yorkshire has an abundance of communities, organisation and people dedicated to helping businesses thrive.
However, with so much information on the internet and social media, it can be overwhelming, and local organisations don’t necessarily appear on the first few pages of Google. Now more than ever, people need access to information at their fingertips, Everyday People makes it easy for people to see what’s available to help them decide what is right for their business.”