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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Start your Business in Sedgemoor

Making the decision to start and run your own business can be a daunting challenge, these pages are designed to help you find useful advice and links to information on starting up a successful business in Sedgemoor.

Click on the links below to follow five key steps to setting up your business in Sedgemoor.

Setting up your Business

Before you can start making money, there are a number of things you need to consider when setting up your business from registering as a business to insurance, writing a business plan to finding suitable premises.

Access to Finance

One of the biggest barriers for new business is accessing finance, your first port of call will be your bank, but if this isn't successful there are alternative options that you could consider.

Recruitment & Training

When employing staff for the first time there is a wealth of information available to guide you through the process. The links below provide you with impartial advice on the information you should consider.

Marketing your Business

The links below provide you with impartial advice on the key steps and some of the popular channels for marketing your business.

Business Networks & Events

Sedgemoor has an active business community, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet with like-minded people and get your business name out there.

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