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Start-up businesses in the Yorkshire area are being encouraged to seek out professional business advice before launching themselves into the post-pandemic world, to make sure that they meet new regulations.

North Yorkshire Trading Standards has announced that it will continue providing all of the business advice services that it offers free of charge at the moment to help facilitate that. However, it is start-up firms and existing ones that are aiming to diversify into new markets in the wake of the pandemic that the organisation is particularly keen to help.

It made the decision to scrap the fees it usually charges for advisory services at the start of the lockdown and that is expected to remain the same until the autumn. Speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio, Andrew Lee from the county council stated that the Trading Standards service was committed to doing everything possible to assist local firms and make sure the area’s economy recovers well.

He went on to suggest that start-ups or those intending to branch out into new areas should contact it before putting time and money into this for several reasons:

“For example, products must meet safety regulations and business people have responsibilities as manufacturers or importers.”

He concluded by saying that the Trading Standards office was the best place to get advice on those matters.

New firms and those branching out will also need financial guidance, and professional accountants in South Yorkshire that have built up a strong word of mouth reputation will be the most effective resource for that.

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