TWO Online Business Survival Clinics are being offered free by a group of Bolton and Bury business people keen to help companies survive lockdown and move on.

The Collaboration Board was started two years ago by Bolton business coach Paul Heath of Ethical Business Mentoring.

Now it meets monthly for mutual support for members across the neighbouring boroughs.

It consists of a small group of businessmen and women from accounting, HR, finance, business strategy, business insurance, GDPR, wellbeing and media.

The group has already run free webinars and on Friday, January 15 and Thursday, January 21 from 9am to 10am it will hold free Business Survival Clinics aimed at companies encountering problems caused by lockdown.

“We know that many businesses will have to be making staff redundant and that many have had to drastically reduce their offer of services and products,” explained Paul Heath.

“We wanted to provide as much help as we could, covering all the relevant areas, to help businesses survive and thrive. Expertise costs nothing to share and we are all in this together.

At the first Clinic – Creating Your Business Survival Plan - Rachael Franklin from The People Shed will be looking at alternative ways to reduce wage costs.

And freelance journalist and PR consultant Angela Kelly will be suggesting low-cost marketing ideas.

Web design expert Jason Groves from Nettl of Bury will explain how to enhance companies’ online presence.

At the second Clinic, Paul Heath will talk about how to be job-ready and personal branding.

Then Gemma Darcy, from Darcy Financial Planning, will be looking at getting your finances in check. Lauren Bailey Rhodes from Transform Lives Company will talk about wellbeing for business owners and staff.

To reserve a place, e-mail Paul Heath at