Free business advice rolled out to more library visitors

                           
30/11/2015
Mi Ventures

Hertfordshire County Council have extended their partnership with the award-winning live chat facility, Mi Ventures, to offer visitors at a further 10 of their libraries free, one-to-one, online business advice.

The Mi Ventures advice service, which has been available at Welwyn Garden City Central Library since May 2014, provides an ‘instant’ portal for expert business advice, weekdays 9am – 5pm.

The new service, available on Hertfordshire Library computers, is ideal for local self-employed people or anyone thinking of starting up a business. By typing a question on the web chat service, you will receive an instant reply from an experienced business advisor.

Teresa Heritage, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Localism and Libraries, said:

“This partnership demonstrates Hertfordshire County Council’s commitment to supporting business enterprise in the county, and is just one of the ways that our libraries use digital technology to improve the services available to Hertfordshire residents.”

Director of Mi Ventures, Greg Thomas, said:

“We’re excited to be going into a further 10 libraries in Hertfordshire. This partnership will allow even more Hertfordshire residents to be able to easily access instant business advice from advisors whenever they need it. By having this easily accessible service at these libraries we hope to both support and encourage enterprise across the county and beyond.”

Last year, Mi Ventures won ‘The Future of Enterprise Support’ Award at the National Enterprise Network Awards, an accolade for the most ‘exceptionally innovative’ and forward-thinking enterprise service.

To access this service, simply pop along to one of the libraries listed below and speak to a member of staff for further information.

Participating library locations: Bishop’s Stortford, Borehamwood, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, St Albans, Stevenage, Watford, Welwyn Garden City.

For further business support, a wide range of online and printed business information resources is also available for free in Welwyn Garden City.

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