I am currently carrying out research, for BA (Hons) Management, Business and Administration, focusing on the training available specifically to Community Interest Companies in setting up the companies, and the first year post commencement. I am looking at the management training available to help people understand the implications of a CIC, opposed to other legal form, other management training as might be needed eg financial, hr, funding proposals etc, and whether there are any funding streams available which are specific to this business group. I would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has undertaken training from any general group, eg business link or similar, and whether they felt this was worthwhile training or too generic to be of any help to a CIC. If you are aware of any specific CIC funding streams and training providers this information would also be very useful to my research. Any replies will be very gratefully received and please be assured that I am very grateful of your time.
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