The viability of a low-cost Business Enterprise Centre for Peacehaven is being looked into by Peacehaven Town Council.
Its Business Plan Steering Group identified the benefits for the town and business community of a business hub but needs hard proof of the demand.
A Business Enterprise Centre is perfect for businesses looking to step up from working from home but unable to afford the leap in cost associated with renting office space.
Alternatively, if businesses working out of expensive offices find these a drain on resources, a move to an Enterprise Centre could be the answer.
Town clerk Kevin Kingston said: “Our Business Plan Steering Group is continually looking at ways to stimulate business growth in the town and has identified that a Business Enterprise Centre would benefit the town, as well helping those businesses to expand which could also bring additional employment opportunities.”
Business advisor and chairman of the town’s chamber of commerce Gary Maskell said: “I’m aware of scores of businesses in the town which are run from home but the owners can’t expand into traditional office accommodation because of the huge leap in cost.
“A Business Enterprise Centre is the perfect stepping stone in the development process of these businesses and I believe would be a great asset to the area.”
If you want to support the town’s plans visit www.sussexbusinessbureau.co.uk/peacehavenenterprisecentre and complete the very short survey.