Start-ups

Contact our Business Growth helpline for help and advice on starting or growing your business

Business & Self Employment  Gov.uk provides information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader.

Business Finance Support Finder This online tool helps Start-ups search for publicly-backed finance or support for your business.

Enterprise First This free impartial advice service helps Start-ups address and overcome the issues businesses face the concerns in these early stages of operation.

GetSet for Growth is a specialist service designed for businesses with the ambition and potential to grow. The GetSet for Growth programme is founded on the insights of working with thousands of businesses over the last thirty years.

Let's Do Business Group Start-up Loans scheme This scheme offers business training and mentoring to people with a business idea (or who have been trading for less than 12 months).

New Enterprise Allowance This scheme helps unemployed people who want to start a business, with an emphasis on sustainability and growth potential.

Solent Business Growth Network This cluster of independent business owners support the development of new start-ups and existing small businesses within the Solent Region.

Southern Entrepreneurs Provides unrivalled business support, training and networking for Hampshire businesses.

Start Your Own Business Provides local information and advice from firms dedicated to be new business friendly.

Starting a Business This online toolkit for starting your own business outlines each stage of idea development, funding options, researching your market, finding partners, suppliers and premises, and how to set up your business.

Start Up Britain This national campaign harnesses the expertise and passion of Britain's leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

Start-up Support Network As a business owner one of most valuable resources you can possess is an extensive and well-qualified support network.

Virgin StartUp This not-for-profit company offers financial support, mentoring and business advice to thousands of young entrepreneurs across the UK.

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