The Start & Grow programme provides a range of pre and post start support to individuals who have aspirations to start a business and the capability to make the business a success.
Highly experienced advisors who tailoring help to the customers needs, whatever their trading status, location or personal circumstances.
GreatBritishStore.com is a unique global platform for British design, innovation and quality. Supported by DIT, GreatBritishStore.com is an easy, entry-level exporting solution for UK-registered businesses.
Independent advice, tools and information for new businesses, start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK.
National Funding Opportunities
Grants scheme to help social enterprises that are starting up, growing or responding to their challenging business environment. Grants will range from £500 to £5,000 & possibly more. The programme provides tools and interactive workshops for budding social entrepreneurs of all ages to get their social or community venture off the ground.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is a dynamic, high-profile and independent business network, with Chambers across the UK. Local Chambers sit at the heart of the community, working with businesses of all sizes, and representing all sectors.
Forming your company online with Companies Made Simple is cost effective, speedy and backed with free customer support to ease you through the process.
Venture Capital and Equity Based Crowd Funding Options
The Catalyst Centre is an initiative developed by Southampton Science Park which provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, visionaries, and the science and technology stars of the future. Mentoring, business support, and 6 months free space are on offer - all you need is a great business idea, and the drive and determination to succeed.
WSX Enterprise deliver programmes aimed at stimulating the local economy and ensuring that the community have the correct tools and knowledge to make it sustainable.
National Schemes Supporting Start-ups
Solent LEP Funding Sources
Hampshire Business Directory - you can either search online or receive the directory in hard copy free of charge. The hard copy contains a CD and you can purchase upgrades to unlock more information.
Southampton City Development Business Team offers support as your business grows and develops
TSB Entrepreneurial Skills Workshops
The UK's biggest online community for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30
Bizcrowd is a free online community where SME owners, entrepreneurs, aspiring small business owners and experts can connect, share their experience and passion and inspire one another to create successful businesses.
With School for Creative Startups you will learn to start building and growing your startup through a uniquely tailored, accessible training and support programme
Entrepreneurial Spark is the world’s largest free business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures. The ‘entrepreneurial enablement’ programme takes entrepreneurs through a cognitive and action centred development process. The Entrepreneurial Spark programme lasts for 6 months and can continue for up to 18 months.