Business support service

Enterprise South will provide free business support to businesses across the district. This programme is aimed at supporting start-up and SME's by offering free business mentoring, start-up checklists and, in partnership with Virgin Start-up, guidance for applying for funding. 

Enterprise South is a not-for-profit organisation offering business support and advice across the South East. They support over 3,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses each year. From pre-start through to companies looking to upscale, they help provide solutions and connections to drive and economic activity in the area.

Services include:

  • Writing and adapting business plans
  • Access to finance with our partner Virgin Start Up Loans
  • Access to your own business adviser for 12 months 
  • Mentoring services
  • Premises search
  • Access to free workshops & masterclasses 
  • Ongoing support via email & Zoom for a full year 

More information about the services available to you can be found on the Enterprise South website.

If you would like to benefit from this project please complete the below form, this will then be sent to our dedicated adviser at Enterprise South, who will make contact to arrange a meeting. 

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