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Help for Startups in Devon and Somerset

We'd love to help you start or grow your business. Have a look at some of the support we may be able to provide you.

Free one-to-one meeting with a business advisor

Meet with one of our local business advisors who will spend time getting to know you and your business on a one-to-one basis. All of our advisors have a wealth of business knowledge and experience to help give specific advice tailored to your needs. You will also receive a follow up report to give you guidance on what steps to take next to improve your business.

Business Planning

If you are trying to grow your business then having a strong business plan is fundamental. Not only does it allow you to apply for funding but it also provides you with essential insights into the direction of your business. We have helped thousands of businesses perfect their plans and know exactly what you need to include to secure funding and develop a clear roadmap for the future.

Get your business idea off the ground

If you are currently unemployed and want to follow your dream of becoming self- employed by starting your own business then we can help. Being self-employed can be a great way to make a living, working the hours that suit you and an opportunity to do something you enjoy. As part of the Government's National Enterprise Allowance Scheme we can work with you to develop your business and give you advice on areas such as marketing, finances and business planning.

Loan and grant funding application advice

We have strong links with the organisations that provide funding for small businesses and are able to advise you on the availability of funding in your area. We can work with you to ready your business and submit a strong application for funding.


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