Start-up support

National support

HM Government 

Business and self-employed section of Gov.uk website  - https://www.gov.uk/browse/business

Dedicated section to business start-up - https://www.gov.uk/set-up-business

Valuable advice to avoid problems when starting up and further down the line - https://www.gov.uk/topic/business-tax/self-employed

Support, advice and inspiration for growing your business - http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/start/

New Enterprise Allowance scheme, a government run scheme to give extra help to unemployed people who want to start their own business - https://www.gov.uk/moving-from-benefits-to-work/starting-your-own-business

British Library - Business and IP Centre

Support for small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors - https://www.bl.uk/business-and-ip-centre

The Princes Trust

Provides support people aged 18-30 starting a business - https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

Business in the Community

The Prince's Responsible Business Network - https://www.bitc.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do

Rural Development Programme England

The Rural Development Programme for England provides money for projects to improve agriculture, the environment and rural life - https://www.gov.uk/rural-development-programme-for-england

Social Enterprise UK

The national body for social enterprises - https://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/

Start up Britain

National campaign for entrepreneurs - http://startupbritain.org/

Local support

Driving Rural Enterprise 

Dorset Growth Hub programme, providing a comprehensive package of support for developing the skills and capability of potential entrepreneurs and newly started businesses to move forward with direction and structure - https://www.dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk/starting-in-business/wsx-enterprise/

Dorset Statistics

Information about Dorset as a marketplace - https://apps.geowessex.com/stats/

Wessex Enterprise

Information on starting a new business- https://www.wsxenterprise.co.uk/programmes/start-your-business/

Outset in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch 

https://www.outset.org/east-dorset/

Start Up Edge

Provides small businesses with improved online presence and online lead generation. - https://www.startupedge.co.uk/

Dorset WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) Network

Business support network for women in rural enterprise - http://www.wireuk.org/networks/dorset-wire-network/

Start Your Own Business

Free Local Information, Resources and Contacts - https://www.syob.net/

Start & Grow Your Business In Poole

Book published by Start Your Own Business (SYOB) and Borough of Poole - https://www.syob.net/uk/book/Poole

Dormen - Dorset Mentoring Programme

Provides one-to-one mentoring support for new businesses throughout Dorset - http://www.dormen.org.uk/

 

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