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Growing Your Business

The aim of this section of the site is to provide an overview of the issues you might face as you plan to grow your business and link you with local providers who can provide services to help you.

There are a number of free business support schemes, often aimed at particular sectors or to help with specific issues. You can access these through current Support Schemes.

Driving Rural Enterprise  – Dorset growth Hub’s own 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.

The Gov.uk  website provides excellent resources, videos and e-learning.

You can also access all the government’s support schemes on the Business is Great website. Click here to go directly to the section for businesses looking to grow :- http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/grow/ and to accelerate growth  http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/accelerate/

To tell us about a scheme that you think should be on this site please contact us.

National Business Support Tel: 0300 456 3565

The National Business Support Helpline is available for those looking to start a business for the very first time, new start-ups and existing businesses who have a query in relation to government legislation and transactional services. For those that are in need of additional assistance i.e. unable to secure funding; facing a key challenge/with complex needs or at risk of losing business a more personalised and in-depth FREE advice service is also available.

GOV.UK Friendly URLS and QR Codes

Quick Links to information on the GOV.UK are available in the attached file.

GOV.UK directory

Cobweb – Information for Business

Cobweb Information is a leading independent researcher, observer, commentator and publisher of information describing the risks, rewards, opportunities, dangers and facts involved in business start up, micro-enterprise and entrepreneurship.

For more information visit www.cobwebinfo.com