Business, Southampton

Business Southampton

Supporting & Growing a Business

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Business In You
Business In You is a partnership between private enterprise and Government to highlight support for start-ups and growing businesses. It provides links to key business support tools, highlighting top tools available from StartUp Britain and a whole range of partners.

Enterprise First has assisted thousands of clients seeking to start-up a new business or develop an existing small business in Hampshire, Surrey and Kent.  Free, confidential, and independent advice is provided from a team of experienced accredited business advisers.
Mentor-net offers business support for small businesses through mentoring across the south of England. It is a confidential business support service provided by volunteer Business Mentors, who are drawn from experienced members of the business community.
This national web portal provides a single point of access to mentoring services to anyone looking for mentoring support as they start or grow their own business.
The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise supports people over the age of 50 who are unemployed or facing redundancy to become self-employed.
The Prince’s Trust is a UK charity that helps young people overcome barriers and get their lives working. The Enterprise Programme provides money and support to help young people start up in business. 
Ready for Business offers new start-up businesses preparation for success via expert training, support and preparation for external funding.
Southampton Business Start-up
Southampton Business Start-up offers a package of practical steps designed to put budding entrepreneurs in touch with an extensive and well-qualified support network. The service features an information pack, confidential phone line and online support network.
Southern Entrepreneurs provides business support, training and networking for Hampshire businesses. Founded with the objective of encouraging businesses in Hampshire by helping new small businesses to start up, and existing small businesses to grow and prosper.
StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.
Hampshire-based WSX Enterprise offers expertise in starting up, growing your business, enterprise, business mentoring, skills, sustainability, innovation and design.

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The FSE Group is an independent not-for-profit Community Interest Company whose purpose is to deliver growth funding and support to Small & Medium Enterprises.
Fredericks Foundation is a charity that helps disadvantaged people to set up, or expand their own business as a means to achieve financial independence while rebuilding their confidence and self esteem.
Broadband Connection Vouchers are being delivered by 50 cities across the UK, including Southampton. Each scheme is designed to meet the needs of the local area and to help local businesses grow and develop. See a set-up case study here.

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Small Business Charter
Southampton Solent Business School is one of only 20 universities and the only institution on the south coast, to attain the Small Business Charter Award – in recognition of it's role played in helping to kick-start British enterprise. Over 800 new businesses have already been started as a result of Small Business Charter.

Growth Accelerator is a service provided by the country’s leading business growth specialists, known for delivering uniquely tailored advice to high-flying businesses.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) assists overseas companies in investing in the UK and helps UK-based exporters to succeed globally.
SBGN is a cluster of independent business owners who have come together to support the development of new start-ups and existing small businesses within the Solent Region in a completely different way.