More free information and support to help you start or grow your business, including Business West Sussex and Gov.uk.
British Business Bank
British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.
Business West Sussex
Business West Sussex has information and support from a variety of sources to help your business.
Coast to Capital
Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a local business led partnership between local authorities and businesses. Coast to Capital plays a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.
Digital Boost has free digital advice for small businesses and charities impacted by coronavirus, provided by expert volunteers.
eDEAL offer confidential and impartial business advice.
Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses helps smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Gatwick Diamond Business
Gatwick Diamond Business has virtual events to keep you connected with other business members.
Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme
Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme from the Department of Digital, Cuture, Media and Sport is part of the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme which has the strategic objective of increasing full fibre coverage across the UK.
GOV.uk Home Business
GOV.uk Home Business explains the process of setting up a business from home and dispels common myths about it.
GOV.uk Set up a Business
GOV.uk Set up a Business offers help with setting up a business.
GOV.uk Business Support
GOV.uk Business Support has information on government support for businesses.
Invest4 Grant Fund
Invest4 Grant Fund was created to help new businesses to start-up, and to help growing businesses to grow more quickly. Offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area through the Business Hothouse at the University of Chichester.
Make it British - Brands Directory
With Make it British - Brands Directory you can discover product brands made in the UK.
Manufacturers Directory is an easy way to find British Made products and UK manufacturers.
RISE – Research and Innovation in Sussex Excellence
RISE – Research and Innovation in Sussex Excellence is a project by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, offering free business innovation support to small and medium enterprises in West Sussex to progress innovation approaches for start-up and development.
Small Business is a website offering advice and guidance on all aspects of starting and running a business.
Start Ups has advice and guidance on many aspects of starting a business.
The Track creative coworking and office space for freelancers, start-ups, small businesses and social enterprises in Bognor Regis. Everything you need in one amazing space including business support events and networking opportunities.
West Sussex Retail Hub
With West Sussex Retail Hub you can register to access a world of free expert-led training designed specifically for retailers. Learn new retail skills in bite-size chunks. Each section is 2-4 minutes long.
West Sussex County Council
West Sussex County Council website has advice and information about Trading Standards, business safety, waste, rates and more.
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