Aimed at potential entrepreneurs living in England who are seeking help and finance to start a business, Richard Branson’s latest venture has already helped a number of people turn their business ideas in a reality. The programme also offers support in the form of business mentors. More Info
Ready for Business
Our Ready for Business programme provides pre-start-up businesses with vital information for success. This is done through advice, training and expert support. We will help you create a robust business plan in preparation to secure funding and future business success. The first step is the Barclays Ready for Business seminar.
This is a government initiative to help businesses grow and develop. Businesses who are eligible can apply for up to £2000 to be spent in one of five key growth and development categories: finance, recruitment, leadership and management, marketing and understanding digital technology. Read more
Enterprise First – Support for business
Helping businesses is what we do, whatever stage you are at, we’re here to offer support and professional advice.
We are not a big consultancy and we won’t give you a sales pitch. What we do offer is a variety of free programmes and support to help you achieve your goals. We also run practical workshops on marketing and finance and we have a range of office units with easy in easy out terms.
Our aim is to help every client, no matter how big or small their need is. Being in business can be a lonely place but there is lots of help on offer. We can help you apply for loans, to find new premises or match you with a mentor.
If you can’t find what you need on this site then get in touch by contacting us.
The NEA (New Enterprise Allowance) Scheme is a Jobcentre Plus funded programme to help unemployed people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance to start their own business or to become self-employed.
You MUST be referred to see one of our team by a Jobcentre Plus adviser, so if you live in Hampshire and believe you are eligible then please ask to be referred by your JCP Adviser.
If you are successful in being put forward on the scheme, a mentor will be provided to assist you with the production of your Business Plan and Cash Flow. Both of these elements are a requirement of the scheme.