Aimed at potential entrepreneurs living in England who are seeking help and finance to start a business, Richard Branson’s latest venture, Virgin Start Up, 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 Information
Premises to Rent
If you’ve got a growing business and need to find workspace, Enterprise First can help! We have flexible and affordable units available to rent in Southampton, Paulsgrove, Fareham and Liss all with a straightforward license agreement. More Information
The Growth Voucher programme has now finished. Applications are closed and late applications will not be accepted. Vouchers must be spent by the date stated on the voucher. Growth Voucher FAQ’s and Terms and Conditions
Enterprise First – Support for all businesses
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 support to help you achieve your goals. Our services include:
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 support on offer. We can help you apply for loans, find new premises or match you with a mentor.
If you can’t find what you need 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.