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. 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
Start & Grow
Pre and post start support to individuals who have aspirations to start a business that will require start-up funding to get it off the ground and expects to employ people from its early stages. Support provided through Start & Grow is tailored to the individual needs of the owner and the business idea. More Information
Enterprise First – Support for all businesses
Whatever stage you are at, we’re here to offer support and professional advice to help you achieve your goals.
We have a specific support programme aimed at pre-starts and a range of support services for existing businesses.
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 write a business plan, 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.