Start-Up Support Package

***Please note, to book onto these workshops and one-to-one sessions, you must be a resident in Somerset, or your business must have a registered Company’s House address in Somerset (this does not include North Somerset).***


Are you looking for support to get your new product or service off the ground? Or have you recently decided to change the direction of your business, perhaps due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

With our Business Support Package, you’ll have everything you need to get the groundwork nailed and your first customer on the books.

Getting clarity over every aspect of your business will give you a sure-fire roadmap to success. This support will allow you to avoid any pitfalls in your new business, consider important aspects for future businesses such as a green policy and cyber security, and save you time and money by giving you everything you need in one place.

The support is delivered as an array of easily-digestible workshops by specialists which each cover a different area of your business to ensure that you don’t miss any of the important stuff, such as marketing, business planning and finance. You can browse the workshops and the dates available for one-to-one sessions below:

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Plus you will have the opportunity to access 1-2-1 support from our expert business advisers who can help you with the finer details of your business. 

Who can access the Pre-Start and Start-Up Support Package?

Our series of workshops are open to green and other pre-start up and start-up businesses and social enterprises from residents in Somerset, or if a start-up, with a registered Company’s House address in Somerset. Pivoting businesses may also be eligible to attend.

How much does it cost?

These workshops are free to attend for residents who either live or have a registered business in Somerset. They are fully funded by the Somerset Authorities as part of the Business Rate Retention (BRR) Programme.

How do I book my place?

Check out the dates and times above of our upcoming workshops and book your place today! We encourage you to sign up to the whole series to really boost your business.

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    If you have any questions about the Start-Up Support Package, the individual workshops, or the 1-2-1 business support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert team.

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