Start-Up Support Package

Business start-up support to help you set up and grow your business.
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Are you a pre-start up business, looking for support to get your new product or service off the ground? Maybe you have already started-up, but you need some help with the growth and the direction of where to take your business? Or perhaps you are re-starting your business after a hiatus, and need some guidance and fresh ideas? 

With our Business Support Package, you’ll have everything you need to get the groundwork nailed, your growth journey mapped out and customers 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 funding, 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, each covering a different area of your business to ensure that you don’t miss any of the important stuff! They are hosted online on Zoom and are free to attend. 

Topics include:

  • Idea Development, Business Planning and Finance
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Access to Funding
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Creating a Sustainability Plan
  • Digital Marketing

You can browse the dates of the workshops and book your place below: 

Who can access this support?

The workshops and 1-2-1 support is open to green and other pre-start-up, start-up and re-startup businesses and social enterprises from residents in Somerset. This does not include North Somerset or Bath and North East Somerset.

How much does it cost?

The workshops and 1-2-1 sessions are free to attend for residents who either live or have a registered business in Somerset. This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

How do I book my place?

Check out the dates and times above of our upcoming workshops and book your place today! If you interested in booking a 1-2-1 business support session, get in touch with the team.


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.   

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.   For more information, visit 

  • May I extend a big thank you to Business West for their excellent workshops. I have attended three and I am planning on attending all on offer in their business support package. They are informative with very good content and structure and they are enabling me to formulate a number of plans within my business. A great free resource for any start up business.
    Matt Lilley
    Business Owner, Bay