One-to-one support

Thinking of starting your own business? There’s a lot to consider, but the good news is you don’t have to go it alone!

If you've got the business idea, finance is often the next big question, but what steps do you need to take to get the finance you need? 

Deciding on which finance option to pursue and getting through the application process can be overwhelming, but we are here to help.

How we can help

To successfully apply for a start-up loan, you need to have a solid business plan in place. Our team will work with you to create an investment ready business plan and will assist you with completing your start-up loan application. Our team work with Virgin StartUp and SWIG Finance and have a full understanding of what is involved in applying for finance.


Book a one-to-one mentorship session with a business adviser for just £50 per hour.


Upcoming Business Mentoring Clinics

Select a time and date which suits, or contact a member of our team today.

Each date has one clinic available at 10.00am, 11.30am, 2.00pm or 3.30pm.


Business Mentoring Clinic - Leigh Court 

Leigh Court, Bristol – 26 June 2019

Business Mentoring Clinic - Park House

Park House, Swindon – 2 July 2019

Business Mentoring Clinic - Leigh Court 

Leigh Court, Bristol – 21 August 2019

Business Mentoring Clinic - Park House 

Park House, Swindon - 3 September 2019

Business Mentoring Clinic - Engine Shed 

Engine Shed, Bristol - 18 September 2019

Business Mentoring Clinic - Engine Shed 

Engine Shed, Bristol - 16 October 2019
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  • Enterprise success

    In the last six years the Business West enterprise team have helped hundreds of South West businesses to start-up and grow.

  • We've engaged with over 5000 start-up businesses and helped 700 local businesses get started and create over 600 jobs.