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Where to find business support organisations who help start-ups.

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Businesses in Hampshire are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.

"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.

See list of local business support organisations below.

Can you help start-ups in Hampshire?

If so, your logo, company details and link to your site could be here!

If you are based in in Hampshire or offer a product or service which could help existing local businesses and start-ups, we would love you to help you reach them. Our aim is to increase the chances of every new business's success by highlighting the help that is available in the area.

You are able to add a free listing or act as our recommended local partner for only £10 per year!

Local partners

We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

Our local partners have been kind enough to help us and are keen to help you too.

Free startup guide

Start Your Own Business In Hampshire

Download the 2024 edition of our Free guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered with links to useful articles and relevant contacts.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don't become one of them.

This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English and points to where you can find help and support.

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Hampshire Business Advisors

Solent Growth Hub
The Solent Growth Hub offers businesses in the Solent LEP area simplified access to a range of information, advice and support services provided nationally and locally. Helping individuals, organisations and businesses - from start-ups to established operations to find funding, support initiatives and services that can best help them achieve their growth potential.
IBD Dorset
No business can succeed without advice! Whether you are starting out in business, a growing business or fully established and moving forward to achieve your planned goals you will require support. The BDP is designed only for the small and medium sized company. Part of this programme is a Free initial business health check. We pride ourselves, and a further benefit to you, is that we not only identify the source of any problems but we also implement the solutions to those problems.
Elfin (Health, Safety & Wellbeing) Ltd
We provide health & safety advice, and support, including writing policies, procedures and risk assessments. We can undertake monthly site inspections for office, shops, factories, warehouses and construction sites. We also provide health & safety training, both at your workplace and on-line. We undertake Fire Safety training and Fire Risk Assessments at commercial and domestic properties, and also on construction sites. We also undertake legionella testing, and PAT Testing. For those in the construction trade, we also help with gaining CHAS accreditation and pre-contract questionnaires.
UK Research & Innovation
We invest in research and innovation to enrich lives, drive economic growth, and create jobs and high-quality public services across the UK. We are transforming tomorrow together.
Department for Business & Trade
The Department for Business & Trade helps businesses export and grow into global markets. We also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK. Our services are provided in over 100 markets throughout the world. We are passionate about what we do. Thats why we constantly review our services in light of customer feedback and the impact they offer, which means theyll vary from time to time.
Prowess- Women in Business
Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish. Be inspired Prowess is full of stories and shared experiences from women who’ve made their own way in business. Everyone has a story to tell. And women who are thinking of starting a business – and those looking to grow – say there aren’t enough stories of real women in business out there. In our recent survey 43% said they wanted to read more experiences and case studies from ‘real’ women in business! Read them here, or submit your own here.
Let's Do Business Group
With the ability to help businesses across all sectors, our team can offer business consultancy services to help you achieve your goals. The Let’s Do Business Group can provide virtual business consultancy services through our team of business professionals and quality assured consultants. Whether its developing a business plan or strategy, coaching or mentoring of senior staff and business owners, or just being a sounding board our team are here to help. We offer a free initial consultation so that we understand your needs, and you get to know us. We will then agree how we will work together and our fees – this could be from a one off session, a short support programme or a longer term project. We also have access to a range of other business specialists to help you with anything from Marketing to HR – so whatever your need, we can find a solution. Contact the team today at or email
Abide Consulting Ltd
Business Continuity and ICT Continuity specialist consultant with no IT products to sell. I am a BCI certified professional and can help new businesses think about a simple business continuity plan that will enhance the foundation of their business. A company with a demonstrable business continuity plan is often more attactinve to prospective business clients.
ACF Associates
ACF Associates is a leading provider of working capital advice, business coaching, finance director and turnaround services to technology, manufacturing and consumer goods businesses in the South East. Our results focused, and scalable programs are designed to systematically resolve cash and finance issues, so delivering financial stability, business confidence, and a platform for growth.
Bonallack and Bishop Solicitors
With five offices, including Andover, Hampshire,, we offer a full range of legal services to startup businesses -- from advice on renting to drafting terms and conditions and dont forget our FREE seven day Solicitors debt collecting letter.
Crammond Business Development
Crammond business development works with the owners and directors of small and medium sized businesses to improve the performance and profitability of their organisation on a results based remuneration model.
Enterprise M3 Business Support
The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a publicprivate partnership set up to support and sustain economic growth at a local level. The Finance, Innovation & Business Support Action Group gives a voice to the business community to help inform the LEP Board about the priorities, opportunities and barriers for economic growth, wealth and job creation.
Federation of Small Business Wessex
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UKs largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has over 200,000 members across 33 regions. In addition, Member Services is committed to delivering a wide range of high quality, good value business services to members of the FSB. Regional organiser: Christchurch Business Centre, Grange Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4JD
Mentor Net
Mentor-net is the business mentoring scheme for SMEs in the south of England. It is a confidential service provided by the not-for-profit Mentor-net programme and volunteer Business Mentors, who are drawn from experienced members of the business community and the professions. Mentor-net recruits experienced business people to act as Volunteer Business Mentors, trains and supports them, linking them with trading businesses in need of Mentoring support.
Pro-actions help SME owner managers to get clear on what they want from their businesses and then make it happen. Pro-actions offer both business coaching and support using 1-to-1 meetings and events.
SME Business Help UK
SME Business Help UK. The website that connects SMEs to the experts, services and help they need to grow their business. FREE directory listings for consultants and services.
South East Business Innovation & Growth
The Solent Innovation and Growth Team (IGT) comprises experienced business professionals and benefits from the support and help of a very strong network of successful local entrepreneurs, professional services firms and business coaches and mentors, as well as partner organisations.
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Local help for startups

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