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You are here:  Home | Business | Economic Development | Business Start-ups
Business Start-ups
 
 
The Economic Development Unit at New Forest District Council provides a Business start-up pack offering information and advice about who to talk to and where to find assistance on a wide range of matters.

The business start-up pack contains information for those looking to begin business ventures in the New Forest area. Below is a selection of information which is included within the pack. Should you wish to receive a pack in hard copy, please contact Matt Callaghan on 023 8028 5371

Useful links and support:
The Business Contacts page provides information and links to many of the agencies you may wish to speak to when setting up your business. Signposting to and assistance with grants, premises and advice can be found on this page.

Business Grants:
Funds may be available to help with the costs of setting up your business in the form of loans or grants. Business located in the New Forest have access to a free online grant search facility. For details of this and other local business funding options, see our the Business Grants section of this website.

Facts and Figures:
When writing a business plan, you may wish to support your business case with local facts and figures. You may wish to have background knowledge of the New Forest as a business environment before locating here. A summary page of 'facts at a glance can be downloaded from our Facts and Figures page. The page also provides a range of datasets on other statistics including business stock and unemployment.

Business Link Advice:
Business Link (now part of the gov.uk service) offers an extensive range of free information and resources on their website on topics including business premises, business taxes and funding. For details of this, see the Business Link Online resources.

New Forest Business Partnership:
New Forest Business Partnership offer a range of networking and learning opportunities for your business. Membership fees start of just £50 per year for the smallest companies and provide access to discounted or free tickets to the extensive events programme available throughout the year. Visit the NFBP website to register and for further details.


Other useful links

Training and Business Development Opportunities PDF Document

Useful Contacts for Starting a Business PDF Document