Business Start-Up

  • Question 1

    Have you got a passion or a hobby you would love to turn into a business?

  • Question 2

    Is there a gap in the market that you could fill with your business idea?

  • Question 3

    Do you want to be your own boss?


If you answered “Yes!” to any of the questions above, then you could have what it takes to start your own business and we’re here to help.

We deliver North Somerset’s business support service on behalf of the Enterprising West of England Programme. The programme helps pre-start businesses test their ideas and plan their business. It is part funded by the European Regional Development Framework and delivered in partnership with the four local authorities across the West of England, Business West, the Prince’s Trust and YTKO.

Starting your own business requires planning, research and preparation and that’s what we can help you with.

We offer a free, confidential and impartial business advice service to guide you through the steps of setting up your own business and kick start your success!

For pre-start businesses, we offer;

  • Free one to one business counselling, information, training, help and support

  • Free or low-cost practical training seminars

  • Business mentoring, coaching and networking opportunities

  • Dedicated support for social enterprises and creative businesses

  • Specialist support for women in business and rural companies

  • Free or subsidised professional advice from legal, IT, marketing, and accountancy practitioners

  • The opportunity to gain business qualifications

Contact us today by calling us on 01934 418118, to find out what we can do for YOU and YOUR business.