Finding further support for your business

We're very proud of the advice and guidance we offer at Be the Business.

However, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on all the other public and private support that’s available.

The UK has a wide network of organisations that offer a helping hand. But this can be hard to navigate.

Organisations that offer business support include

  • Universities
  • Growth Hubs
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Innovation Labs
  • Commercial leaders

Local Growth Hubs

Enter your postcode and we’ll find the Growth Hubs closest to you.

What is a Growth Hub?

Growth Hubs are part of a national network of LEPs (Local Enterprise Partnerships). They are the government provision of local business support. Each county has an assigned LEP and Growth Hub.

What types of support do they offer?

  • Courses and training in areas such as people management
  • Mentorship with experienced professionals
  • Advice and information based on your specific region
  • Peer-to-peer learning with leaders just like you
  • Funding for particular businesses
  • Events that help build your local network

How it works

  1. Enter your business postcode in the box on the left
  2. Contact your local Growth Hub
  3. They will have a dedicated conversation to understand your business and its needs
  4. Personalised support will then be recommended and made available to you

What is private business support?

Corporate leaders deliver local business support services. These can be both free and paid for at the point of delivery.

What types of support do they offer?

  • Small business discounts
  • Webinars and masterclasses
  • Sector-specific expertise
  • Behind the scenes access
  • Grant finance
  • Joint venture opportunities

How it works

  1. Click on one of the logos on the left to find out more about the dedicated business support programmes or information hubs our corporate partners have developed
  2. Access more information and guidance from the support provider, including the stories of those who have used it before
  3. Alternatively, browse private business support to get more general information from the government’s website
  4. Start unlocking the resources the UK’s private sector is providing