Business Support Services
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We have highlighted the below support services who are able to give you advice on your business needs on marketing, mentoring, social media and links to Europe and beyond.

If you wish to discuss your business requirements further, contact the Dorset Gateway and we can point you in the right direction.

The mission of the Dorset Growth Hub is to support businesses that want to grow, increase employment, improve the competitiveness of Dorset businesses and encourage inward investment to the county. Their specialists provide guidance and information on all aspects of business, including taking your first steps in the commercial world, how to find the right finance, and making best use of today’s digital marketing tools.

Silicon South is an ambitious, not for profit organisations dedicated to accelerating the Digital Economy in Dorset.

As an organisation SiSo delivers projects, manages investment, nurtures new talent, and encourages cross-industry collaboration to make Dorset the best place for digital and creative organisations to thrive. As a place Silicon South is a bustling economy of passionate and motivated digital and creative organisations who punch well above their weight on a global scale. A hot bed for start-ups, scale-ups and multinationals to set up, thrive and expand.

A combination of workshops on specific essential topics, such as social media; sales; finance; marketing. As well as 1-2-1 support with your advisor to tackle your individual needs and challenges to develop a successful business along with how best to finance it.

SWMAS designs and delivers programmes of support that enable ambitious businesses to increase their productivity, improve operational efficiency, develop skills and reach their growth potential.

EEN is a fully funded international business support programme; operating in 65 countries & is a key part of Innovate UK’s delivery. Tailored support is delivered  to help clients grow internationally, access new markets & develop innovation strategies.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry International Trade Team can support with exporting queries and documentation for export.

Established in 2005 Dorset Business Mentors – formerly known as DorMen – was a founder member of the National Mentoring Network and is acknowledged as one of the most established and experienced services in the UK. They have developed a strong reputation for accurately matching mentors’ skills and expertise with the needs and goals of local business.

A Dorset Business Mentor offers calm, structured focus, helping to sift and focus on priorities. They offer an opportunity to step back from day-to-day demands; offering guidance, encouragement and giving confidence where and when you need it. Their objective perspective, experience of other ways of doing things, ability to listen and willingness to constructively challenge will be nothing short of invaluable in realising your business potential.

If you are a start up or an established business looking to expand or relocate, Property Pilot has the ability to search for available commercial properties in Dorset.

Work with their members’ businesses to support them and to help them get their food and drink businesses seen, known and experienced by consumers here in Dorset and beyond.

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