Starting a Business

Helpful networks, tools, groups and advice for startups and entrepreneurs.


The Solent Growth Hub

A ‘One Stop Shop' that helps business navigate its way through the complexity of growth initiatives, and promotes growth opportunities to help unlock business finance options.


Enterprise M3 growth hub

Enterprise M3 growth hub has been developed by business for business. It is a business-led Local Enterprise Partnership working with private and public sector partners to realise the full growth potential of the area. To create sustainable impact and increase employment it is critical to support businesses to become more productive, profitable and grow over the longer term. website has information required for someone looking to start their own business.



Startups is the UK’s leading independent, online resource for anyone starting or growing a business. 



GrantFinder is Europe’s leading provider of grants and policy information and has been providing support to UK organisations since 1985.  It is a user friendly, accurate, and professional funding tool, which has helped its users to facilitate the securing of millions of pounds worth of support