Are you a small business owner looking to expand? Have an idea for a business that you're not quite sure how to get off the ground? Got your business started, and need some expert guidance on how to get to the next step?
The Business Support Bank could be for you!
The Business Support Bank offers up to 6 hours of free expert advice and guidance from experienced business mentors to pre-start-ups and small businesses in the PO1-PO6 postcode areas.
In Partnership with WSX Enterprise and Portsmouth City Council, we have already delivered over 100 hours of free mentoring to 35 businesses since launching the Bank in January 2017. Could you be next?
If you'd like to apply for mentoring, please complete the application form available here, and return it to
We are also looking for donations of time to the bank; if you would like to help businesses grow in Portsmouth, please get in touch.
“My background is engineering, as a start-up business everything is a new experience. Getting yourself noticed over everyone else takes a lot of work, and getting help where it is given is essential. My mentor has given me a plethora of creative advice and ideas to follow up on. I wish I could split myself in 3 to follow them all! It also gives me reassurances that others go through similar experiences when starting up.”
James Crook, founder of Forty1 Kitesurfing