Portsmouth Business

Support Service

In partnership with:

Services offered by our Partners

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Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Enterprise South, part of Business South helps people whatever stage they are at in business, whether you are pre-start, a young business or a well-established one. They have a variety of services to support you on your journey

The South Central branch of the FSB understands the unique issues facing small businesses in this part of the country as its members and dedicated staff all live and work locally. From start up to scale up, the FSB is here to help you on your business journey. Learn everything you need to know about starting a business, including business law basics, finance fundamentals and how to secure your first sale.

Hampshire Chamber is a membership organisation, owned and managed by local businesses whose goal it is to protect and promote business interests helping to make businesses become more successful by providing networking opportunities, business support and advice, as well as a great range of Products and Services.

To support those who are either starting a business, or seeking to grow one, Enterprise Business South can help in one of the following ways:

  • One to one advice
  • Funding and start up loans
  • Enterprise centres

Enterprise Centres

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To empower businesses in our city, enabling them to flourish. We guide aspiring business leaders towards valuable partnerships, providing them with access to comprehensive support networks. Specifically, our bank of business mentors volunteer their time and expertise to support new and growing businesses with 1-2-1 mentoring programmes.

Solent Partners is a a nationally-leading partnership that brings together the best and the brightest industry minds from across the Solent area. Our partnership with businesses and institutions in the area has the aim of promoting our collective prosperity and sustainability as we work to grow the Solent economy.

Relevant to anyone connected to the University of Portsmouth, as a current student, a graduate or connected in any other way, the University of Portsmouth offers a range of support for businesses whether big or small, new to the market or well established.

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Solent Business & Skills Solutions

WSX Enterprise provides practical support, advice, mentoring and training to people setting up and growing their businesses large and small. A wide variety of programmes cover every need that businesses might have, every step of the way. This includes access to finance, enhancing digital skills, start-up guidance and general business advice.

Jodie, a fully qualified financial adviser, assists individuals and local businesses in mastering their finances and achieving their goals. 

Solent Business and Skills Solutions is a free business support service offered by Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council. We provide a range of support measures to help businesses succeed across the Solent region. Our advisors tailor their advice to your business and can assist you with a wide range of topics.

Various online resources at www.wsxenterprise.co.uk

A very helpful Toolkit can be applied for at success2startup.org.uk and the Transformational Business Support service at  digital.wsxenterprise.co.uk

Through comprehensive financial assessments, Jodie works closely with clients & businesses to develop financial plans tailored to their specific goals. Furthermore, she can provide employee financial wellbeing sessions, aimed at improving financial wellbeing within the workplace.

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  • Apprenticeship training funding through our Transfer to Transform initiative.
  • Business sustainability planning through our Net Zero 360 programme.
  • A range of masterclasses covering topics that will support the success of your organisation.
  • Online virtual Lunch & Learns to give you flexibility in you learning.
  • Assistance with a range of topics including marketing, finance, sales / growth, net zero, apprenticeship & skills, digital badging and other general business support
  • Access to a range of Databases such as Grant Finder, COBRA and Mintel.