Free business support is currently available to Devon and Somerset businesses through a Devon County Council managed project, the Growth Support Programme.
The Growth Support Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and provides free business support to eligible Devon and Somerset-based business. The programme is aiming to support 4000 businesses.
If you participate in the programme you will be entitled to a face-to-face meeting with a business adviser to spend time running through all aspects of your business to develop a growth plan. From there, you may also be eligible for a further nine hours of support including an assessment of digital opportunities and financial understanding, with the possibility of looking at support for innovation, HR and marketing.
Are you entitled to free business support?
For your business to qualify, you must be able to answer “yes” to the following three questions:
- Is your business in an eligible sector? (eight sectors are excluded)
- Is your business an SME?
- Have you received less than €200,000 of public-funded support in the last 3 years?
For further details on eligibility and to register your interest in participating in the scheme, click here.