Advice and networking
The University of Brighton and Entrepreneurial Spark have teamed up to offer current students and recent graduates free business premises and mentoring for between 6 to 18 months. Situated in the beautiful Preston Park area of the city, it's a fantastic opportunity to grow your business, alongside other fledgling entrepreneurs.
Chambers of Commerce
A vital network run for and by local businesses. They run networking events and training workshops with the aim of connecting local businesses and helping you to succeed.
- C2C Business
Free and impartial local advice and support service.
A not-for-profit enterprise agency providing confidential and impartial business advice.
- Let's Do Business
A social enterprise helping businesses to start-up and grow throughout the South East of England.
- The DIAL Project
Benefit from regular group discussion of your business challenges, and support fellow entrepreneurs.
- Federation of Small Business
Provides legal advice, insurance protection and help with financial questions.
Women-friendly business support, networking opportunities and more.
National support network for social enterprise.
- Wired Sussex
Business development agency for over 1,200 digital and new media companies and freelancers across Sussex and the South East.
The UK government’s grant finder tool enables you to search for funding according to various criteria.
- Start Up Loans
The government-backed provider of loans between £500 and £25,000. No application fee and 6% interest.
- The Prince’s Trust
Provides money and support to help people aged 18-30 start up in business.
- Shell Livewire
£5,000 is given out every month to start-ups that are addressing energy and resource challenges. Also includes a fund-finder tool.
An increasingly popular way to fund high growth businesses. Platforms include: