Information on starting a business in Aldershot or Farnborough.

Business advice

If you are thinking of starting your own business, we can offer advice and support on:

Business support

IncuHive

Whether you have a new business idea that you would like to explore, are looking for ways to increase your turnover, grow your existing business or just do things more efficiently, the IncuHive Group would love to help.

IncuHive is a business incubation and co-working organisation which offers free business support, mentoring, start‐up investment, networking, training, office space, and desk space.

Their advisors will work with you to identify what would most help your business. This includes:

  • Free advice and mentoring
  • Access to funding and grants
  • Finance, bookkeeping, tax
  • Finding new clients, marketing, web, social media
  • Post-Covid business planning and/or pivoting
  • New business start-up

The comprehensive package of personalised support includes a bespoke interactive business ‘health check’, which, will enable you to have a clear and honest overview of your business as it is today.

The package will include initial and ongoing one-to-one support designed to put the findings and recommendations into action and to maximise the chances of long-term sustainability.

To find out more without any pressure or obligation, please contact Andy Pringle on 07817 065694 or by email: andy.pringle@incuhive.co.uk

Rushmoor Training Hub

Rushmoor Borough Council is offering businesses in Aldershot and Farnborough a free, business training hub in partnership with live learning company SeedL.

The innovative hub offers all employees of Rushmoor based businesses unlimited access to up to 200 live courses at any given time and offers topics that can teach employees new skills, improve performance and ultimately make businesses in the borough more successful.

Employees of business rate payers can choose from a range of subjects including retail management and customer service, right through to Microsoft Excel and project management.

On completing a course, employees can download a completion of learning certificate, helping them to evidence their personal development in gaining additional skills and knowledge.

All courses are uniquely live interactive webinars, allowing local employees to make a date to learn on a flexible basis, accessing webinars from their home or office.

The learning solution is among the first of its kind around the UK and is launched in partnership with Farnborough-based SeedL, a world-pioneering virtual live learning subscription service.

Visit the Rushmoor Training Hub.

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub

The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub offers expert advice to thousands of businesses each year and has a specific focus on high growth, high-tech SMEs.

Start Up Loans

If you have (or plan to start) a UK-based business that’s been fully trading for less than 36 months, Start Up Loans are government-backed and charge a fixed interest rate of 6% per year. You can borrow between £1,000 and 25,000.

HM Revenue and Customs

Offers guidance on the things you need to consider when starting a new business. For more information, visit the HM Revenue and Customs website.

Start-up businesses

An online resource offering information and advice on starting up a new business. For more information, visit the Startups website.

The Start Up Donut

This online resource offers plenty of advice and suggestions on how to start a business. The website shows start-up case studies and profiles, with an 'expert advice' section and links to their other subjects such as law, tax and IT.  For more information, visit the Start Up Donut website.


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