Business Information Point has been providing expert business support for over 20 years.
Our role is to help small businesses start, grow and succeed by providing in depth knowledge, information and advice across a range of topics.
We offer businesses one to one support, training and information, from our team experienced business advisors. Our strength is our knowledge of rural business, whether that’s village shops, home based crafts, the service sector, manufacturing, agriculture or any other business type.
Business Information Point has a long history of helping local businesses start, grow and succeed. In the last three years alone we’ve helped over 1,300 people realise their dream of becoming self-employed.
More importantly though, we’re proud to say that over 90% of those that start trading are still doing so after six months. Many of these continue to grow and provide employment opportunities for the local communities.
Through local, national and European funding we are able to offer a variety of support to individuals and businesses throughout Devon and parts of Somerset.
Starting a business can be a challenging time so having access to an experienced business advisor or mentor to share their expertise in order to avoid common pitfalls and realise opportunities can be invaluable.
Help includes preparing business plans, applying for grants/loans, marketing, sales and legislative requirements. It’s a broad base of practical, no nonsense advice that builds the foundations of a strong business.
Types of support varies and could be on a one-to-one basis with a business advisor or in a small group session on one of our free workshops.
We also have close links with the organisations that provide funding for small businesses and are able to advise on the availability of funding in your area. We can work with you to ready your business and submit a strong application for funding.
Grant funding for small businesses in Devon and Somerset varies greatly depending on various factors such as business type, industry and location. Recent funding projects have put emphasis on rural businesses which can demonstrate that they will strengthen the local economy, create employment and support business growth.
1. Business support, information and advice
2. Business grants and funding
3. Business skills workshops
4. Conference facilities
5. Business planning