Where to start, how to grow

Get impartial advice to help your business grow or support in starting up.

Starting a business and finding the right help, advice and support can be difficult.

The links below will take you to some useful sites that provide impartial advice to help answer some common questions, or find additional information on specific topics in the sections displayed on the left hand side of the page.

Heart of the South West Growth Hub -  extensive business growth and support services and information about other services in the County

How do I write a business plan?
How do I research my business?
How do I register my business?
Where can I find finance or funding?
Where do I find tax advice?
How do I find business premises?
How do I employ staff? 
Can I get sales and marketing advice? 
Business Growth Gateway
DIT Export Support

For more information about starting and growing your business in Mendip, visit the Enterprise Mendip page where you can download a guide to local and national business support, produced in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce.  You can also express an interest in the free business development workshops we will be hosting, by taking this Enterprise Mendip Business Training Survey.

For further help please contact economy@mendip.gov.uk