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Business support

Business support comes in many forms, it could be as simple as knowing where to turn for impartial advice, help to set up your new business, accessing grant funding or having a forum to discuss major local issues. 
We represent businesses on wider issues and champion our local area and its growth, across all levels of business.
Up to date business support is posted on this page.

Business & IP Centre

Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Sussex offers free support to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses across Sussex. As well as being a hub for entrepreneurs to network, it provides access to over £5M worth of industry, market and company specific research data and analysis, one-to-one expert advice sessions, intellectual property support and a programme of business events to help you imagine, start or grow your business.

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The Business Hot House

The Business Hothouse offers free, expert advice and guidance to business and start-up owners in the coast-to-capital area. Our business coaches and management consultants offer free workshops, boot camps and 1-2-1 sessions to help bridge your business knowledge gaps.

The Business Hothouse is a free business support programme, run by experts, that is funded through the ERDF and HM Government.

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Low Carbon Across the South East (LOCASE)

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund to provide a free business support programme. The aim is to help your business to become more competitive and profitable while protecting the environment and encouraging low carbon solutions.

To do this, LoCASE provides grants for businesses of up to £10,000 as well as training workshops. Targeted business support is on offer for companies who offer “green” or low carbon goods and services.

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Coast To Capital 

The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, support, investment and strategic leadership to help small and medium sized enterprises drive sustainable business success and regional economic growth in West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and Surrey. 

The Growth Relationship Team are the first point of contact for finding business support for your business. The team help you review your business, identifying barriers to your growth and direct you to solutions from the very wide range of support available including funding, support programmes or specialists.

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Worthing & Adur Chamber 

Together business is stronger

We are here to promote, support and connect our members, who are a diverse mix of large and small businesses all with the same aim – to succeed.

There are so many benefits to being a member, whether you want to raise your profile, accelerate your business growth, connect with your business community or simply just be part of it.

The Chamber's purpose is to support businesses, big or small to ensure and encourage success. 

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West Sussex Recover & Rise

The West Sussex councils have delivered a series of FREE online video workshops designed to maximise the impact and accessibility of digital technologies. 

The Recover and Rise SME Digital Accelerator programme is a four-part series comprising 29 online video workshops. 

Recover and Rise helps Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) utilise digital tools and gain expert knowledge and advice on how best to grow their online presence, attract and retain new customers and work more productively. 

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Help to grow University of Brighton 

Help to Grow: Management is the government's flagship executive development leadership and management course designed to help you to grow your business. It supports leaders and senior managers of small and medium-sized businesses from any sector through a 12-week programme designed to be taken alongside full-time work, with the cost 90% funded by Government.

The Help to Grow: Management programme is delivered by leading business schools across the UK who have been awarded the Small Business Charter (SBC) by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS). The University of Brighton’s School of Business and Law gained accreditation in December 2021.

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RISE - Research & Innovation 

Business innovation is critical for enhancing your productivity and competitiveness. Through the RISE project, the Universities of Brighton and Sussex are offering free business innovation support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in West Sussex. We’ll help you progress your innovation approach, whether you’re just getting started or already have an idea that you’d like to develop. RISE can help you develop unique collaborations and give you access to cutting edge technologies and approaches.

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Local businesses invited to get a
free workplace health check

The programme, which is delivered by Adur & Worthing Wellbeing, with funding from West Sussex County Council, is designed to help businesses cut staff absences due to sickness by supporting employees to improve their health. 

Nationally, 131 million days a year are lost to sickness absence, which costs the UK economy an estimated £100 billion every year. And this figure is expected to rise as the fallout from the COVID pandemic continues. 

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