Small business support

When you start your own business, you'll face tough challenges and decisions. We share some for the key sources of free and paid-for advice.

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Small business support - overview

When you start your own business, you'll face tough challenges and decisions. We share some of the key sources of free and paid-for advice.

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Access knowledge and networks

Networking can help you to share knowledge, forge alliances and access the skills and experience of others. Read our guide to collaborating.

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Using a consultant

Bringing in outside expertise can help you improve processes, products and profitability - how to get the best results from a consultant.

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Q&A: Mentoring

Running your own small business can be lonely and it can be difficult to know what to do when faced with new challenges unless you have a mentor.

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Business Events Finder

Use this tool to find details about business-related training, workshops, networking opportunities and seminars near you and further afield.