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.

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.

Donut Small Business Collective
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Donut Small Business Collective Facebook group

Running a small business can feel lonely at times. Combat the isolation and connect with other small business owners in our friendly Facebook group, the Donut Small Business Collective.

Access knowledge and networks
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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.

A mature business woman mentors a younger woman
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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.