FOR STARTUPS

"Do something you love and you'll never work a day in your whole life"

Running a business is not for everyone. But if you've got an entrepreneurial streak, we can help point you in the direction of the best resources and support to help make it a success. 

OFF. UP. RUNNING. 

There are lots of reasons people decide to go into business for themselves. At the heart of it, there's usually a passion for something.

Whatever your business idea, whatever your passion, Dorset Gateway can point you in the right direction to get you off the drawing board, up and running.

GET HELP AND SUPPORT FOR

FINDING FINANCE


It's the bottom line: without the right financing in place, you can't have a viable business.


We can help point you in the direction of experts who can help. 

WORKSHOPS
& TRAINING


Going into business requires a broad skill set. It's normal not to have them all. 


We can help help you find the training to develop the skills you need.  

SELL TO
THE WORLD


It's a big world out there, with opportunities galore to grow your business quickly. 


Here's what you need to explore, access and expand overseas. 

OTHER SUPPORT


Whatever your idea and business sector - there's a wealth support you can turn to. 


Here's our summary of the most useful opportunities on offer across Dorset. 

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SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR

We're not a virtual algorithm service. Our team are real, based in Dorset and here to help you make more of your business. Sometimes that's direct - such as our Dorset Bid-Writing service or Back to Business support. Other times it might be putting you in touch with organisations with the resources and best expertise for your need - such as the Department for Trade if you're looking to grow markets overseas. 

For an informal chat about your business needs, complete our sign-up form and one of our advisors will arrange a convenient time for a callback.  

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