New businesses play a significant role in the economic growth and prosperity of the New Forest. Not only do they create jobs, they also improve the economy through innovation and finding new ways of working.
Starting a new business can be an extremely daunting task. We work with partners, including the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), to ensure businesses can access impartial advice to help them start and grow.
There are many different business support options and routes for you to take, depending on the business, your growth plans and the type of support you require.
In partnership with Enterprise South, we have produced a New Forest 'Start Your Own Business' book, which covers topics such as business planning, finance and funding. This book is completely free to download.
For existing businesses, visit our business support and advice pages.