Fully funded Southend business support programmes

Fully-funded business support programmes

Southend Business Navigator

The newly appointed Southend Business Navigator will aim to continue the great work of the BEST Growth Hub in Southend.

Local Businesses can access a free initial triage with our business navigator, where they will look to gain key insights about the business. The business navigator will explain exactly how our connections and support providers can deliver professional tailored support to your business across numerous areas, as well as make any necessary introductions or referrals.

How do I apply?

To request a 1-2-1 appointment, please contact the Economic Development Team.

Deyton Bell: Southend Business Lift-Off

This project will offer five different services to entrepreneurs in Southend. Deyton Bell will provide a triage service to entrepreneurs to identify their needs and the best routes to meet these.

  • pre-start will be supported to assist aspirational entrepreneurs to develop viable business ideas
  • new start-ups will be supported with the development of businesses less than 12 months old
  • early-stage businesses (1-3 years old) will be supported with development

All entrepreneurs will receive ongoing pro bono support for the following 12 months. This will be in the form of a peer group and helpline.

How do I apply?

Contact the Economic Development Team.

Let’s Do Business Group: Finance advice for business

This project will provide support to small and micro businesses.
An expert business advisor will support the business in planning for and accessing finance to help sustain and develop:

  • the development of action plans
  • the creation of financial forecasts
  • access to finance
  • steps for moving forward

How do I apply?

Contact the Economic Development Team.