Small Business Support

Business Information Point have been providing high-quality business support and advice across Devon for over 30 years.

We have a team of highly experienced business advisors who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise working to help people start or grow their businesses. All of our business advisors have a wide-ranging knowledge of many business sectors and types, from pre-starts to larger enterprises, and understand the challenges that businesses face as they start and grow.

At any one time, we are usually working on a number of business support programmes offering various types of support for new and existing businesses. This support is normally fully funded (depending on eligibility criteria) through various sources such as local authorities as well as Government funding.

The business support we provide usually includes one-to-one advice with one of our experienced advisors, complemented by a variety of business skills workshops and online learning.

Our funded support

East Devon Carbon Action Programme

East Devon Carbon Action Programme

Free support for businesses and community organisations of all sizes across East Devon to measure and reduce their carbon impact, bring in more environmentally-friendly practices and move towards becoming net zero.

This programme also enables access to the Carbon Action Fund which will provide grant funding for decarbonisation equipment. 

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Prosper Business Support

Prosper Business Support

Free business support for pre-start and existing businesses in Mid Devon, East Devon and Exeter.  

This specialised support is designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs improve productivity, reach net zero goals, move into new markets, develop new products, take on staff and a whole lot more. Choose from four areas of support.

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Pathway to Net Zero Business Support

Pathway to Net Zero

Free support for businesses in Plymouth looking to take either their first step or next step in adopting more environmentally conscious processes and moving towards becoming Net Zero.

The programme will be delivered via a combination of one-to-one sessions, workshops, and self-learning resources. Read more about the benefits of working towards Net Zero here.

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Construction Business Support

Construction Business Support

Free support to help construction and maintenance professionals run their business more efficiently, reduce costs and improve tender success.

Benefit from one-to-one sessions with a specialist advisor to discuss your business challenges, get practical advice from a digital expert, and get a tailored decarbonisation plan to make your business fit for the future.

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West Devon & South Hams Business Support

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Free support for businesses in the West Devon and South Hams area. The programme is open to all businesses regardless of sector or size, as well as anyone thinking of or in the process of becoming self-employed. Get one-to-one support with an experienced business advisor.

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Supporting you

Starting a Business

Got a great idea but don't know where to start? Find out what support we can offer to help you get your business off the ground.

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Growing a Business

Our expert advisors can help identify opportunities for growth and help you obtain funding to take your business to the next level.

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Grants & Funding

Find out what business funding is available in your areas. We can also work with you to submit a strong application.

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Case studies

We're delighted when we hear how we've helped local businesses. Here's a handful of our client success stories.

The Cabin Company

The Cabin Company
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Commercial workshops

Are you looking for a workshop on a specific area for your business? We run workshops for organisations and groups of varying sizes at a competitive hourly rate. Here's a sample of just some of the areas we cover. If you need help with another topic, please let us know by getting in touch.

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Authentic Networking

Business Sustainability

Wellbeing in the Workplace

Devon Elevation Fund

The Devon Elevation Fund, being part of the Community Renewal Fund, will provide grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for projects that help businesses and community organisations
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Business Health Check

How to set your prices

How to apply for business funding

Business Health Check
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Our Business Health Check workshop enables you to take a holistic view of your business, providing the tools you need to evaluate your current situation and find new opportunities for growth.
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Devon Elevation Fund

The Devon Elevation Fund, being part of the Community Renewal Fund, will provide grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for projects that help businesses and community organisations
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How to set your prices
Pricing strategy headings written down on green sticky notes
Pricing your products or services is a fine balancing act. This workshop provides you with all the practical techniques you need to apply when planning your pricing strategy.
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Devon Elevation Fund

The Devon Elevation Fund, being part of the Community Renewal Fund, will provide grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for projects that help businesses and community organisations
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How to apply for business funding
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Whether you're looking for start-up funding or you want a cash injection to grow your business, our funding workshop gives you all the tools you need to make a strong and compelling application.
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Devon Elevation Fund

The Devon Elevation Fund, being part of the Community Renewal Fund, will provide grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for projects that help businesses and community organisations
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Devon Elevation Fund

The Devon Elevation Fund, being part of the Community Renewal Fund, will provide grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for projects that help businesses and community organisations
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