Prosper Start-up Support

Free support to help you build the best foundation for your new business

Available to start-ups in Mid Devon, East Devon and Exeter, our free support helps you pave the way for a sustainable business fit for the future. The guidance we provide is interwoven with digital strategy which is essential for the success of any new venture in today's world.

Learn the common mistakes to avoid and give your new business the best possible start. Our support is delivered by expert advisors here in Devon who know and understand the local market. 

It's an exciting yet daunting time. There's a lot to consider, but with guidance from our experienced business advisors, you're in good hands. 

We could help you with:

  • Business planning​
  • Building confidence​
  • Market research​
  • How to identify resources​
  • How to avoid common mistakes​
  • Legal structure​
  • Registering your business​
  • How to manage, organise, run, market, finance & grow a new business.
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    Learn, network and grow

    When you join the Prosper programme under Start-up Support, you'll have access to inspiring and practical workshops designed to help you get your new venture off to a strong start.

    You'll also gain access to our Enterprise Club where you can benefit from meeting other like-minded people in a similar position to you. These peer-to-peer sessions are the ideal place for you to network, share ideas and potentially meet future clients, suppliers or collaborators. Our experienced business advisors are also on-hand at each session so you can talk through any challenges you may be facing.

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    Be Your Own Boss
    In this workshop for budding entrepreneurs, we'll guide you through the fundamental digital skills crucial for launching and thriving in today's business landscape. 
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    Enterprise Club
    While there are no set topics in our peer-to-peer sessions, some of the areas that may be explored include marketing, finance, legal information, pricing, funding, sustainability and more.
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    Other ways Prosper can help you

    We can also support you and your business in the following areas. Follow the link below for further details.

    • Business growth
    • Green business support
    • Employment support
    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PROSPER
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    Other ways Prosper can help you

    We can also support you and your business in the following areas. Follow the link below for further details.

    • Business growth
    • Green business support
    • Employment support
    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PROSPER
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    Eligibility

    This support is available to businesses or entrepreneurs based in or looking to start up in East Devon, Exeter, and Mid Devon. If you're unsure, you can check by inputting your postcode into the Council Checker.

    How this support is funded

    Prosper is funded by the UK Government and is receiving up to £569,422 of Shared Prosperity Funding. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is the Managing authority for these funds. The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council.

    Devon County Council is project managing the programme on behalf of East Devon, Mid Devon and Exeter councils, with business support provided by Business Information Point and Cosmic.

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