Support for businesses

Support for businesses who are registered with Companies House or HMRC

Our aim is to help northern Devon develop a successful business community. Our friendly team of business professionals offer a range of services including:

  • Help to start your new business
  • Business planning & cash flow forecasting
  • Support during early days of trading
  • Sourcing finance
  • Helping your existing business to develop and grow
  • Other specialist support

Wherever you are in your business life cycle our team has the skills to give you practical help and advice.

Due to the current restrictions on non-essential travel and meetings, we have adapted our workshop sessions and 1-2-1 meetings so that they can be delivered online using Zoom. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to resume face-to-face meetings and classroom based workshop sessions after the restrictions have been further eased and it is considered safe to do so.

Free Business Support Programmes

In the meantime, the following Workshop sessions for January 2021 are currently available for people registered on our free Business Support Programme (if you are not registered please call Vicky Fether on 01237 428 834 to find out how to register).


Website Improvements and SEO
Tuesday 5thJanuary 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Join us for this highly informative workshop which will focus on what makes a good website, best practices when managing your own website and how to optimise it for Google and other search engines.
We will be delving into this from a basic to intermediate level to understand just how Google works at categorising websites and webpages on various search listings and the techniques used to improve this whilst utilising good practice and making your website more user friendly for those landing on it.


Focus on Facebook - The Basics
Tuesday 12th January 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Struggling to know where to start with Facebook from your business? We’ll start with the basics and run through profiles, groups and pages, highlight the differences and show you how to set up Pages for your business. Learn the basics of what makes a good post, ways to improve engagement and how to keep customers wanting more.


Office 365 Overview
Friday 15th January 1.00pm – 4.00pm


Digital marketing made easy
Tuesday 26th January 1.00pm – 4.00pm

This workshop will provide useful guides, tips and tricks to enhance and improve your digital marketing. We will take a look at tools and techniques to help you to promote your business, share your news stories and reach new customers. We will explore how to: write and deliver a digital marketing strategy, use social media to reinforce these and enable you to communicate the great things about your business to your customers old and new.


Instagram – The Basics
Thurday 28th January 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Get started with the Instagram platforms in this workshop, learn how to create a great presence for your business, grow your audience and create quality engagement.

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