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Business support and advice

Advice and guidance to assist you in setting up your business in Dorset.

Business support and advice is available nationally through the new GOV UK - Business (opens in a new window) website that replaces the Business Link website.

In Dorset support and advice is also available from the local authority Economic Development teams and other organisations such as chambers of commerce and Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

  • Starting and running a business

    Gov.uk advice and information for businesses including starting up, employment and recruitment, business finance and support.

  • Commercial property

    Dorset has a wide range of premises available, from barn conversions to hi-tech business parks. Use Property Pilot, our free database search to find commercial property and land available to lease or to buy in Dorset.

  • Tourism business advice

    Ways in which councils work towards promoting Tourism in Dorset.

  • Development Trees Economic development

    Economic development is concerned with the programmes, policies and activities that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life within an area. Within Dorset, economic development is being delivered through both the district and county councils.

  • Money - Pound sign European funding

    European funding covers many areas of Dorset County Council's work.

  • Business travel in Dorset

    Dorset County Council has advice to help businesses reduce travel costs and business mileage across Dorset.

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