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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).

  • Business woman on the phone at a desk Business advice

    Dorset is an outstanding place to start or relocate a business. There is a dynamic local economy with a first-rate infrastructure as well as excellent communication links.

  • Hiring a river boat 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.

  • Dorset Police logoBusiness - security advice and support

    Crimes against business are often unplanned and they often occur when somebody spots an opportunity. The first action is to do a thorough risk assessment of your business, which should produce a checklist of all the potential risks.

  • Poundbury development Business Parks

    Businesses moving into Dorset from other parts of the UK and expanding local firms are key drivers in Dorset's economy.

  • 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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