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Business Support in Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, South Glos and throughout South West England

Business Support Services supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council


Cool Ventures are delighted to be able to deliver Business Support services to Pre-start, Early Stage and Existing Businesses free of charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England consortium


Pre-start and Start-up Services

Any business that has not yet registered with HMRC or Companies House,  is welcome to take advantage of the services provided under the Start-up programme.


We recommend that someone thinking about starting a business, or becoming self employed takes advantage of our Starting in Business Workshops as their first step.  Running alternate months across the council region, these short workshops help you consider the impact this will have on both you and your friends and family as well as providing practical advice and guidance to make sure you set up on a solid foundation.


Following on from the initial workshop, we deliver a longer workshop, also free of charge, that covers the key areas you need to be aware of when running your business. We also provide one to one advice sessions for pre-start and start-up businesses to discuss any business related topic that is worrying you.


Finally for the start-up business we deliver focused workshops going into more detail on the legal and practical aspects of running a business, including business planning, finance, marketing and some of the basic legal requirements.


Registered Businesses

For businesses that are already registered with either HMRC or Companies House, we offer one to one sessions with generalist business advisers to discuss day to day business issues.  For more specialist queries, for example maximising benefit from social media technologies, bookkeeping and accountancy questions or IT issues, we have a panel of specialist advisers available who will be pleased to offer you advice and guidance. You can also take advantage of the services offered to prestart businesses if you need a refresher on any areas of your business. Unfortunately we are unable to deliver professional services free of charge but can help you find the right practitioner to work with.


We also deliver a series of workshops to help you with developing your business including Strategic Planning, Marketing, Finance, Marketing, Digital Media Content and Leadership and Management.


Further Details


For more information and further details on these services or to book a place on a workshop or a one to one session, please contact us on 01225 580850 or email bathnes@coolventures.co.uk.  Alternatively you can book online at coolventures.eventbrite.co.uk.


For news, events and other business support activities on offer to residents and businesses in B&NES please visit www.investinbath.co.uk



Please note that  this scheme does not provide support in Somerset.  If you or your business is based in Somerset please visit the Heart of the South West Growth Hub.


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If you would like to register for the programme now, please request an online registration form by clicking on the appropriate button below

To book onto an event now click on the button below and if you have not yet registered on the programme, please click on the Book Now button below and you will be taken to our booking site