Business Support
FREE business support for new and existing businesses in the New Forest.

Starting a business in the New Forest?

We are now offering FREE support to New Forest residents & businesses to help them ‘start-up’ and grow their new business in 2023.

Whether you are thinking of becoming self-employed, have a new business idea that you would like to explore, or are a New Forest business that has been trading for less than three years and needs help and advice to grow and be more resilient, this support could be perfect for you.

Councillor Michael Harris OBE, New Forest District Council Portfolio Holder for Business, High Streets and Tourism said: “There is no doubt that businesses need all the help that they can get at the moment, so it is timely that NFDC have launched an exciting new package of free support for start-ups and new businesses. I encourage any New Forest resident who is thinking of becoming self-employed or starting a business to contact IncuHive who will help them to have a clear business roadmap from the outset”.

Andy Pringle, our Business Support Manager said “Getting the right advice in the early stages can dramatically increase your chances of success. IncuHive’s experienced team have already supported thousands of start-ups and we would love to help you too.”

Funding from New Forest District Council means this service is completely free of charge to New Forest residents or businesses.

The support includes ongoing 1:1 support to help you put the advice given into action and to maximize the chances of your business surviving long term.

If you would like to find out more, please ring Andy on 07817 065694 or contact him by e-mail at:

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