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City for growth

Business support

  • Grow your business and become more resilient

    We offer advice and mentoring to become more resilient and embrace new innovative ideas. If you run a small, established business with less than 50 staff, a social enterprise or co-operative, we can offer support in these areas:

    • business growth and sustainability
    • high growth
    • tendering skills
    • digital skills

    You’ll benefit from:

    • flexible, one-to-one specialist mentoring with an experienced business advisor who will review your business and help you implement a plan for growth
    • workshops and networking events to help you build on the learning from your mentoring sessions 
    • an opportunity to attend group mentoring sessions with like-minded business owners

    Our mentors can support you in areas including:

    • business planning, improvement and efficiency
    • digital technology including advice on website development, paid advertising and customer relationship management export development
    • market intelligence and analysis of emerging market opportunities
    • marketing and social media
    • people and human resource management, including hiring new staff
    • product or process development and commercialisation
    • sales development
    • securing finance and financial planning
    • strategic management, including change management
    • system and process improvement, including use of new IT and software
    • tendering support to help you secure new business
    • sustainability and net zero.
  • Register online for business support

    Complete our business registration form on Go Succeed (link opens in new window).

    For more information, contact our Economic Development Unit on 028 9027 0482 or email

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