Business support and advice
Last updated: 20/02/2014
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The Council works in close partnership with
the Cornwall and Isles of
Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership as well as business support
agencies across Cornwall, to ensure that information, advice and
guidance is available to help your business when you need it,
whether you are just starting a new business, growing your
business, relocating to Cornwall or running a social enterprise or
charitable organisation. All of this information has now come
together under the new Business Pulse service.
Cornwall and Isles of
Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have launched
Business Pulse, the heart of
business support in Cornwall. This service brings together in one
place all of the services that can support you in starting and
running a business. It also allows businesses to connect with each
other as well as support providers.
Support ranges from helping you to start a
business, supporting businesses who want to relocate to the area,
helping you to grow or just support for your everyday needs.
Through advice, guidance, investment and coaching.
Business in You and the Business Support Helpline
Nationally, Business in You offers
advice, inspiration and practical help to turn ideas in businesses.
The new GOV.UK site also offers practical advice
on all areas of owning and running a business. You can access
information and support either through the webpage or through the
This helpline provides a quick response
service to people with simple questions about starting or running a
business. It also provides a more in-depth service for those with
more complex enquiries. A specialist business advice service
also forms part of the Helpline service offer. For businesses that
are in need of additional assistance this targeted service provides
pre-starts and established businesses meeting specific criteria
with more personalised and in-depth advice through a small team of
Business Support Advisers (BSAs). Telephone: 0845 600 9006
(9.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday).
Online training for starting a business
HM Revenues and customes have prepared an online training
package that provides information on things to consider when
starting a business, You can access the training for free on the