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Starting or growing a business

If you are thinking of starting up or growing your own business, do take advantage of the free business support available. The following organisations can help you make sure your great idea succeeds:

Business East Sussex - Business East Sussex provides free and impartial government funded business support across the county of East Sussex. There is a wealth of support and finance options available to help your business, and the specialist team at Business East Sussex can help you identify your business needs and find relevant programmes or funding schemes.

Eastbourne District Enterprise Agency Ltd website - Funded by Eastbourne Borough Council, Edeal offers free confidential and impartial business advice and counselling for start-ups. Businesses also have free access to a 1-2-1 social media training session with Ditzy Media, business start-up workshops and networking. 

Lewes District Business Start Up - Lewes District Business Start-up Programme  - A three-part programme of support for pre-start and early-stage businesses, including community enterprises, co-operatives and other social enterprises. Funded by Lewes District Council and delivered by 'always possible'.