Starting up a business

If you are thinking of starting up 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 website – connects start-ups with support organisations, services, information and events to enable them to reach their growth potential.

Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency Ltd (Edeal) website – a not-for-profit enterprise agency. Provides confidential and impartial business advice including workshops and counselling for start-ups in Eastbourne and the Lewes District.

Local Enterprise Apprenticeship Platform (LEAP) website – a free business start-up programme in the Lewes District. Provides workshops and the opportunity to participate in 1-2-1 business mentoring and a chance to win a cash prize of £2,500 to help start an enterprise.
Locate East Sussex website - provides impartial advice on finding your first commercial premises and available sources of funding.