The Business Hothouse is a free business support service run by experienced business experts, created to help any business or individual based in the coast-to-capital area.
We can offer our expert support for free because we’re funded through the ERDF and HM Government.
What we do
We offer a range workshops, intensive programmes and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions that aim to bridge the business community’s knowledge gaps across:
- Starting a business successfully
- Finding and applying for business finance & funding
- Increasing productivity across your business
- Developing leadership & management skills
- Taking a new product or service from an idea to a launch-ready entity
- Accessing the Invest4 Grant Fund
Anyone aged 18+ who is a U.K. resident can access 12 hours of free sessions.
Invest4 Grant Fund
We also run The Invest4 Grant Fund, which can award funding of between £2,000 and £170,000 to start-ups and established businesses in the coast-to-capital area which meet the eligibility criteria. You can discover quickly if your business or start-up will be approved for an award by attending one of our free remote workshops that are held regularly through our partners, WSX Enterprise and GetSetForGrowth. Over 90% of applications to the fund are successful.
The application process is straightforward – you can view our infographic that shows you each of the steps.
Accessing the free sessions
We run our free sessions on an almost daily basis.