Supporting your business ideas

Business support helpline

The helpline is available for those looking to start a business for the first time, new start-ups and existing businesses wishing to improve and grow their operations.

A specialist business advice service also forms part of the helpline offer. For businesses that are in need of additional assistance, this target service provides pre-starts and established businesses meeting specific criteria with more personalised and in-depth advice through a small team of advisers.

To speak to an adviser call 0300 456 3565 between Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Disabled or disadvantaged and have a business idea?

Supporting business ideas - disabled

These organisations can help you.

Access to Work

Disabled entrepreneurs can get extra funding starting up their own businesses.

Action for the Blind/RNIB

Merged with RNIB since April 2017, Action for the Blind provides specialist business support for blind and partially sighted people wanting to start their own business.

Livability

A charity helping disabled and disadvantaged people set up their own business.

Shaw Trust

Supporting disabled and disadvantaged people towards employment.

Please note that you will need to be referred to the organisation by your local Jobcentre Plus.

Business support helpline

The helpline is available for those looking to start a business for the first time, new start-ups and existing businesses wishing to improve and grow their operations.

A specialist business advice service also forms part of the helpline offer. For businesses that are in need of additional assistance, this target service provides pre-starts and established businesses meeting specific criteria with more personalised and in-depth advice through a small team of advisers.

To speak to an adviser call 0300 456 3565 between Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.