We support and contribute to an organisation called BIP for them to provide advice and guidance to businesses. Their role is to help small businesses start, grow and succeed over a sustained period by providing in depth knowledge, information and advice across a range of topics.

If you have a business idea you can:

  • Attend one of the free bi-monthly Enterprise Clubs at East Devon Business Centre and network with people in the same situation as you - as well as receiving practical support in making your business a success.
  • Find out about the New Enterprise Allowance Scheme; eligible candidates will have the access to free one to one support from a Business Mentor in creating a viable Business Plan & possible access to a £1000 loan.

If you are a small business based in East Devon and would like one to one confidential and practical advice to improve your profits and look at ways to make your business more efficient, then contact Business Information Point directly.

You can also access confidential business advice from a qualified advisor to help YOU improve:

  • Marketing - are you effectively reaching out to new customers and making use of all the avenues open to you?
  • Finances - how can you generate more profit without spending any more money?
  • Operations - is your business efficient in its use of resources?

To find out more: or call 0800 592 872.

South West Business Support

Launched in February 2016, Heart of the South West Business Support is here to help businesses across Devon and Somerset.  We deliver a range of business support services for people looking to start a business and for existing businesses looking to develop and grow.