Starting a new business or working for yourself is exciting, but it can be scary too.

You’ve so many new skills to learn and so many questions to ask. Unsurprisingly, studies have shown that new businesses that take advice are far more likely to succeed – and that’s why we’re here to help.

Testimonials – What Others Say…

“Absolutely great business support given by knowledgeable and supportive mentors.”

Participant of Starting and Succeeding in Business

“We’d like to thank WSX for all their support in the setup of our business. It has been a really good experience.

Sabrina Simmons

“Julie’s advice, training and support have been invaluable and have given me the confidence to succeed!

Combe Cottage Pottery
Susan Fox

“Very valuable to have one on one sessions as able to look in depth at issues faced and have a sounding board to resolve things.

Good insight and feedback.

Cecile Trijssenaar

Transformational Business Support

Online resources and expert support to help your business work smarter, grow faster and win more customers – “It has helped my business grow quicker than I could ever have wished” Becky from Hamilton Pools

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Dorset Growth Hub

Nurturing new businesses across Dorset with Start-Up workshops and tailored support.

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Entrepvet is a pan European project to develop new thinking and practical solutions to engage young people in entrepreneurship.

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Inspiring Enterprise
This project finished in April 2023. We supported people who were far removed from the workplace and out of work back into paid employment or self-employment.

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Aldershot Enterprise Centre

Ideal for startups, the Aldershot Enterprise Centre offers affordable office space, co-working space and wraparound support for businesses.

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Business Hot House

The Business Hot House is a three year (January 2020 to June 2022) Business Support Programme part-funded by the European Union.

It brings together 6 specialist support providers to fill the much-felt gap in business support provision in the Coast to Capital region.

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Mobile Business Advice
Pop-up Business Support for 18-24 year olds, in the BCP Council (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole) area.
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We aim to increase women’s participation in the labour market by improving educators’ and trainers’ entrepreneurial training skills and competencies.

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Solent Supporting Employment Programme

The Solent Supporting Employment Programme aims to reach and work with individuals facing complex barriers to employment, enabling them to move closer towards or into employment.

The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Our project is named: Inspiring Enterprise in Portsmouth.

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One Stop Shop

Pan European project to look at ways to improve the ecosystem to assist the creation of new businesses.

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Be Your Own Boss | Self-Employment Support

Unemployed people living in the Chichester and South London area can now get free support to start their business or become self-employed.

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Sustainability driven Entrepreneurship

Developing inspirational study resources, encouraging young students and entrepreneurs to start environmentally friendly businesses.

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Improving the employability of young people Not in Employment, Education or Training [NEETs] by through a co-created entrepreneurship programme that enhances entrepreneurial skills.

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Supporting, connecting and inspiring the next generation of business owners, freelancers, side hustlers and aspiring entrepreneurs, in Dorset

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Events & Workshops

WSX Enterprise, through our various programmes, offers a range of Startup workshops + events across the South.

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Number of STARTUP SUPPORT Interactions with SMEs + Pre-Startups 2020

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