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The Business Hothouse

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

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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.

You can read about projects that we’ve funded on our website page.

Accessing the free sessions

We run our free sessions on an almost daily basis, the best way to keep up-to-date with them is to sign up to our Emailer, check our Eventbrite Page and/or connect with us on our Social Channels where we regularly post their details.

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Dorking Town Partnership
156 South Street
Dorking, RH4 2HF

T: 07377 0966892

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