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Case Study: Be the Business

Open for business: University offers helping hand to entrepreneurs

Please note that this Business Support Programme has now ended. 

Be the Business.

Business Support in West Sussex.  

This was a  business support initiative funded by West Sussex County Council and delivered by the University of Chichester, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, MDHub and Branduin Business Support.

The programme included: 

  • FREE Enterprise Roadshows—learn how to start a business, meet people who have been there and find out about what support you can get with your start up.

  • FREE Business Start Up Boot Camps— delivered across the county these intensive two day boot camps really get you thinking about and designing your business
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wonderful course at the weekend. I cannot express enough how impressed ...we...were and it has really made us 'think' in a different way. The verbal business card was something we had never before heard of and will which will certainly come in very handy...very excited now about moving forward with our business

LB and BB
  • FREE Peer to Peer Workgroups—learn from your peers. This is a powerful and proven way of developing your business and overcoming the challenges and barriers to success.
This was the first peer to peer that I had ever attended in 44 years of working!. I was pleasantly surprised at the support and thoughtful suggestions that were made to help me move my business forward. I'd recommend this anybody, I am looking forward to our next session - Brian Pellett, RealTime DC Ltd


  • One to One Business Advice Clinics (nominal charge of only £25 for two hours)

Funded by West Sussex County Council.