Business support and advice
Advice and guidance to assist you in setting up your business in Dorset.
Business support and advice is available nationally through the new GOV UK - Business (opens in a new window) website that replaces the Business Link website. There is still a Business Link helpline service on 0845 6009006.
In Dorset support and advice is also available from the local authority Economic Development teams and other organisations such as chambers of commerce and Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Dorset is an outstanding place to start or relocate a business. There is a dynamic local economy with a first-rate infrastructure as well as excellent communication links.
Tourism business advice
Ways in which councils work towards promoting Tourism in Dorset.
Economic development is concerned with the programmes, policies and activities that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life within an area. Within Dorset, economic development is being delivered through both the district and county councils.
Business - security advice and support
Crimes against business are often unplanned and they often occur when somebody spots an opportunity. The first action is to do a thorough risk assessment of your business, which should produce a checklist of all the potential risks.
Businesses moving into Dorset from other parts of the UK and expanding local firms are key drivers in Dorset's economy.
Business - directories
Following feedback from the local business community, a business directory has been created to cover the Dorset area.
European funding covers many of the areas Dorset County Council's work.