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Business support and advice

For business support and advice in Preston, look no further. From start up, development and financial support, through to assistance with staff recruitment, finding local networking groups and meeting spaces, this section offers a hub of advice to help your Lancashire business succeed.

You can also keep up to date with all the latest investment and business news, such as new support initiatives and grants, by regularly checking our business blog.

Start up support

Find out about local and national support services to help your new or early stage business become established in the market place.

Financial support

Find out about business start up and development funding options, including available loans and grants, as well as advice surrounding financial difficulty.

Development support

Find out about local and industry specific support services to help your business grow and develop in the market place.

Business support projects funded by Preston City Council UKSPF

Need business support? Take a look at these funded business support projects for Preston businesses.

Women in business support

Find out about start up and development support services, as well as networking opportunities and resources to help you build your business.

Recruitment support

Get local advice on recruitment, apprenticeships and upskilling your staff to make it easier to find the right people and provide the right training.

Digital marketing support

Find out about free digital marketing support services around social media, SEO, email marketing, paid advertising and more.

Reduce your business carbon emissions

Get support and advice on tackling climate change and reducing your businesses carbon emissions.

Business networks

Discover a variety of networking groups in and around Preston to establish and develop links with local and regional businesses.