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Where to find business support organisations who help start-ups.

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Businesses in Cornwall are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.

"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.

See list of local business support organisations below.

We have been helping start-ups in Cornwall since 2005.
Start Your Own Business in Cornwall
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Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Cornwall.

Can you help start-ups in in Cornwall?

If so, your logo, company details and link to your site could be here!

If you are based in in Cornwall or offer a product or service which could help existing local businesses and start-ups, we would love you to help you reach them. Our aim is to increase the chances of every new business's success by highlighting the help that is available in the area.

You are able to add a free listing or act as our recommended local partner for only £10 per year!

Local partners

We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

Our local partners have been kind enough to help us and are keen to help you too.

Free Friendly Advice

If you would like some free friendly advice from a trusted local partner, please complete the form.

There will not be any pressure nor will you be under any obligation to buy paid services.

Alternatively you can contact Andy Pringle at and he can help guide you with more information or suggest the best person to contact.

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Citizens Advice Cornwall
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Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme
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Cornwall Council Business Support and Advice
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Islands Partnership
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Purnells Licensed Insolvency Practitioners
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