Leicestershire Business Advice Service

The Leicestershire Business Advice Service is a fully-funded programme available to entrepreneurs and business owners in Leicestershire. It provides those running or looking to start a business with expert advice and workshops, tailored to your current business stage. Workshops cover key business themes including; regulation & tax, market research, marketing and money management.

Your business may also be eligible to benefit from the guidance and support of our experienced advisory team, as well as the ability to signpost you to other local and national organisations who can help your business or business idea. To find out more or get in touch, visit the programme website lbas.online

The Leicestershire Business Advice Service is delivered by business support experts Exemplas. It is funded by the UK Government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), through the district councils of Blaby, Harborough, Hinckley & Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby & Wigston.

Programme Summary
Supporting Leicestershire’s business owners and entrepreneurs

Access one-to-one advice and a programme of workshops to help businesses grow
Whether it’s starting out, looking to develop or wanting to improve how businesses are performing, we’re here to help.

We provide support that will enable entrepreneurs tounderstand exactly what needs to be done to start their business effectively.


We’re making high quality growth support accessible to those business owners with the greatest need. We will provide them with knowledge and understanding of how to optimise the chances of business success andprovide access to a network of like-minded people, to share business challenges/opportunities and potential solutions.

For any business to grow and thrive, it needs leaders that identify and capitalise on opportunities. Our programme of support allows business owners this chance. They can access face-to-face and remote guidance from our experienced Business Advisers, who will work with businesses to build a plan to grow and deliver to their full potential.

The programme also offers access to a series of impactful workshops covering key topics, as well as being introduced to other support services that will benefit businesses.

Why get in touch?

A fully-funded service
This service is free to access for those running a small to medium sized business, or looking to start a business across the Leicestershire districts of Blaby, Harborough, Hinckley & Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby & Wigston.

Expert advice
The service is delivered by business support experts Exemplas, on behalf of the local districts. Through their specialist advisory team, theywork with businesses at all stages of their journey to access the support needed and create an action plan to take forward.

Our connections
We work closely with other business support services both locally and nationally. As well as accessing this service, we will help to signpost businesses to other organisations who can help. This may include opportunities for grant funding.

Businesses can get in touch through the website lbas.online

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