Social Saturday is on 15th October!

Celebrate social enterprises! Social enterprises in Portsmouth are transforming lives and strengthening the local community. Social Saturday is an opportunity to shine a light on these alternative businesses

Small Business Saturday 5th December

Small Business Saturday is on 5th December. Free marketing packs are available for your business. Tell the world what your business will be doing on the day!

Free Bike for Ten Weeks with Active Steps programme

Jobseekers living in Portsmouth and its surrounding areas can qualify for the Active Steps 10 week programme, to help them become more active and source more job opportunities. The programme is managed by Sustrans and Portsmouth City Council. Come and find out more information on Tuesday 27th September, by the fountain on Commercial Road

Portsmouth City Council wins top FSB award for business support

Representatives from Councils across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were brought together for the annual Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Friendly Awards. Support for local small businesses is vital, and these Awards identified the best small business friendly initiatives undertaken by the region’s local authorities. The City Council was the winner for the most innovative business support programme for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area

Businesses asked to step (or pedal) forward for funding

Portsmouth businesses have been invited to bid for money for measures to increase cycling and walking to work. Portsmouth City Council is offering Portsmouth businesses the opportunity to apply for funding from the Workplace Sustainable Travel Fund (WSTF) for physical measures to encourage employees to cycle or walk to the workplace.

Revival for North End shopping area

North End shopping area is on the cusp of a survival. Thomson travel agents have just invested hundreds of thousands of pounds and more shops are opening.

5 Weeks to the Great South Run!

With just 5 weeks until the Great South Run, there's a great opportunity to advertise your business to the runners for FREE!! Simply decide on your special offer to run during the event and register the details at the Great Run website

Kick-Start your Export Success

Exporting is a proven route to business growth. Companies who export to any country, in any financial climate, perform better than those who don't. The Department for International Trade (DIT) South East is running an event on Tuesday 8th November at Ageas Bowl to give you all the essential information and tools you will need to take the first steps towards exporting success.

Bursaries available to support local well-being

The Partnership Foundation Fund is providing bursaries to fund events or initiatives aimed at helping to improve the social and economic well-being of local communities. The deadline is 14th October to apply

Need to recruit casual staff to support your business?

New and returning students will be starting university in September and will be looking for part-time work that fits in around their studies. University of Portsmouth Purple Door’s free On-line Jobs Board service offers the opportunity to advertise paid part-time, seasonal and casual vacancies directly online, and almost 50,000 students and graduates have access.

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