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New Forest start-up business support

Our new business start-up scheme launched in January 2023 and is delivered by small business support experts IncuHive. 

Whether you are thinking of becoming self-employed, have a new business idea that you would like to explore, or are looking for ways to increase your turnover, grow your existing business or just do things more efficiently, this programme could be perfect for you.

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Who is IncuHive

IncuHive are business incubation co-working spaces with a twist. IncuHive Spaces offer business incubation and co-working centres with a creative twist, providing mentoring, investment, office space, networking and a whole host more.

IncuHive also provides a range of services to help kick start a business into profitability, from basic one to one mentoring to complete investment acceleration programs. Alongside, the start-ups can take advantage of their in-house accounting, payroll, legal, web development and much more.

What support is available

IncuHive's experienced team have already supported thousands of start-ups. 

Advice and guidance from IncuHive could include:

  • is starting a business right for you? 
  • developing and growing your business idea
  • where to get grants and finance for your business 
  • identifying your customers and marketing your business, including online
  • legal considerations when starting and growing a business 
  • planning for success 

How to get support

To find out more or to arrange a meeting without any pressure or obligation, please contact Andy Pringle,  IncuHive's Business Support Manager on 07817 065694 or by e-mail at

Funding from New Forest District Council means this service is completely free of charge to New Forest residents or businesses.

To see how we collect and process your personal data in relation to the Start Up Support initiative visit New Forest Start Up Support privacy notice.

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