Small business support service

FREE Support for Test Valley Businesses 

Whether you 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 service can help you. Test Valley Borough Council has partnered with The IncuHive Group to provide a business support service which is completely free to you. 

The support service can provide free advice and guidance on any key business topic including: 

  • Access to funding and grants 

  • Finding new clients, marketing, web, social media 

  • Business planning and/or pivoting 

  • Cashflow 

The package will include initial and ongoing 1:1 support designed to put any findings and recommendations into action and to maximise the chances of long-term success.   

Business ‘Health Check’  

A bespoke interactive business ‘health check’ will highlight your strengths but also identify the areas which will need to be addressed if you are going to achieve maximum success in the future. Take the ‘health check’ at: Business Health Checks (


If you are thinking about starting a business or are just taking your first steps, please let IncuHive help. Getting the right advice in the early stages can dramatically increase your chances of success. The experienced team have already supported hundreds if not thousands of start-ups and would love to help you too. Please contact them for a free initial chat. 

Local Guide

 Start & Grow Your Business in Test Valley is a downloadable guide designed to help new and existing businesses in the area. As well as covering important business topics, it contains details of relevant local contacts and links to a number of useful free resources – a must for anyone serious about doing business locally. Download your copy from the link on this page.

Contact Andy Pringle by e-mail:;

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