Enterprise and business support


In rural areas, gaps in services often create an opportunity for communities to develop a business to provide a vital service and also contribute to local society. Devon Communities Together provides advice, support and training to help SMEs, start-ups, rural and social enterprises, e.g. community businesses, shops and community pubs, and entrepreneurs to start up and grow.

*NEW*: Find out about our programme of free networking and workshops from March-June 2022 here

  • Do you have a great idea for a business? Maybe you're looking to grow your existing business/social enterprise? Our New Start Devon business coaching programme provides 1-2-1 business coaching to small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in Devon. Read more about it here.  
  • If you're looking for FREE training workshops, networking events and 1:1 consultations you should take a look at our 'Do Business Differently' programme. Find out more here
  • Are you looking for some extra support as we recover from the pandemic? Wellbeing Works is offering wellbeing support, including 1:1 checks, workshops and more!
  • We're also working on two programmes that are supporting young people who are not in education, employment or training, to access opportunities to reach their potential. We're also working with local employers to support them to provide these opportunities and enjoy the amazing benefits these young people can bring. Find out more about Empowering Enterprise and Experience Works.

Can't find a project that quite fits your needs? We can still help! Our Catalyst Consultancy service can provide a range of expertise in many areas of enterprise support. Call 01392 248919 or email info@devoncommunities.org.uk to find out how we can support you.