• Community CVS is proud to be helping Lancashire businesses to grow.

Our Business Support Programme offers both pre-start and post-start support to those looking to create or grow their own enterprise.

Projects of Business Support delivered by Community CVS

  • SELNET – Drive programme

The ultimate aim of our business support is summed up as: –

  • A to B = Being in Business
  • to C = Continuing in Business

Overview of the pre-start or post-start support Programme

Tailored to individual needs, the business support you receive will consist of workshops or bespoke one-to-one business support.

Interventions of pre-start business support

  • Looking at the business vision and concept
  • Help in creating a business plan
  • Identifying the logistics to incorporating
  • Consider the client’s personal income generation to develop a realistic financial plan

Main aim of the intervention for a business (post-start) receiving support

  • Carry out a diagnostic into the business
  • Design and implement a long term growth strategy
  • Help you identify any networking opportunities including working with funders, external agencies and contracts


  • You must be a resident of Lancashire or a registered business in Lancashire (including BwD & Blackpool).

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you get the best start for your business, please get in touch with Ammara Jamil or Leah Anderton.

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.