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NBV’s Early Stage Support

Funded business support for Leicester City-based businesses, trading from 1 to 3 years.

Introducing NBV's Early Stage Business Support

NBV’s project will support early-stage businesses, those trading between 1 and 3 years based in Leicester City to aid survival and growth.

Our dedicated professional Business Advisers will offer high quality advice across all aspects of business operation including financial, operational and marketing as well as ongoing mentoring.

NBV’s Business Advisers have extensive experience of working across all business sectors. They specialise in working with new start businesses and micro businesses and understand the barriers to starting and running a successful business.

What can you expect by working with an NBV Business Adviser?

A Business Adviser has a genuine interest in supporting businesses and the ability to use their own experiences across a range of specialisms.

They possess an in-depth knowledge of the business support landscape and the ability to advise businesses on the range of options as well as having excellent mentoring and coaching skills.

What Support is Available?

Support includes:

  • help the business set clear targets and establish which parts of the business requires intervention, e.g. business strategy, sales & marketing,  financial planning, business operations, people & resources and adopting new technology
  • track progress, making changes as necessary, providing accountability
  • providing information on finance, funding and grants
  • offering mentoring and coaching to help a business through crucial early years of trading
  • providing support on the business planning processes to aid survival and potential growth
  • giving advice on business improvement techniques
  • introducing businesses to networks and associates

About NBV

NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd is a non-for-profit organisation and has been supporting enterprise across East Midlands for 40 years, more specifically in Leicester City for over 15 years. As an organisation we nurture and inspire individuals; develop and grow businesses through advice, training and ongoing mentoring.

Want to know more?

If your business is based in the Leicester City area, please complete an enquiry form quoting ‘NBV Leicester’ on the form.


A Business Adviser will be in touch to learn more about your business and to explore what support is most appropriate for you.




*The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6b of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.