Business Support

Ways to grow your business including grants, loan, property and recruitment advice.

Business Support

This section provides you with the tools and information to help you focus your efforts and develop your company. Whether you need to source funding to take that next step, grow your customer base, access some sound business advice or need to up-size your business premises, we can help you.

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How to Start a Business

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Resources for starting a business in Faversham, the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne.

Business Advice

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How to register for our workshops and one to one advice.

Food safety and hygiene

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How to access food safety help and support.

Writing a business plan

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Download your guide here!

Employing people in Swale

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How to access help to find your workforce.

Swale Borough Council Procurement

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Information about how to get involved in local procurements.

Get into export with the DIT

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Find out about the support from the Department for International Trade which enables export and helps companies to grow.

Business Continuity

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Ensure that you have a business continuity plan in place.


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The apprenticeship support available from Swale Borough Council.