Digital, Creative & Tech Business Advice

Silicon South

Silicon South (or SiSo) is a not-for-profit entity which helps people in the creative digital sectors – and the companies they work with – expand their knowledge and develop.
With a wide range of programmes and activities to support the area’s creative enterprises, Silicon South is an essential resource for start-ups and new businesses.
SiSo also offers a Business Mentoring Initiative to help young tech, creative and digital sector companies develop and find new opportunities.

Dorset LEP

Dorset’s Local Enterprise Partnership also has plenty of advice for creative industries in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.


Evolve provides advice on starting, growing and exiting a business. It supports the business, leader and team through all stages of a business, from startup to exit.  

Creative England

A not-for-profit organisation for creative businesses, Creative England is dedicated to showcasing, investing in and developing creative enterprises in England. They also offer a level of financial support and lending for businesses.