Starting a business
Starting your own hospitality business is very exciting, sometimes challenging - but also very rewarding. Here's all you need to know to get started.
Knowing your market
Make sure your business is not left behind, future proof and ahead of the competition through regular business reviews, market intelligence and more.
Tourism focused content including masterclass videos, fact sheets, guides and templates to help simplify the process of attracting and keeping your best customers.
The crucial information you need to find funding or commercial opportunities, with support for businesses looking to invest, finding premises or hiring land.
Efficiencies in energy, waste and water are essential and looking after our nature, ecology and wildlife as a great agricultural county is a must for local businesses.
Operation & regulations
Useful guides and checklists to help stay ahead of legislation and regulations, GDPR & cyber security, and optimise time management and profitability.
Groups & networking
A comprehensive review of associations, trade shows, exhibitions, and awards programmes across the visitor economy sector.
Careers & H.R.
Essential guides to effective Human Resources and Personnel Management. Plus access to training and career options in tourism and hospitality.
Jump in to a masterclass
Creating a business plan
In this first of two bitesize masterclasses, Guy Lewis explains the importance of having a business plan and what it should include. By the end of this video you will be able to create your own business plan to help you attract investment and guide your tourism or hospitality business.
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Experts are on hand
Our team are also available to answer any questions you may have. If you’re searching for support, give our Business Support Helpline team a call.
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