Tourism business resources

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.

Marketing activities

Tourism focused content including masterclass videos, fact sheets, guides and templates to help simplify the process of attracting and keeping your best customers.

Commercial opportunities

The crucial information you need to find funding or commercial opportunities, with support for businesses looking to invest, finding premises or hiring land.

Green tourism

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.

01522 782067
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