Looking for help to move your business forward? Then this is the programme for you!

Business Assist

Providing no-cost access to knowledgeable, experienced business mentors, applying a bespoke and flexible approach to supporting you in achieving your business goals. 

  • Business Mentoring
  • Information & Advice
  • Training & Masterclasses

Running your own business can sometimes be a lonely occupation: you carry sole responsibility and are expected to make decisions in areas that are often completely outside your experience. 

Here at NBV, we’ve been supporting small businesses and the self-employed since 1982, so understand the issues and challenges you face. Maybe you want to attract new customers, grow your sales, secure finance, or need premises and resources. Or perhaps you just need an impartial sounding board to help move your business forward.

Whether you are a small business owner or self-employed, our experienced team can help you gain a fresh perspective on your business. Click here to meet the team.

Every business is unique, so we don’t take a one-size fits all approach. Instead, our advisers work with you on a flexible, one-to-one basis and take time to understand you and your business.

Together, we’ll look at where you are going and how you’ll get there. We’ll then provide a package of bespoke, tailored support and practical assistance that will make a real difference to your business.

Some of the areas we can help you with include:

  • Business strategy
  • Sales & marketing
  • Accessing funding
  • Financial planning
  • Business operations
  • People & resources
  • Adopting new technology

With our support you’ll be in the driving seat and on the right track for business success.



Help is currently available for businesses trading less than 3 years in Nottingham City and Newark & Sherwood local authority areas.

New contracts are being added as we transition from European Funded contracts to UK Shared Prosperity Contracts so please review our website on a regularly basis.