How to use this site
The BusinessLincolnshire website is designed to complement the Government funded national Business Link website. The main aim of this site is to provide you with details of free and chargeable local support schemes, providers and key contacts.
The site has five main sections.
Use the menu on the left of each page to find relevant support schemes.
If you are looking for a scheme to help you start a business, find it in the ‘Starting up Support Schemes'| section.
If you are looking for a loan for your business, find it in the ‘Finance Support Schemes'| section.
If you are looking for help with up-skilling your workforce, look in the ‘Employment & Skills Support Schemes|' section.
There aren’t many free support schemes available at the moment to help you start or grow a business so we have also included schemes that you will need to pay for.
Four Search Tools
1. Site search
A search box can be found at the top of each page to enable you to use a keyword to search the entire site.
2. Contact search
Appropriate key contacts and related links have been placed on pages throughout the main sections of the site however all of the key contacts can be found in the contacts directory on the contacts page|. You can search the contacts directory by name or by location or support type, for example legal, finance, marketing, business support, training provider or property.
3. Support, training and event search
All business support schemes and providers of business support, events and training are listed within the support directory|. You can search by topic, date or location.
4. Network search
We have collected information on local Networking groups. The network directory| can be found on the contacts page and are searchable by network name, location and network type.
Some people using Internet Explorer versions 7 and 8 have experienced problems when printing from this site. To fix this, instead of clicking the ‘print’ button click the ‘print preview’ instead. Here you can set the zoom level. 100% is default and not recommended. If you set to ‘shrink to fit’ your page will be resized to fit within the printing boundaries.
By default, Internet explorer will not print background images. This can cause bullet points not to print out correctly. You can amend the default in your Internet Explorer print settings.