Solutions for Business portfolio

Solutions for Business is a package of publicly funded business support products and services designed to help businesses start, grow and succeed

Solutions for Business (SfB) products are designed to equip businesses with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to tackle issues they might be facing.

A new SfB portfolio was announced on 17 March 2011. The transition to the streamlined SfB portfolio will start to take place from April 2011 onwards. During this period a number of products from the old portfolio will continue to be available through Venture Labs. The list below represents products that are currently available and will be updated as the transition to the new portfolio takes place.

For further information about the changes to the portfolio please find information about the updated SfB portfolio on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website.

The products are:

Starting up

Starting a business
Intensive Start Up Support
Starting a High Growth Business

Finance & grants

Understanding Finance for Business
Finance for business
Grant for Business Investment
Small Loans for Business
Enterprise Finance Guarantee

Employing people

Jobcentre Plus

Grow your business

Coaching for high growth
Manufacturing Advisory Service

Exploit your ideas

Collaborative Research & Development
Innovation advice and guidance
Networking for innovation
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

IT & e-commerce

Transformational ICT

Environment & efficiency

Improving your resource efficiency
Rural Development Programme for England