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Practical, impartial advice for your business


A comprehensive programme of inexpensive training courses and workshops


A tailor-made service designed to help small businesses grow.

BRAVE Enterprise has helped thousands of entrepreneurs start and run successful and profitable businesses in Bristol.

BRAVE is an independent, not-for-profit organisation based in Bristol.

BRAVE provides support to:

  • Trading businesses looking to develop and grow
  • Business needing solutions to problems
  • Start-up businesses
  • Those thinking about starting a business or becoming self employed for the first time

The Co-operative Development Agency(CDA) has been part of BRAVE since 2001. CDA supports new and existing co-operatives and community benefit societies to start, to grow and to thrive in the local economy.

Workshops and seminars coming up!

Introducing the BRAVE Start Up Resource Centre

Featuring hundreds of articles, case studies and FAQs covering all the main areas of starting up, including:

  • Starting up
  • Financing a business
  • Tax and national insurance
  • Business law
  • Business planning

...and much,much more

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Intellectual Property Workshop
If you are starting your own business or have just started, this is the ideal time to address Intellectual Property issues. Come to a FREE workshop run by Business West and learn about protecting your trademark, marketing colllateral, designs and data.
HMRC online learning
Take a look at HM Revenue and Customs guidance and support to help people in business get their tax affairs right.Unlike traditional classroom learning, you can access this modern, simplistic education at a time convenient to you, either from the comfort of your own home or on the move.
We're looking for mentors!
We are looking for friendly, committed business people who will give up a small amount of their time to support people who have a great business idea that needs unlocking and developing. The role is potentially very rewarding and will make a huge difference to the local economy.
Open to Export
Open to Export is a community driven service being developed to help SME’s to grow their business internationally. Companies can post questions to users and key contributors who have the exporting knowledge and experience to help guide others in taking their business overseas. They can provide companies with the advice and connections they need to break into new markets.
The Sofa Project is now selling office furniture
Office furniture that doesn't cost the earth.
Looking for office space in Bristol?
If you are looking for low-cost office space in Central Bristol, take a look at what's on offer at The Coach House in Upper York Street. Just 5 minutes walk from Cabot Circus and Broadmead, The Coach House is a very convenient location for your business.

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