Visit Dorset Business Support Hub Business resources

Our team offers a range of resources to help you develop your business. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can be contacted to offer signposting for business start-up guidance.

We have put together information on this website to help you prepare a business plan for a new venture or to make sure that you know where to find the most up-to-date legislation adviceresearch and current plans and strategies

Follow us on on our business twitter account @VisitDorsetBiz for regular information about training, business mentoring, networking, grant funding, tourism industry awards and current news about the tourism industry.

We also offer useful tips to our business members about making the most of membership packages and webpages including photography, adding special offers, updating accommodation availability online and keeping information up-to-date.

Going Green is Good For Business

Find out how becoming a sustainable tourism business can benefit your business by not only boosting your eco-credentials but also saving you money.

Digital Marketing Toolkit

Digital marketing has never been more important for tourism businesses.

Whether you're new to the digital world or are already exploiting its potential, your business will benefit from better online promotion. From building connections with existing and potential customers, to raising your profile and using analytics to improve your content, the Toolkit takes you through the basics of marketing, advertising and online booking, so you can make sure your digital marketing counts.

Social Media tips

If you're not currently using social media to promote your business, contact our helpful team who can assist you in setting up your social profiles and reach new customers.

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