Market Development

Developing your idea links

You may wish to use the following links to find further information that may support you as you develop your organisation and your support service idea.

Your vision

www.gov.uk - starting up a business

www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page gives information on how to turn ideas into a business and also about what your next steps may be to start your business.

Sample vision statements (Skills2lead)

An external non verified private website that contains some examples of company mission statements, value statements and aims

Mission statement . com

A private non verified website that contains a wide range of mission statements from a wide range of organisations - mainly American but can still be used for ideas and inspiration to develop your own ideas.

Charity Commission - Charitable purposes and public benefit

A link to the Charity Commissions guidance around 'charity essentials' for people setting up or running a charitable organisation. It covers guidance on charitable purposes and public benefit.

Your product

www.gov.uk - market research

www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page offers support on market research and may help you to establish whether there is a market for your proposed product or service and assess whether your idea can form the foundation for a successful business.

www.gov.uk - growing your business

www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page provides support for·helping you to grow your business

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Care Quality Commission (the health and social care regulator for England) provide information on how to apply for or change registration as a provide.

Department of Health - Delivering adult social care

The Department of Health introduction to policy and guidance relating to the delivery of adult social care in a range of settings, such as the individual’s home, residential or nursing homes and day centres.

Hampshire Care Forum

Hampshire Care Forum is a one-stop shop for Hampshire's care home operators and social care providers. This website has been developed to provide a comprehensive resource of information for anyone using or thinking of using Care Services in Hampshire.

Hampshire Domiciliary Care Providers

Hampshire Domiciliary Care Providers represents the interests of Domiciliary Care Providers in Hampshire and to provide support to its member organisations.

Hampshire Supporting People Provider pages

Supporting People is a Government funded programme that aims to make sure people get the housing related support they need to live more independently.

SCIE - Provider at a glance briefings

SCIE’s 'At a glance' summaries have been developed for various types of support service to help you understand, as quickly and easily as possible, SCIE's important messages and practice advice in relation to Personalisation.

Startups - build a better social enterprise

A private website that seems to contain everything you need to know about setting up a social enterprise, including 'legal considerations' and 'funding and finance'.

'The Entrepreneur' magazine site

The website of 'The Entrepreneur' magazine, with ideas about how to start a new business and providing articles on the experiences of others.

United Kingdom Home care Association

United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors.

Your market

www.gov.uk - business knowledge management

www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page may help you to find out where you can get information about your business market and how to use this to improve your business.

Community Action Hampshire - Hampshire Diversity Support Programme

The Hampshire Diversity Support project aims to establish a·Hampshire Independent Equality Forum (HIEF) to provide Hampshire’s diverse communities, networks and individuals with an opportunity to work together and approach service providers with a collective voice and to help voluntary and community organisations to better meet the needs of the county’s diverse communities.

HCC Economic Development - Business support and advice in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council web pages providing information, support and links for the development of sustainable business opportunities in Hampshire.

Hampshire County Council - Market Development, market information

Pages on this site providing demographic and health and social care market information.

UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is making a difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the economy.

Market strategy

Quickmba - strategy

Quickmba is a private site that may contain popups and has not been vetted by Hampshire County Council. This page links to information and resources that may be useful to consider when developing market strategies.

tutor2u - business studies, strategy

tutor2u is a private site that may contain popups and has not been vetted by Hampshire County Council. This page links to resources and tools that may be useful to consider when developing market strategies.

Risk analysis

Hampshire County Council - risk management guide

A guide from Hampshire County council, aimed at its own staff, to provide them with with basic knowledge on the concept of risk management.

Health and Safety Executive - Risk management

Although this refers to assessing health and safety risks in the workplace, their 5 stage model could be used as a model for your own risk analysis.

Your customers

Understanding who your customers are

Association of Disabled Professionals (ADP)

The Association of Disabled Professionals is a forum for disabled people to share both their problems and their experiences of successful personal development and valued employment

The marketing donut - understanding your customers

BHP Information Solutions are an independent business consultancy firm offering three ways to understand your customer better to ensure you give them great service.

Market research

www.gov.uk - market research

www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page offers support on market research and may help you to establish whether there is a market for your proposed product or service and assess whether your idea can form the foundation for a successful business.

Lloyds Bank Business Help - market research

Lloyds Bank business help pages explaining how you can get to understand your market - both your customers and your competitors and find out the benefits of market research and ways to do it.

Hampshire County Council - Market Development, market information

Pages on this site providing demographic and health and social care market information.