NEW businesses and budding entrepreneurs now have an easily accessible one-stop shop where they can get a helping hand.

A small business information desk has been opened at Southampton’s Central Library by city mayor, Cllr Ivan White.

The new facility will boast a wide range of information from organisations across the county including Solent Business Growth Network, Federation of Small Businesses, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, the Solent Growth Hub, Enterprise First, Future Solent, Co-op Assist, Enterprise First and WSX Enterprise.

Visitors will be able to get help and advice on a variety of issues from loans and funding to training for new business ventures.