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Starting your business 

Pursuing your dream of running your own business? We can help you with expert business advice, programmes, and events to give your business the best opportunity to succeed.

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What to think about when starting up a business

Starting a business is exciting. So many possibilities and often a dream you have had starts to come to life. Yet, if you’ve never started up a business before how do you go about it?

Learn about how to start-up a business here

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Search for free opportunities

There are a number of business support programmes and initiatives aimed at new entrepreneurs. Check out our Business Support section  to see what's available for businesses just starting out.

What to know when starting out in business.

What business structure is right for my business?

Feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information to process when starting up a business? Advice and mentoring programmes are available locally to help you decide what business structure is suitable for your business. 

Contact a Business Adviser here

What finance can I access as a start-up business?

Don't let personal finances be a barrier to your business. From Start Up Loans to peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, there are plenty of options to choose from. Let our Business Advisers help you to navigate the options. Send your enquiry to us today.