Guide

Start-up support - an overview

Introduction

If you run a start-up business as an entrepreneur, there may be extra help available for you if you are a woman, over 50, disabled, from a minority ethnic group, a young entrepreneur, or if you are on a low income.

Much of this help takes the form of mentoring and networking - but you should also be able to access targeted advice, support and even apply for loans and grants.

This guide will explain about sources of funding that might be available to you and where to get help, advice and training. Guidance includes support for female entrepreneurs, support for entrepreneurs with a disability and sources of support for young entrepreneurs.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. They will organise one-to-one mentoring sessions with your local business adviser and provide tailored guidance to develop your business plan.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.