Develop your business idea
Every business develops from an initial idea. Ideas can range from spotting a gap in the market to coming up with a brand new product or service.
Ideas could come from your skills or experience - perhaps from a particular job or your outside interests and hobbies. Perhaps you've spotted a demand that has no supply or know how to solve a particular problem?
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.
Thinking about your business idea (video)
This short video provides an introduction on the importance of a clear business idea and having the ability to describe your idea in a short simple answer.
Researching your market (video)
This video outlines how to conduct market research to understand if people will buy your product or service.
Why you need to do a business plan (video)
Video tutorial on how creating a business plan can boost confidence in your business idea.