Your business idea

Becoming your own boss is an exciting time and for many a steep learning curve! There is a lot to consider in turning your vision into a commercial reality, but you are not alone. Our local advisers are on hand to help you get off to the best possible start!

Workshops and Events

We run a programme of free start-up events designed to be equip you with the essential skills of starting up and running a business and help to develop your business plan.

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Getting your Business Plan right

Every business needs a plan! If you are trying to secure external funding or have lots of ideas, it’s crucial to get everything down on paper and get some expert feedback.

A business plan ultimately helps you articulate your business offering, your objectives, your market, the strategies which you will employ to reach your customers and most importantly your financial forecasts.

Start as you mean to go on! You won’t know all of the answers before you start, but our advisers have years of experience on what makes a good business plan and are here to help.

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Market Research Reports

We want you to have the best start! By registering for a Market Research Report you can tap into sector-specific guides for businesses. Your report can include key information such as what your customers want, what your competitors are offering, and even profile the key players in your field and highlight product developments.

It can also cover market size, segmentation and important trends and current issues in your sector.

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