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Business Advice Derbyshire

Where to find business support organisations who help start-ups.

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Businesses in Derbyshire are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.

"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.

See list of local business support organisations below.

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Derbyshire Business Advisors

First Enterprise
In our history we have worked with thousands of start-ups and growing businesses to help them follow their dreams and achieve their goals. We work across the East Midlands and South East Midlands as a not for profit, public sector funded organisation to provide vital business support, advice, business loans and new start finance.
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Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Cunty Council business support and advice. Provide support and help for businesses in a variety of ways.
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Derbyshire Economic Partnership
Start up advice, inspiration and support. Information to help you settle, promote and grow your business within Derbyshire. Much of this assistance is free. To help businesses find the support they need,The D2N2 Growth Hub links businesses with an ambition to grow in the D2N2 area, the UK's most inspirational postcode, with support and information, the Growth Hub is the gateway for businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
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D2 Business Starter Programme
The D2 Business Starter Programme has just one purpose; to seek out and assist owners of brilliant ideas across the County. The D2 Business Starter Programme is an exciting new initiative giving all Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore your business potential and learn how to set up a new business with series of flexible, fully funded workshops and one-to-one support. This support will be delivered by experienced professionals working with small groups at local venues across the County.
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D2N2 Growth Hub
Interested in starting your own business? There are a number of organisations both locally and nationally that can help you, listed below by local council area. There are a number of things to think about. These are listed in the section on business planning (opens in new window) along with a checklist of what you need to do.
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Being Your own Boss
Have you ever thought about working for yourself? Take the first step to starting your own business. This course will show you how to set up a simple money management system for your new business.
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BES
Business Enterprise Support – or BES – is a not-for-profit social enterprise primarily dedicated to helping people to start and successfully run their own businesses or social enterprises. BES have helped thousands of people from all different backgrounds prepare, fund and successfully launch businesses of their own across the West Midlands.
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Launchpad
The Launchpad programme provides free support to pre-start and new businesses in the Sheffield City Region. It is a new, fully inclusive programme designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up and run successful businesses and support SMEs under 2 years old to take the next step and grow their business.
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Prowess- Women in Business
Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish. Be inspired Prowess is full of stories and shared experiences from women who’ve made their own way in business. Everyone has a story to tell. And women who are thinking of starting a business – and those looking to grow – say there aren’t enough stories of real women in business out there. In our recent survey 43% said they wanted to read more experiences and case studies from ‘real’ women in business! Read them here, or submit your own here.
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Startup-Club
Are you interested in setting up a business but not sure if it’s for you? You’re not alone. Our popular Startup Club has helped dozens of people like you to get to grips with the basics of business. Spaces are limited - reserve yours today.
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Freelance Heroes
The Freelance Heroes portal is the best place for UK freelancers and small business owners to be seen and get the support they need. Whether you’re starting out, settling in to or scaling up your freelance business, navigating the changing marketplace can be challenging. That’s why on top of essential practical support, our community provides the moral support to help you go it alone without feeling alone. We like to think of our members as virtual business sidekicks; always there, when you need them. Free membership includes: fortnightly emails with tips and news; the right to access advice and support through our 10,000 strong community of freelancers; invites to our community events.
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Business Derbyshire
Business Derbyshire. The overall vision for our business support theme is to ensure that we improve the rates of business formation, survival and growth within Derbyshire to ensure greater economic prosperity.
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Creative Derbyshire
The overwhelming majority of artists and creative businesses are micro businesses or self employed individuals. Whether you are starting your creative business from scratch or buying a business or franchise, it can be a daunting process. There is however, a range of support available to creative businesses, both in terms of general and specialist support and guides.
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Doing Good Business
Programme for unemployed people in Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and NE Derbyshire Districts. If you are aged 25+, not currently working and living in one of the above districts, the Doing Good Business programme can help you. Funded by Big Lottery and the European Social Fund it provides free one-to-one advice, practical support to manage your personal circumstances, help to develop your skills and personal strengths and expert advice & guidance on key topics. We can also help by covering the costs of travel, childcare and other items while you are taking part in the programme.
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The Big House
Business support, events, grants and professional advice for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The Big House programme has already helped many creative and digital entrepreneurs and small businesses to move to the next level. Take a moment to learn about the free support available to enable your idea or business to develop and grow.
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