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The D2 Business Starter Programme is ready to take the next steps by building on the success of our support programme over the last three years, where we have successfully supported over 190 businesses to start and thrive in Derbyshire. We have just one purpose; to seek out and assist owners of brilliant ideas across Derbyshire.
The D2 Business Starter Programme is a dynamic project helping people in communities throughout Derby and Derbyshire to start their own business through a programme of themed workshops and one-to-one support.
It is funded by Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council and delivered by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), the leading business organisation in the region. There are no costs to you - the only eligibility criteria is that people wishing to access the programme are a resident of Derby City or Derbyshire and have the desire to start a business.
With the changes happening across Derbyshire due to the economic impact of the pandemic, we have designed a new innovative programme of support to ensure our budding business owners receive the support needed now to make a better future.
Our new programme will allow you to share and learn from our online interactive series of workshops. Each four hour workshop incudes a lunch break from 12.00 – 12.45pm and time to carry out individual work.
Find out more about the programme
Tell us about your business idea and plans
Plan what you want to achieve from your business
Assess your skills, ambitions and goals
Start to design your brand
Next steps/goal setting and action planning
Learn different business models
Basic business structures and legal structures
Develop a networking circle
Who are your customers
What does your competition look like
Tools to assess your marketplace and find your target market
Understanding your customers and clients
Consider your sales, marketing and advertising plans
Customer engagement and valuable connections
Consider the start-up costs and business expenses
Pricing structures and models
Practical day to day
Unique selling point
National Insurance, tax and when to register
Showcase your ideas through your business plan
Finalise and plan your next steps
Discuss further support
If required, participants will receive one-to-one support with an experienced Enterprise Adviser. This will enable you to create and develop realistic and innovative business ideas and motivate you to focus on achieving your business goals.
We are offering participants the opportunity of receiving support to understand, implement, adopt and exploit digital technology to ensure your new business is reaching the widest possible markets.Book Now
Your business is unique but the challenges you’ll face in business aren’t, we can help get you through them.
Our free and impartial support is delivered by experienced and expert business advisers, giving you the right advice at the right time for your business.
Contact us today to access a wealth of support, events, business growth programmes and expert advice.