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18 Jun

The British Street Food Awards

The toughest street food competition in the world is coming to Derby.

18 Jun

Double Award Joy for East Midlands ICT Firm

Managed IT and Communications Service Provider, Air-IT are celebrating after winning two awards in as many weeks at the Derby Telegraph and Nottingham Post Business Awards.

18 Jun

£2.5bn British Patient Capital Programme launched to enable long-term investment in innovative companies across the UK

The British Business Bank is launching British Patient Capital, a new £2.5bn programme designed to enable long-term investment in high growth potential companies across the UK led by ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build successful, world-class busine

Starting a Business

Becoming self employed for the first time and creating a new enterprise carries a number of risks and rewards.

All new businesses need support and advice to ensure that their new venture has the greatest chance of success and that any risk, identified or not is mitigated.

This section contains a full range of local business start up support services to help turn your business dream into reality.

Finding Help Locally & Nationally

Organisations that can help you with a range of issues in starting and running a business.


Business Planning

Resources and guides which will help you put together a realistic business plan.


Setting Up a Business

Find out about the many aspects you need to consider when setting up a business.


Funding for New Businesses

Information on start-up loans and funding


Case Studies

See how current businesses owners started on their journey when setting up and establishing themselves.