Latest News

21 Nov

New EAFRD to help create new jobs for Rural Businesses

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme has opened a new call under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) worth £35 million.

18 Nov

Enterprise and Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University

The new home for local businesses, start-ups, students, graduates and local entrepreneurs. Nottingham Trent University are opening a dynamic and innovative centre for both entrepreneurs and growing enterprises that want to work and co-locate with them.

18 Nov

Flood Support from Nottinghamshire County Council and Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Council have announced their support for residents and businesses affected by recent flooding. Both councils are offering emergency payments of up to £300 for small businesses who have been affected by the floods.

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.