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14 Aug

Rural Community Awards Now Open

The Plunkett Foundation is welcoming applications for this year’s annual awards celebrating achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues.

08 Aug

Seasalt launches new IT support partnership with Retail Assist

Cornish womenswear retailer, Seasalt has partnered with Retail Assist for IT Support

08 Aug

International sterilisation company get keys to new base at Markham Vale

International sterilisation specialists Sterigenics get keys to a new state-of-the-art facility at Markham Vale creating up to 30 new jobs.

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.