Start-Up Accelerator

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The Start-Up Accelerator is a business support project delivered by the Chamber in partnership with Derby City Council and NBV to provide support to individuals who are considering self-employment.

Fully-funded for your business to access.

The support available varies depending on location but all individuals have access to the following:

  • Start-Up Accelerator Bootcamps: These two day bootcamps are delivered by experts in self-employment and will cover a comprehensive agenda providing everything you need to know in order to kick start your self-employment journey. This includes legal considerations, company structures, targeting customers, market research, pricing strategies and much more.

Book onto an Upcoming Bootcamp

Businesses located in Manfield, Rushcliffe, Broxtowe and Bassetlaw also have access to additional support provided by NBV which covers the following:

  • Allocation of a professional business adviser to share knowledge, mentor and support
  • Start-Up business plan creation/ complete financial templates to assess viability
  • Support to access finance in the forms of grants, loans and investment
  • Offering mentoring and coaching to help a business start, survive, adapt to changing environment
  • Providing support on the business planning processes to aid growth
  • Giving advice on business improvement techniques
  • Advice on digital adoption/ marketing
  • Introducing businesses to networks and associates
  • Supporting businesses to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint
  • Support is available via telephone, online, and by face to face

In addition to this, two day online start up bootcamps are also available covering the nuts and bolts of running a successful business.

Find Out More or register your interest by contacting: or 0844 887 2568


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).








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