People to Support Your Start-Up


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.

Other areas of the website provide details of support to develop skillstake on staff and a business start-up checklist

The D2N2 Growth Hub Helpline can help you identify the most relevant support to your location and business idea.

D2 Business Starter Programme

Thinking of starting a new business? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have the beginnings of......
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NBV Nottingham Business Grant

Nottingham Urban Business Support Programme supports the start-up and growth or development of existing micro, small and medium-sized businesses based......
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ScaleUp 360

tailored support to entrepreneurs, from pre-start / early stage to investment ready businesses, across the Sheffield City Region who have the......
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D2N2 Skills Access Hub

The D2N2 Skills Access Hub provides bespoke skills training and development opportunities to local businesses in the D2N2......
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The Food & Drink Forum

The Food and Drink Forum works with micro to medium sized businesses, it’s a trade association for the food......
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Big House Project

The Big House Project provides help for creative SMEs at any point in their journey from pre-start up to growing......
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Erewash Partnership Limited

Business Support & Start-Up Advice - Because starting a business can be one of the most rewarding decisions that you......
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NBV Enterprise Solutions

NBV Enterprise Solutions have been helping businesses across for over 30 years....
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Food Standards Agency

Thinking of starting a food business? The Food Standards Agency provides guidance on how to register a new and existing......
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Local ICAEW Chartered Accountant Directory

You can get a free consultation from firms participating in the ICAEW’s Business Advice Service - Accountants. Find your......
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Newark & Sherwood District Council

Whether you are looking to start a business, already established or thinking of moving into the area our business support......
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Social Enterprise Exchange

The Social Enterprise Exchange project promotes social entrepreneurship, through awareness raising events, knowledge exchange and peer networking....
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High Peak Borough Council

Whether setting a business up from home, moving to the region or wanting to grow your business already located in......
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South Derbyshire District Business Advice

Get practical answers drawn from real business experience that you can put to work immediately....
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Peak District National Park Authority

If you are a farmer or land manager, you can access a range of services from the Peak District National......
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Start-up Donut

Testing Business Ideas - To avoid starting a new business that's doomed to fail, you must test your business idea......
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Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Launchpad

The Launchpad programme provides free support to pre-start and new businesses in the Sheffield City Region....
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HM Revenue and Customs

HMRC offer a range of support for exporters. Companies new to trading overseas will find HMRC’s Guide to exporting......
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NBV Nottingham Urban Starting In Business Programme

5th July 2022
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Case Studies

SGD 3D  


SGD 3D are a Nottingham-based 3D printing company. After working with the D2N2 Capital Growth Fund they are now...

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Fast Start Innovation Grants  

Fast Start Innovation Grants

Fast Start: Innovation grants are a new initiative from Innovate UK offering up to £50,000 to propel highly innovative ideas

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Nottinghamshire company launches innovative travel bag crafted from recovered ocean waste.  

Nottinghamshire company launches innovative travel bag crafted from recovered ocean waste.

A Nottinghamshire entrepreneur has secured a Start-up Loan from First Enterprise through British Business Bank Start Up Loans Scheme

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Book an Appointment with an Adviser

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.

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