Funding and grants

Starting a business?

Starting a business or running a startup?

It can be both exhilarating and challenging getting your business off the ground. Having the confidence to take that next step is often all that’s needed. If you’re running a micro-enterprise, in the early stages of running a business, or thinking about starting a business, Business Gateway can offer the support you need.

What support is available?

A little funding can go a long way to helping your business at this stage. But it’s not just about money. Our partners at Business Gateway can help you:

  • Consider how you’re going to finance your start-up
  • Assess your skills, whether you plan to work from home or other premises, start full-time or part-time, or choose to buy an existing business or invest in a franchise
  • Access digital consultants and online training
  • Access market research and reports
  • Know your funding options and how to manage cash flow and budget
  • Get the right processes in place to keep accurate records and meet tax, National Insurance and legal obligations
  • Prepare a business plan for success with easy-to-follow steps and handy checklist
  • Find and keep customers by developing an effective marketing and sales plan
  • Avoid common mistakes when starting up

This support can come in the form of 1:1 support, or online resources like webinars, articles and training programmes that you can access in your own time.

Ready to start or grow your business?