General Help and Support

Thinking of starting a business? Got an idea but not sure how to start? We can help you with business planning, finding and keeping customers, managing money, and more.

Vision Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council logoThe Vision Derbyshire programme was set up in 2019 and is a shared goal across Derbyshire County Council and district and borough councils to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the way the authorities work together.

As part of this programme, start-up businesses up to a year old can benefit from one-to-one advice;

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  • Address: Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG

Funding for Start Up Businesses

For further information on grants and loans, contact Sarah Smith and see our Funding for Start Ups page. 

Useful information for those thinking of starting their own business

There are a number of areas to consider when thinking of setting up your own business; does working for yourself feel right for you and your family? How do I find and keep my customers?

Each of the PDFs below from a third party is designed to provide a taster of what you should be thinking about when making the decision to set up in business.