Help and Support for Start Ups

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, 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.

Help for Your Business

Starting Your Business

When setting up your own business, preparation is key - we're here to provide guidance and signposting to ensure you are well equipped to deal with the journey ahead. Get the information you may need when starting up and running your business, as well as further advice and useful links.

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Running Your Business

Setting up and running a business can be a challenge but help is on hand from Derbyshire Dales District Council and others to help make the journey as painless as possible. Established businesses can get help directly from our business adviser and many other useful resources.

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Growing Your Business

Once your business is well-established and profitable you may want to grow and expand it further. If you are not satisfied with maintaining your current operation and want to increase your market share, and profits, you'll need to develop a solid strategy for business growth.

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Funding Your Business

Whether you are looking to launch a start-up, expand your current business, or become more resource efficient, you will most likely need some financial support. Business funding can come in many forms and we are ideally placed to advise you on the latest and most suitable options.

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