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Start Up and Development Advice

Are you looking to start up a business and need help with access to finance, business planning or guidance on where to get started?

Take a look at the following business support organisations who could help you achieve your goals.As a start-up business you can access the benefits of Chamber membership for less than 50p a day. Find out more here.

 

Outset Finance 

If you’re looking for finance to start-up or grow your business Outset Finance, an official delivery partner of the government backed Start Up Loans scheme, can offer tailored support to help you with your application for a loan of up to £25,000. This support includes free access to our interactive start-up support tool, Outset Online. Among other things like hundreds of video tutorials, user friendly financial calculators and online chat forums, Outset Online guides you through the steps of creating a business plan that you can download and submit with your Start Up Loan application.

For more information visit outsetfinance.com or call 0800 3898 188.


Ready for Business

Designed to help businesses start, grow and succeed, Ready for Business have a range for Business Growth programmes to support eligible businesses. From alternative finance options to developing strategic management, they try to find a solution to help grow your business. Their specialist business support products and services are funded through ‘Solutions for Business’ and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

For more information on Ready for Business click here or call 01275 376233


Fredericks Foundation

Fredericks Foundation is a charity that helps people wishing to set up, or expand their own business as a means to achieve financial independence whilst rebuilding their confidence and self-esteem, but who are unable to access the finance required from conventional sources.

Fredericks Foundation provides a comprehensive range of business support and microloan funding for start-ups and existing businesses. In doing so they enable people who cannot access bank finance to realise their potential for the benefit of themselves and their families.

Fredericks Foundation also helps clients to write robust business plans, to understand the importance of cash-flow forecasting and look for evidence of market research. Client managers talk through the marketing options and offer advice where appropriate. Clients are encouraged to present their ideas confidently and engagingly, and to believe in themselves.

For more information on Fredericks Foundation click here. You can also view a video on Fredericks Foundation here.

 

 

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