Taking the first steps
General start-up advice
The Stoke and Staffordshire Growth Hub is a good place to start. Check the starting in business section of their website or contact their business helpline:
- phone: 0300 111 8002
- e-mail: business enquiries
The Gov.UK website provides a comprehensive guide to the things you need to think about including an on-line start-up organiser.
Are you going into business alone?
Free advice for those wishing to go into business on their own is available from Business Enterprise Support (BES).
Help for 18 to 30 year olds starting out in business
Money and support to help 18-30 year olds start up in business is available from the Prince's Trust business programme.
Help for graduates
Both Keele and Staffordshire Universities offer a range of support for local entrepreneurs ranging from ideas generation to professional development.