Starting or growing your business
Need help starting up / advice with your business?
Call our Business Helpline 0300 111 8002 or visit our Start2 zones, available in every library in the county. They can give you the information and guidance you need to turn your good idea into a thriving business, so visit your local library for more information. If you're unemployed and aged between 18 and 30 or if you're over 50 and hoping to progress your business ideas, the Prince's Trust may be able to help you.
Do you want to boost your business?
Get involved with our marketing schemes that help you promote your business.
Are you looking for accommodation?
We have a range of land and accommodation including office units and workshops available on flexible terms which are ideal for start-up businesses.
Do you want to relocate or expand?
If you are new to the area or already here visit Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire or call 0300 111 8005 for help with identifying the right property or land and for support with skills and recruitment.
Do you need a business loan?
We work in partnership to provide business loans from £10,000 to £50,000 to businesses which are unable to access finance from banks. Visit BCRS or call 0845 3138410 to find out if you are eligible.
Are you looking to sell your products / services abroad?
We are working with UKTI and various partners to host export support events over the County. These are ideal for businesses new to exporting, visit our exporting homepage for more details. Furthermore, Open To Export may also be able to provide additional help and support with your exporting plans.
Improve your environmental management
Find out how you can improve your environmental management by visiting the Staffordshire Business and Environment Network (SBEN) or call 01785 277379
Need more help?
If you can't find what you're looking for on these pages try our Business Directory which links you with other business support providers and networking opportunities.