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Support for small businesses

Our initiatives help start-up and growing businesses. Many of these could also assist your business that may be facing challenges. 

Business helpline

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Business helpline will work with you to identify immediate and underlying problems and seek ways to help your business. It can put you in touch with a range of organisations to address your specific challenges.

Contact the helpline on: 0300 111 8002

Business loan fund

Could £10,000 - £50,000 help to address your expansion or development needs?

The business loan fund is available to viable businesses unable to access finance from mainstream lenders.

Enterprise centres

Our enterprise centres offer office units. They are on monthly licences.

They may help your business to downsize or relocate to premises with more flexible rental terms.

Other initiatives

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Latest business news

New Career for Christian thanks to County Council Work Experience Programme

Hundreds of jobseekers are getting their foot on the career ladder with help from a work experience programme delivered by Staffordshire County Council.
Date:
17 August 2021

People Reminded of Available Guidance on County Job Vacancies as Latest Out-of-Work Claimant Figures Released

People are again being urged to find out about rising job vacancies in Staffordshire if they are looking for employment or a change of career after the latest out-of-work claimant figures were released today.
Date:
17 August 2021

How Trading Standards Continue to Keep Communities Safe

Supporting over 1,350 scam victims and saving consumers over £42.5m are amongst the achievements of Trading Standards services right across the country.
Date:
30 July 2021

Free expert advice for Staffordshire micro businesses available thanks to councils' partnership with leading national support body

Businesses with one to four employees are being urged to find out how they can benefit from 12 months' free business support to guide them through the pandemic recovery.
Date:
24 June 2021

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