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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

Award-winning county farm shop urges shoppers to Think Staffordshire First

A farm shop which marks its third anniversary this month and has seen its customer base triple over the lockdown period is backing a campaign to encourage people to Think Staffordshire First when shopping.
26 October 2020

Still time to enter Queen's Awards for Enterprise

Staffordshire businesses are being reminded that there is still time to enter the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2021.
18 August 2020

County council to discuss the use of new closure powers

New powers to help Staffordshire County Council stop the spread of coronavirus are set to be implemented next week.
11 August 2020

i54 South Staffordshire western extension main works underway

Expansion works on a major Midlands business park are running ahead of schedule with the construction of fully-serviced factory platforms now underway.
15 July 2020

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