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business support

If you are considering starting a new business, going self employed or are new to business there is support available.

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Do you want to run your own business and need help getting started? If you are considering starting a new business, going self-employed or are new to trading, there is plenty of support available.

Start Up Business Support Dudley

Dudley Council is working with Good2Great Limited to deliver a programme for potential entrepreneurs and new start-up businesses to support their early-stage survival and growth.  Entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses will benefit from one to one support, workshops and mentoring.

To access this support, register here: Good2Great 



For information on setting up a business, writing a business plan, applying for a start-up loan and much more, please visit the .GOV site



HMRC has a variety of useful online support tools for new and pre-start businesses including e-learning products that will provide relevant guidance to those who are looking to set up a business of their own. They currently have two e-learning modules available: Starting Your Own Business and Becoming An Employer.

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The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

Are you aged 18 to 30, living in the UK and have a business idea or some ideas to explore? If you’re ready to be your own boss, sign up to the Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme in person or try the new, flexible online platform, with e-mentor support, to help guide you through all the key steps that will help make your enterprise a big success.

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Virgin Start Up Loans

Virgin StartUp has been appointed as a National Business Support Partner of the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans scheme and is part of a network of Business Support Partners across the UK.

Virgin StartUp help founders start and scale the businesses they're passionate about. From hairdressers and tradespeople to food and drinks brands to tech startups, we know what it takes to startup and thrive, and are with you each step of the way.

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British Business Bank 

For those with dreams to start and run their own business, the government-backed Start Up Loan service might just be the break you’ve been looking for. Alongside the low-interest loan, successful applicants can access free mentoring from experienced advisers.

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