Herts Start-up Programme.


Dacorum Borough Council with partners Wenta and Stanta have secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund which enables us to offers free business advice and training for Hertfordshire based new, start-up  and established micro businesses (up to 3½ years old).

12 hours of support are on offer to each business which may consist of:-

•  business advice meetings with an experienced business adviser
•  Assistance with registering the business with HMRC and Companies House
•  training workshops covering a wide range of topics such as Microsoft programs,  finance,customer service and marketing. Full details of the courses on offer can be found here.

Business Advice Meeting.


At a business advice meeting, you will receive personalised advice along with a follow-up email indicating the key action points.

The advice will include everything you need to set up your business, from practical, legal and financial information through to a thorough analysis of your business strategy.

This evaluation will include a review of any competitive advantages that you may have, profiling your potential or current customers, researching your competitors and pricing structure, and developing a marketing plan.

We can help you to:

• Create a business plan from initial research, through to implementation
• Understand key strategy issues
• Develop a marketing plan
• Understand key financial data – cash flow, profit and loss

In addition, there will be potential for a limited number of small business grants (subject to eligibility).

How to Apply.


For further information or to register your interest please contact business@dacorum.gov.uk or call Lesley Crisp 01442 531003

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