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Start up advice, inspiration and support

Information to help you settle, promote and grow your business within Derbyshire. Much of this assistance is free.

To help businesses find the support they need, the D2N2 Growth Hub links businesses with an ambition to grow in the D2N2 area, the UK's most inspirational postcode, with support and information, the Growth Hub is the gateway for businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

For many businesses there are difficulties in finding a good supplier, a better deal, or even to decide what their strategy should be and what assistance might help them to realise their potential!

The overarching aim of the D2N2 Growth Hub is to improve the ability of businesses in the D2N2 area to value and engage appropriately with business service providers (public or private), and to help business service providers to improve their offer.

Visit the D2N2 Growth Hub or call the helpline tel: 0333 006 9178.

Nationally, Gov.UK provides information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader.

HMRC has an e-learning course called Starting your own business which covers issues such as tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.

My New Business is a comprehensive start up service which provides businesses with support and guidance on how to set up a new business.

Through the national ShopAppy scheme we support independent Derbyshire businesses to promote and sell online.

StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, designed to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

The D2 business starter programme is an exciting new initiative giving all Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore their business potential.

Learn how to set up a new business with a series of fully funded workshops and one to one support. The programme has just one purpose - to seek out and assist owners of brilliant ideas across the county.