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Tailored support


Hertfordshire Growth Hub delivers the Government-funded business advice service and supports small and medium sized enterprises in Hertfordshire to achieve sustainable business growth. We offer a range of services from events, information to tailored advice and support. 


Register for free to gain immediate access.



Registration benefits


Market Place – here you can browse Hertfordshire’s business and supplier directory and you can also create your own listing for other businesses to see.

Grant Finder – we know how hard it is to access funding. This powerful tool pulls in local, national and international funding opportunities.

Tailored support – After registering, you will be invited to complete a business questionnaire. This enables us to tailor support to meet your individual business needs.

Browse our support guides to help you get started:

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How to mange risk as a small business

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5 Steps to finding and applying for grants

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Looking for funding?


GrantFinder is the leading funding database in the UK covering local, national, and international sources of funding. It simplifies access to funding for business, local communities and charitable organisations.  This powerful search tool allows registered users to access:

  • Real time funding information 
  • More than 1000 funding opportunities 



National support


The Government has a range of resources for the self-employed and starting up a new business covering tax and registration, business finance and sources of support:

Working for Yourself

Running a business from Home

Set-up a Business 

Write a business plan


Find out about start-up loans to help you start or grow your own business from the British Business Bank


Local sources of support

St Albans Enterprise Agency (STANTA)


Stanta provides support to business start-ups with free advice, training and workshops. Visits its Start-Up Info Hub for all the resources you need to succeed.


Wenta is a social enterprise that provides a 'one-stop-shop' for business support. We can help you with everything from business advice, mentoring and training, to workspace, meeting rooms and virtual offices.
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Events are a great opportunity to learn something new or network with like-minded businesses. Use the search facility in our Events Calendar to finds events aimed at pre-start or new businesses.

Business success stories



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The Garden Company

A Dacorum based business, The Garden Company, is a well-established, award-winning design and landscaping business specialising in high-end residential and commercial projects. Despite its success, owners James and Helen Scott were concerned their profile didn’t reflect where they wanted to be positioned in the market.
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ASCEND is a Watford-based charity that provides disadvantaged communities with support, skills training and careers guidance. In June 2019, the CEO approached Hertfordshire Growth Hub for help with marketing that could help diversify the charity’s funding sources and plan for the future.
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