We’ve brought together lots of useful links, how-to guides and information to help your business grow. For even more support, just get in touch by calling us or completing our enquiry form above.
Yes, completely free. We’re funded by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), and the EU, so we don’t need to charge for the support we give you, or take commission from anyone. That means we can be completely impartial and honest, giving you the very best advice for your specific situation. You can work with us on a regular basis too, as your business grows and changes – there’s no time limit.
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Of course you can, but if you want some help navigating what’s on offer, how much it might cost and what funding could be available, we offer free, impartial advice and support. There are lots of organisations out there, and it can be confusing finding the right option for you. Our advisers have a really in-depth understanding of the wealth of different schemes, grants, subsidies and suppliers on offer – and we talk to you about where you want to take your business. Because we’re impartial we can match your needs to the right support. Above all, we’re a completely free service and working with us can save you a lot of time and effort.
Yes. As part of the Government’s November 2015 spending review, the Business Growth Service and Manufacturing Advisory Service have closed their operations, but if you’re an established business with growth potential and you’re based in Hertfordshire, we can help. Call us on 0844 725 5575 or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll put you in touch with the right specialist adviser for your business.
Unfortunately not, we’re only funded to help businesses in our county. To find out what support’s available near you, call the National Business Support Helpline on 0300 456 3565.
We’re here to help established businesses in Hertfordshire to grow. So, to access our free, impartial support you’ll need to have been in business for at least two years, have a team of five or more people, and have real potential to achieve even more.
We help businesses grow. Our advisers do that by working closely with you to understand your position and potential, then help you decide exactly what your next steps should be. They offer free, expert advice and support, as well as helping you find the best local organisations to deliver what you need. That might be a research institute who can help you with an innovation project, a training company who can develop your people, a design agency who can create a website or an investor who can inject much-needed funds. We’re completely impartial, so whatever solutions we suggest are based on your specific needs, and nothing else. We’ll also keep working with you over the long term, making sure the projects we helped you start really come to fruition, and helping you plan the next stage of your growth too.