Starting a Business

Helpful networks, tools, groups and advice for startups and entrepreneurs.


Enterprise M3 growth hub

Enterprise M3 growth hub has been developed by business for business. It is a business-led Local Enterprise Partnership working with private and public sector partners to realise the full growth potential of the area. To create sustainable impact and increase employment it is critical to support businesses to become more productive, profitable and grow over the longer term. website has information required for someone looking to start their own business.



Startups is the UK’s leading independent, online resource for anyone starting or growing a business. 



GrantFinder is the leading funding database in the UK covering local, national, and international sources of funding.


Their up-to-the-minute database is supported by a dedicated team of expert researchers who monitor, digest, verify and report daily on thousands of funding sources including charitable trusts, societies, research councils, national government, the EU and corporate sponsors.