Are you thinking of setting up a business? Or already taking the first steps with your own company? Wherever you are on the journey to being a successful entrepreneur, Sheffield City Region Growth Hub can help you.
To make that happen the Growth Hub is working with a range of organisations and individuals to encourage entrepreneurship and provide important support for Start-Up businesses whilst enabling early stage businesses to be sustainable longer term and to grow.
Support for Start-Ups
One of the key business support programme for new businesses is Launchpad. This is a £3.5m initiative across the City Region being led by the award winning team at Enterprising Barnsley, in partnership with the Princes Trust, Business Doncaster and several other key partners across the whole of the region.
In addition to Launchpad – Entrepreneurs and Start-up businesses will be able to apply to the Y Accelerator programme, where up to 10 individuals, teams or companies in the Sheffield City Region with new business ideas will benefit from a three-month intensive business support programme and the chance to win investment in your business idea to kick start those with the most potential for growth.
Scale Up 360
Focussed on providing support to new businesses specifically with high growth potential, Scale Up 360 is managed by a team at Sheffield Hallam University and offers support to the whole of the region.
If you are interested in the Launchpad or the Y Accelerator, or just looking to start up your own business contact the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub team today to find out what support is available for you.
National Business Support
But if you are unsure and cannot decide if starting a business is right for you to start with, you can begin by getting advice from the Government’s National Business Support Helpline; a dedicated helpline that provides initial advice and support and can explain what’s on offer, particularly for those that are thinking about starting up in business.
The National Business Support Helpline number is 0300 456 3565 and it is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. There is also a textphone service available on 0208 742 8620.
You can also call us on 03330 00 00 39 and we can help you to get started.