Are you thinking of starting a business?

The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme, is for pre-start, start-up and businesses under 3 years. This FREE programme gives residents and businesses in Hertfordshire access to 12 hours of free business start-up support worth £1400.

Support can be in the form of:

  • workshops and networking
  • one-to-one business advice in person, over the phone and online
  • incubation workspace usage
  • access to matched grants ranging from £1000 to £6000. For example, a project costing £3000 would mean you receiving £1500 from the grant and matching it with £1500 from your funds.

It is a joint venture between the European Regional Development Fund, and delivered by Wenta, STANTA and Dacorum Borough Council.

The grants can be used towards anything that add business expertise such as developing a marketing strategy or website, legal advice, financial planning, training to help the business to diversify and business coaching.