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Setting up a business

Local support

Ready2Grow enterprise club offers new business starters free membership, which includes free workshops, 1-2-1 advice and information about getting grants.

Princes Trust Be your own boss helping young people start a successful business

Prospects – Giving people the chance to develop their potential by giving them the advice and guidance and the skills to get into meaningful employment and to progress in the work place.

University of Northampton - promotes entrepreneurship in a wider context to support students, staff and the local community – by helping them to start and grow the right business solutions to meet their needs.

National support 

General advice about setting up and running your own business is available on http://www.gov.uk/set-up-business

Gov.uk – What you need to do to set up depends on your type of business, where you work and whether you take people on to help.

Business is Great - Support, advice and inspiration for growing your business

New Enterprise Allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business if you’re getting certain benefits  

Enterprising People: if you are inactive or  claiming Job seekers allowance our network of experts can help you develop the essential tools and skills you need to set up your own business and become the boss!

Entrepreneur Handbook - Get the latest advice and insight for entrepreneurs from Entrepreneur Handbook, with guidance on leadership, finance, marketing, human resources and more


Superfast broadband – want to know if your existing or new premise has or can connect to superfast broadband. Check here

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Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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