Start a business that sets you free

male freelancer on laptop with forest view


Take your business to new heights

Woman at top of mountains


Get closer to making that dream a reality

man and women in business meeting with laptop


Free support for freelancers, entrepreneurs and new businesses

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step that most people never will.

Whether you have a big idea to get off the ground, an existing business which is facing some new hurdles, or you’ve decided it’s finally time to be your own boss; you are now part of the self-employment revolution.

The road’s going to be rocky, but journeys are always easier with the right people around you. Every entrepreneur, freelancer and small business owner goes through the same set of challenges, and since 2017 we’ve helped over 600 of them to come out on top. 

All of our training, courses, advice and resources are free of charge. Start and Grow Enterprise is devoted to helping Gloucestershire continue its reputation of self-starting innovation and invention, by making it easy to get the right support.


In business, knowledge is power

  • post it note on board success stories

    Overcoming COVID Restrictions - Success Stories

    Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many small businesses have flourished. Here we find out a little more about some of those who have bucked the trend and overcome the obstacles that have been thrown in front of them.

    Read more
  • animated website

    How to create visual impact online

    Creating content that is immediately engaging to your audience, whether on your website or social channels, can be a daunting prospect. Here are some top tips on how to cut through the noise and ensure your voice is not only heard, but remembered!

    Read more